The Dyestuffs Manufacturers Association of India (DMAI), established in 1950, is the Apex Body representing Dyestuffs, Pigments, Optical Brighteners and Dyes Intermediates Manufacturers from all over the country, covering all sectors of the Colorants Industry – small scale units to multinationals; a fact well recognized by the Government authorities. DMAI regularly takes up various issues of concern to the Colorant Industry with the respective Government Agencies. Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Government of India seeks DMAI opinion before framing policies concerning Colorants Industry.
DMAI feels proud of the fact that Indian Colorants Industry has emerged as a major player in the world with a Global market share of about 15%. The export targets set in the previous two 10 year Action Plans in 1991 and 2001 drawn by DMAI were not only realized, but exceeded. DMAI has again submitted the 3rd ambitious Action Plan in 2010 for the next 20 years to the Government, and shall support the Industry to achieve the target in the best possible way.
DMAI honors its members with annual awards for their excellent in various fields, felicitates students of Color Chemistry from ICT, conducts Seminars, arranges and hosts overseas Trade Delegations and organizes Conferences to bring Colorant makers and its diverse users on a common platform to understand the present and future needs and deliberate on available products, future trends and developments. For the convenience of ends users, DMAI with the support of Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Government of India had organized two such Conferences on “Textiles : Business & Environment Sustainability – Challenges for the Colorants Industry’ in November 2013 in Coimbatore and in February 2016 in Ludhiana, the areas in their vicinity being major Textile Processing clusters in India.
Over the years, DMAI & China Dyestuff Industry Association (CDIA) have established close links. Besides holding regular interactions, and active participation in China Interdye Exhibition every year, the first Inter Dye Asia, an international exhibition was jointly and successfully held in December 2011 in Ahmedabad. Another such exhibition Interdye Asia 2015 organized by CDIA, with DMAI support, was held in Ahmedabad in December 2015.
CDIA, jointly with DMAI, has initiated steps to establish Asia Dyestuff Industry Federation (ADIF) with the objectives of assisting the colorants Industry to meet global challenges and accelerate the development of Asian Colorants Industry. Besides, DMAI is now being recognized globally with invitations for participation & presentations, latest being for presentations at 2015 ITMA (the world’s most established textile and garment machinery exhibition since 1951) at Milan, Italy and XXIV International Congress of International Federation of Associations of Textile Chemists and Colourists (IFATCC) organized in 2016 with the support of the Czech Association of Textile Chemists and Colourists.
Starting in 2005, the International Convention on Colorants (COC), jointly conducted by DMAI with support from the Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers has become a very successful biennial events, the last one was held in February 2017.