Based in Mumbai, CNT (Catalysing New Technologies) Expositions and Services LLP has established a series of successful exhibitions, conference and seminars in the areas of 3D Printing, Inkjet Printing and Textile Processing.
CNT works closely with industry to create knowledge and business networking opportunities to promote and catalyse new technologies in varied spheres.
CNT also provide Be-spoke consulting and market intelligence services to the various stakeholders of the industry.


Aditya Chandavarkar

Aditya Chandavarkar is a established entrepreneur with business interests in manufacruring, innovative technology and consulting. He is the co-founder of CNT Expositions and Services (acronym for Catalysing New Technologies), which was subsequently formed by the acquisition of Inkjet Forum India – a leading knowledge sharing platform for inkjet printing technology founded by him. At Inkjet Forum India, Aditya was single handedly responsible for conceptualizing and organizing conferences and educations programs, in the area of digital textile printing and industrial inkjet.

He is also a Director at Silversheen Inks & Coatings Pvt. Ltd. (, a company which is involved in the manufacturing of printing inks, & coatings. At Silversheen, Aditya is actively involved in business development & strategic planning. He was the instrumental in the appointment of Silversheen Inks & Coatings Pvt Ltd as the authorised distributor for graphic and industrial inkjet inks and associated ancillary products by Chimigraf Ibérica SL, Spain for the Indian subcontinent.

He is also the Founder & CEO at Inkjet Forum India, which is a knowledge-sharing platform for disruptive printing technology. Inkjet Forum India organizes conference, educations programs, and exhibitions in the areas of digital textile printing, industrial inkjet & 3D Printing.

Aditya speaks at leading conferences worldwide on the development and evolution of inkjet printing.

Aditya holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Science from University of Central Lancashire, Preston and a Master of Science degree in Biotechnology from University of Manchester, UK.

Dilip Raghavan

Dilip Raghavan is the co-founder of CNT Expositions and Services LLP (acronym for Catalysing New Technologies), which will cater solely to new emerging markets and industries. CNT has already created a new event for the 3D printing industry, and has entered the digital and inkjet printing space, through its acquisition of Inkjet forum India.

He is also the Managing Director of Colour Publications Pvt Ltd, India's oldest publishing houses for techno-commercial journals in India. They have been in existence for over 65 years and publish seven periodical B2B titles for varying industries such as paints/coatings, plastics/polymers/packaging, textiles, nonwovens/technical textiles, inkjet printing, 3D Printing, chemicals, personal/home care, food, pharma, etc. He serves as the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher for these titles, all of which have chemistry and coloration as their fundamental commonality. All of these titles are the undisputed leaders in their space in India, with a significant presence and recognition globally too.

He was instrumental in recently forging a Joint Venture alliance, wherein the Paintindia Exhibition became part of the European Coatings Show alliance. He continues to be a majority stakeholder in this event, and the Managing Director of Exponova Exhibitions and Conferences (I) Pvt Ltd, the JV entity. He is also the Co-Founder of a new start-up entity called Trademill Technologies Pvt Ltd, which is a technology outfit designed to serve the online business needs of various B2B industries, with a special emphasis on the chemical industry.

He frequently represents India and the industries that he serves through his publications at international forums both as a Media Representative, and at times as a country speaker.

He has a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (B.E.) with a specialisation in Electronics and Telecommunications from Mumbai University. married, with one son. He is an avid animal-lover. His hobbies include extensive reading and public-speaking.


Colour Publications Pvt Ltd

Colour Publications Pvt Ltd is India’s oldest publishing house for techno-commercial journals in India. They have been in existence for over 65 years and publish seven periodical B2B titles for varying industries such as paints/coatings, plastics / polymers /packaging, textiles, nonwovens/technical textiles, chemicals, personal/home care, food, pharma, etc. All of these titles have chemistry and coloration as their fundamental commonality.

These journals now enjoy a visibility and brand equity beyond the shores of India as well, and are recognized as amongst the world’s best in their respective spheres. Colour Publications today has expanded its scope of activities beyond mere publishing into areas like Market intelligence, Exhibitions, Conferences, Commissioned Events and Printing Outsourcing. The company is today backward integrated with a fully self-sufficient and state-of-the-art in –house printing facility.


COLOURAGE has a strong brand image as India's premier monthly magazine in the field of Textile Wet Processing.

In keeping with this image, it mainly focuses on the production and application of dyes, chemicals and allied products used in the colouration of cotton, wool, jute and synthetic fibre fabrics. In order to accord a complete view to the journal, it also touches upon the processing of knitted goods, hosiery and garments. Machinery relevant to this sector is also covered extensively. With the increased thrust on exports in the global free-trade market, a lot of aspects related to quality and compliances have also been included of late.

One of the emerging strengths of COLOURAGE has been its structured format wherein it has categorized its technical content to encompass a wide range of topics relevant to processing, and planned the broad content for the same for a period of over 2 years. It is perhaps the only journal of its ilk the world over to achieve this level of meticulous planning.

COLOURAGE thus reaches all the textile mills, woollen mills, silk and silk art mills, textile processing houses, garment manufacturers, garment processors, Knitwear manufacturers, hosiery manufacturers, export process houses, speciality chemicals manufacturers etc. It is also abstracted by various national and international abstracting agencies.

Popular Plastics & Packaging

POPULAR PLASTICS AND PACKAGING is India's premier Techno-commercial magazine for the Plastics Processors and users, catering to the needs of the Plastics and Polymer Industries as well as the Plastics Packaging Industry across the globe. The complete spectrum of the industry is regularly featured in the journal. These are Raw Materials and Feedstock, Processing Machinery, Packaging, Dies and Moulds, Instrumentation, Polymers and Petrochemicals.

Its coverage of national as well as international news along with its strong technical content and its reach amongst end-users ensure a large readership. It is the Indian member of the forum of international plastics publications, and continues to be associated with leading Indian and overseas technical and trade bodies.

The journal is growing from strength-to-strength even as it has completed over 60 years of service to the industry.


PAINTINDIA has built a place for itself as the pioneer and the only journal in the coating industry not only in India, but in the entire Far East. It has all along championed the cause of the coating industry to the extent that the Indian Industry looks upto the journal for objective presentation of news, independent expression of views and dissemination of information in continuing research in coatings and raw materials, and its allied fields. In its continuous pursuit of reader service, Paintindia is now looking to offer something to the end-user of Paints by paying some more attention to the applications aspect of coatings.

Having captured the readership of the entire Indian Coatings industry without exception, PAINTINDIA is now aiming to expand its horizons and readership beyond the shores of India. Recognized as a faithful friend of the Coatings Industry for the last 65 years, it is a sort of Bible for Coating Manufacturers from both the Architectural as well as the Industrial Segments.

The journal is also the backbone for the PAINTINDIA series of exhibitions, the undisputed leading coatings exposition in India, held every 2 years