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Stäubli’s extensive range attracts visitors at ITMA 2019

"Stäubli presented a wide range of its latest textile machinery at its two booths at ITMA 2019. Additionally, Stäubli solutions for frame and Jacquard weaving were also seen at other booths throughout the weaving hall. Visitors to these booths learned about Stäubli’s vision... Read more

Karl Mayer offers tricot machine

Fabrics for business and casual shirts can be produced on the Karl Mayer’s HKS 3-M high-speed tricot machine in a gauge of E 28. Jackets can also be manufactured from a fabric produced on an HKS 3-M in a gauge of E 28. In this application the bicomponent Lycra T400 fibers give the garment a na... Read more

China's textile machinery business income increases by 14.57%

In the first quarter of 2019, the Chinese textile machinery industry earned CNY 22.98 billion of prime business income, registering 14.57 per cent year-on-year increase. The segment’s assets increased by 8.56 percent year-on-year to CNY 102.5 billion from 2018. From January to March 2019, the... Read more

Archroma offers new range of high wet-fast disperse dyes at ITMA 2019

"Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, launched its new Foron® SP-WF, a range of high wet-fast disperse dyes for sportswear and active wear applications, at the ITMA exhibition."   Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemica... Read more

Archroma launches new liquid sulfur blue dye at ITMA 2019

"Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions launched Diresul® Smartdenim Blue, a liquid sulfur blue dye designed to mimic indigo at ITMA 2019. The new product will be the core of Archroma's Indigo Reflection, a coloration system that behaves lik... Read more

Over 30 Québec companies participate in ITMA 2019

More than 30 companies and organisations from Québec’s textile and apparel sectors are participating ITMA 2019, the most important international exhibition for technological innovations in manufacturing that is being held in Barcelona, Spain, from June 20 to 26, 2019. This initiative, l... Read more

Taiwan presents ‘smart’ machinery at ITMA 2019

"Taiwanese textile companies Pai Lung, Logic Art, AK Dyeing, ACME, CCI Tech, Tai Ho Shing and Taiwan Giu Chun exhibited their intelligent/smart machinery and innovative solutions for the textile industry at ITMA 2019. With the support of TAITRA, these companies showcased Taiwanese cutting-edge techn... Read more

Mayer & Cie. exhibits weft knit machine study at ITMA 2019

"Mayer & Cie. (MCT) is exhibiting weft knitting machine study at this year’s ITMA exhibition. The study will demonstrate a new technique of manufacturing textile fabrics. The long-established German firm is taking a fresh look at a proven procedure, weft knitting, and combining it with cir... Read more

Fong launches new dyeing systems

Fong’s has developed a new central control system called SmartCentre which can organise all the tasks within a dyeing factory and generates necessary reports upon request. It receives order information from the ERP system and arranges production schedules on the dyeing machines automatically. ... Read more

Datacolor® collaborates with Adobe to launch new innovative solution for textile industry

Datacolor®, a global leader in color management technology has collaborated with Adobe to launch a set of innovative tools to help streamline the process of digitally designing prints for fabrics. The collaboration pairs Datacolor’s professional color lookup tool, ColorReaderPRO, with Adob... Read more

Uster launches five value modules for Quality Management Platform at ITMA

ITMA 2019 saw the launch of five ‘Value Modules’ for Uster® Quality Expert from Uster Technologies. These modules give spinners an objective and accurate view of the entire spinning process, leading to higher yields and consistent quality: ‘Managing a textile mill with quality ... Read more

Lectra redefines 3D virtual prototyping with Modaris® V8R2

"Lectra has launched Modaris® V8R2, the latest version of its patternmaking, grading and prototyping 2D/3D solution. The new version of Modaris, the most widely used modeling solution by leading brands in fashion and apparel, offers greater speed, efficiency and precision in product development.... Read more

Karl Mayer happy with visitor turnout at ITMA-2019

"Karl Mayer’s diverse exhibition area at ITMA 2019 soon became the industry’s favourite meeting point as nearly 1,000 visitors visited the company’s stand during the first four days of the exhibition. International visitors were impressed by the modern design of the stand and by th... Read more

Jeanologia unveils new sourcing model for apparel production

Jeanologia has unveiled a new sourcing model designed to streamline apparel production from fabric to garment finishing. The technology has the potential to dehydrate and detoxify the world’s most consumed product—jeans—within the next five years. The model is the first complete p... Read more

Savio offers innovative Industry 4.0 solutions at ITMA 2019

"Savio, the leading supplier of winding, twisting and rotor spinning machines, with manufacturing plants spanning over Italy, China, India and Czech Republic, is exhibiting innovative, highly automated, energy saving Industry 4.0 solutions in all displayed machines at ITMA 2019. These solutions incl... Read more

Dornier launches rapier weaving machine P2

"Lindauer Dornier GmbH has launched the standard variant of its rapier weaving machine P2 at ITMA 2019. More flexible, faster and more efficient than P1, The P2 is the result of almost seven decades of expertise in developing and building rapier weaving machines. With its improved shed geometry and ... Read more

Uster launches Quality Management Platform at ITMA

"Five ‘Value Modules’ of Uster QUALITY EXPERT has been launched at ongoing ITMA, after being successfully tested by customers around the globe. These modules will give spinners an objective and accurate view of the entire spinning process, leading to higher yields and consistent quality:... Read more

Stäubli launches new-generation machines at ITMA

"At ITMA, Stäubli is exhibiting a wide range of machinery equipped with state-of-the-art high-end technologies and software solutions that offer new and expanded benefits to textile mills. Stäubli solutions can boost weaving or sock-knitting performance and overall mill efficiency, besides... Read more

ITMA: Uster launches fabric inspection Q-BAR 2 and FABRIQ EXPERT

"Uster quality systems which include fabric inspection, launched Uster Q-BAR 2 and Uster FABRIQ EXPERT at ITMA 2019. Uster Q-BAR 2 and Uster FABRIQ EXPERT aim to support textile mills in guaranteeing delivery of desired roll quality, using the best technology available for monitoring and improving p... Read more

Marzoli offers intelligent spinning systems at ITMA 2019

"Marzoli, a Camozzi Group company is offering intelligent spinning systems at ITMA.2019. The company has developed MRM (Marzoli Remote Maintenance In collaboration with Camozzi Digital. This is the first patented software platform in the world that analyses the big data of machinery processes detect... Read more

ITA graduate bags ITMA Research & Innovation Excellence Award

Mathias Zidda, a master graduate of Institutfür Textiltechnik of RWTH Aachen University (ITA), won the ITMA Research & Innovation Excellence Award for his 3D braiding machine, which was rebuilt according to the Industry 4.0 standard. During his master thesis Development of a gear-driven 3D ... Read more

Italy dominates at ITMA 2019 with 360 exhibitors

ITMA 2019, which opened its gates on June 20, 2019 in Barcelona, willprovide a first-hand look at the technology proposals of roughly 360 Italian machinery manufacturers. Italian exhibitors will occupynearly 30,000 sq. metersof the total space at the exhibition. Alessandro Zucchi, President of ACIM... Read more

Two ACIMIT manufacturers awarded Green Label Award at ITMA 2019

Two ACIMIT associated textile machinery manufacturers, Loptex and Tonello, were awarded the Italian Green Label Award at the press conference held by ACIMIT and the Italian Trade Agency at ITMA Barcelona, The commitment of textile machinery manufacturers in researching and developing technology sol... Read more

Saurer increases product offerings at ITMA 2019

"Saurer has increased its product offerings at ITMA 2019. The company is offering all its staple fibre spinning solutions at the exhibition. Its mill monitoring system can be linked within a given system which saves on labour and makes the production processes more efficient and less wasteful, with ... Read more

ITMA 2019: Sustainable trends and demand in focus at Tex Summit Global

"On the first day at ITMA 2019, China Textile Magazine organized the Tex Summit Global-a conference on the sustainable trends and demand in the textile industry with a focus on Chinese textile industry and Shaoxing district where largest concentration of textile manufacturing and dyeing finishing un... Read more

Durst launches fifth generation Alpha textiles printers

Durst launched the fifth generation of its Alpha family of textiles printers at ITMA 2019. These printers feature Durst’s Super Multi pass technology which the manufacturer claims will provide 30 per cent better performance than comparable systems. The new technology is based around enhancemen... Read more

A new sourcing model by Jeanologia at ITMA 2019

Jeanologia, the Spanish company leader in developing eco-efficient technology, will present the sourcing model of the future at ITMA 2019. This innovative production process marks the beginning of a new era in the textile industry. This operational model delivers five fundamental benefits to the te... Read more

Beaulieu displays sustainable fibres and yarns at ITMA 2019

"Global raw materials’ provider based in Belgium, Beaulieu, is displaying an inspiring range of fibres, yarns and technical textiles at ITMA 2019. The range is extremely flexible and can replicate any type of staple fibre spinning technology, using different type of polymers and additives... Read more

Shima features a comprehensive range of products at ITMA 2019

"Leading computerised knitting machine manufacturer Shima Seiki, featured a comprehensive line-up of its products, including new Whole garment knitting machines, computerised flat knitting machines, and computer graphic design systems, as well as various digital solutions ITMA 2019."   Leadin... Read more

Mimaki Hybrid printer emphasises accessibility oftextile printing

"Mimaki Engineering, a leading manufacturer of inkjet printers and cutting systems, launched the first global technology demonstration of a brand-new hybrid digital textile printer from the TX300P series at ITMA 2019 . Uniquely featuring both direct-to-textile and direct-to-transfer print capabiliti... Read more

VDMA goes digital with Industrie 4.0 at ITMA 2019

"At the first at press conference at ITMA, spokespersons of twelve renowned VDMA member companies showed cased the impact of Industry 4.0 solutions on the textile process chain. The prominent companies that participated included Brückner, KM.ON from Karl Mayer, Mayer & Cie, Oerlikon, Monfor... Read more

Kornit Konnect’s new software at ITMA 2019 maximises productivity

"Kornit Digital, a worldwide market leader in digital textile printing technology, launched Kornit Konnect –a new cloud-based, mobile workflow software platform at ITMA 2019. The software enables businesses to maximise productivity of their digital printing solutions. This is the first phase i... Read more

“Denims can be sustainable and beautiful”

“ We made it happen,for the first time, that denims can be sustainable as well as beautiful looking product,” said Alberto Candiani, Owner, Candiani-Denim, winner of ITMA Sustainability Innovation award” in an exclusive conversation with Sanjay Chawla, Global Convener, Fashionating... Read more

EFI Reggiani showcases advanced textile solutions at ITMA 2019

"EFI is showcasing advanced textile solutions at ITMA 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. This includes the EFI Reggiani BOLT single-pass inkjet printer. This 1.8-meter (71-inch) wide printer is designed to give textile manufacturers high uptime and reliability, high performance throughout and unparalleled pr... Read more

Normalisation, not a boom expected after ITMA

"It has been a difficult year, demand of new machines is low, will see whether ITMA has an impact,” said Dr Norbert Klapper, CEO Rieter, in the first press conference of ITMA 2019 here in Barcelona on June 20. He further added, “The year saw worsening and uncertain business environment i... Read more

Candiani SpA wins ITMA 2019 sustainable innovation award

"The ITMA Sustainable Innovation Award is one of the components of ITMA Innovation Lab which brands a series of activities promoting research and innovation" One of Europe’s largest denim producer, Candiani SpA has bagged the ITMA Sustainable Innovation Award for its innovative product, Candi... Read more

ITMA 2019 sets new record with 1,717 exhibitors from 45 countries

ITMA 2019, currently being held in Barcelona, has set a new record with its number of exhibitors totaling 1,717 from 45 countries. The exhibits are being showcased over 114,500 square meters of net exhibit space, a 9 per cent increase over the previous edition in 2015. The exhibition occupies all n... Read more

Kornit Digital launches sustainable solutions for industrial digital textile printing at ITMA 2…

Kornit Digital, a leader in digital textile printing technology, has launched a range of industrial digital textile printing solutions at ITMA 2019. These solutions enable unlimited design creativity, faster turnaround times and sustainable production. The first of these solutions, the Kornit Pres... Read more

Planet Textiles Summit to provide a blueprint for change in denim production

Global denim leaders, brands, retailers and alike will gather at the Planet Textiles Summit on Sustainability that will be held on June 22, 2019 at ITMA 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. The key point of discussions will include how the denim manufacturing industry should make jeans by 2025? And what brea... Read more

Karl Mayer launches new dyeing technology at ITMA 2019

Karl Mayer launched Greendye, an innovative technology for producing denim fabrics with minimised ecological footprint at ITMA 2019 This nitrogen-based technology ensures less environmental impact and more efficiency during indigo dyeing. With its high concentration in the dye bath and under nitrog... Read more

OVJA 1.1 EETT jacquard machine by Mayer & Cie debuts at ITMA Barcelona 2019

"Mayer & Cie will launch the OVJA 1.1 EETT jacquard machine at ITMA Barcelona 2019. The machine has been developed especially for the manufacture of shoe uppers for sports and leisure footwear. The OVJA 1.1 EETT is available with double electronics and double transfer technology, which is reflec... Read more

Mayer & Cie to launch new machine at ITMA Barcelona 2019

"Mayer & Cie. will showcase a mesh and body mapping specialist machine- electronic single jersey machine MJ 3.2 E at this year’s ITMA in Barcelona. Specially developed for sporting use, this machine is the cornerstone of the manufacturer’s trade fair concept and its slogan “Sta... Read more

Jeanologia to launch new production model at ITMA 2019

"Jeanologia, the Spanish company involved in developing sustainable and efficient technology, will present a new production model based on digitalisation and sustainability that reduces times and simplifies processes, reinventing the way of producing jeans."   Jeanologia, the Spanish company ... Read more

ColorJet strikes Platinum Sponsorship deal with ITMA 2019

ColorJet is the first Indian digital textile printing company to strike a platinum sponsorship deal at ITMA 2019. The brand will have a stand at Hall-3, Booth No-B102. This partnership is aligned with its aspiration of becoming a global digital textile printing brand and showcasing efficient Indian ... Read more

Mimaki Engineering to showcase digital print technologies at ITMA 2019

Mimaki Engineering, a leading manufacturer of inkjet printers and cutting systems, will showcase its broad portfolio of cutting-edge digital print technologies at ITMA 2019. This will include the first global showcase of its new hybrid digital textile printer featuring both direct-to-textile and dir... Read more

Kornit Digital to launch Kornit Presto System at ITMA 2019

"Kornit Digital, global market leader in digital textile printing innovation, will commercially launch the new Kornit Presto, the only industrial single-step solution for direct-to-fabric printing at ITMA 2019. The Kornit Presto solution eliminates the need for pre and post treatment of fabric and a... Read more

Imogo to launch its new Dye-Max spray dyeing technology at ITMA 2019

Imogo, a Swedish company involved in textile processing technology will launch its new Dye-Max spray dyeing technology at ITMA 2019 in Barcelona. While still at the prototype stage, and with a first full-scale line currently under construction and due to be demonstrated this Autumn before delivery,... Read more

Lindauer Dornier to launch a new customer portal at ITMA 2019

Lindauer Dornier will launch a new customer portal at ITMA 2019. Based on state-of-the-art database technology, this portal will provide an online shop with permanent availability for original parts for all product lines. In future, it will also include remote maintenance and networking of weaving m... Read more

Superba to introduce MCD/3 space dyeing machine at ITMA 2019

Superba, a Vandewiele company, will introduce the latest version of its MCD/3 space dyeing machine for carpets at ITMA 2019 along with further new developments in heat-setting, texturizing and winding technologies. The latest MCD/3 space dyeing machine is capable of handling a layer of 72 ends with... Read more

Monforts to launch CYD multi-colour yarn dyeing system at ITMA 2019

Monforts Textilmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG will launch a revolutionary new system for yarn dyeing based on the proven Econtrol® dyeing system for fabrics at ITMA 2019 in Barcelona, Spain, from June 20-26, 2019. This latest CYD denim processing technology integrates new functions and processes i... Read more

Uster Technologies to launch the Management Platform™ at ITMA 2019

"Uster Technologies will launch the Management Platform™ at ITMA 2019. The Management Platform™, collects and evaluates information from different production stages and expands its insightful analytics with valuable intelligence as each additional instrument is connected. The entire proc... Read more

STOLL to showcase latest innovations at ITMA Barcelona 2019

H. Stoll AG & Co. KG will present its latest innovations and developments within the fields of fashion, technology, technical textiles and knit wear at ITMA Barcelona 2019. The company will showcase its new knitelligence® machine generation at the event. Furthermore it will showcase a produc... Read more

Goller to introduce new Knit Merc at ITMA 2019

"Goller, a CHTC Fong’s International Group Company, will introduce the new Knit Merc at ITMA 2019 to be held from June 20-26, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. The development will help in achieving the highest quality mercerisation of knitted fabrics at the lowest tension and with under 3 per cent va... Read more

Archroma to launch five innovations and 24 system solutions at ITMA Barcelona 2019

Archroma will launch five innovations and 24 system solutions at ITMA Barcelona 2019. These solutions will help textile manufacturers to optimise productivity and create value in their markets. The company will hold “Innovation & Solutions Sessions” at its booth to launch these. The... Read more

Truetzschler offers new spinning, nonwoven and man-made fibers solutions

"Truetzschler Group will present intelligent machine technologies, digital solutions and installations for sustainable nonwovens at ITMA Barcelona 2019. The group will launch a carding technology- the new intelligent card TC 19i which automatically and continuously optimises the carding gap setting ... Read more

Colorjet to launch new digital textile printer at ITMA 2019

"ColorJet printers have 45 per cent more production speeds than the nearest competition. They consume 47 per cent less space and 42 per cent less power as compared to other machines. Additionally, other digital textile printers consume 51 times more water as compared to ColorJet printers, making it ... Read more

ITMA to host a special denim event

There will be a special session on denim production at Planet Textiles on June 22, at Itma, Barcelona. Discussion n key changes on jeans production and some of the predicted changes in denim production from how its sourced in future will be highlighted. A proposal to develop a blueprint for real cha... Read more

Picanol to present new machines at ITMA

Picanol has nearly 40 years of experience in airjet weaving. The brand new OmniPlus-i represents a new benchmark in airjet weaving. The OmniPlus-i features a redesigned reed motion, optimized relay nozzle set up and can be combined with SmartShed, the full electronic controlled shedding motion. Pic... Read more

Over 30 Quebec companies to participate in a special mission at ITMA 2019

A special mission to ITMA 2019 will include over 30 companies and organisations from Québec’s textile and apparel sectors. The exhibition, being held from June 20 to 26, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain, is the most important international exhibition for technological innovations in manufacturi... Read more

Swedish textile machinery keeps getting better

Swedish textile machinery manufacturers focus on customer service, aligned with the drive to constantly innovate. They are doing well in major markets such as Europe, China, India and the US. They are displaying an even higher degree of real time monitoring of processes, automation, flexible customi... Read more

SPG Prints to display at ITMA in Barcelona

SPG Prints will have a stand at Itma, Spain, June 20 to 26, 2019. For printing companies who are ready to embark on a digital textile printing journey, a visit to Itma will definitely be worthwhile. In terms of conventional printing systems, SPG Prints will take the opportunity to showcase its lates... Read more

Monforts Textilmaschinen to display new innovations at ITMA 2019

Monforts Textilmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG will demonstrate a range of new innovations in Industry 4.0 techniques at ITMA 2019 in Barcelona, Spain, from June 20-26, 2019. These innovations will include ‘digital twin’ capability, which is now being made available for all Monforts machine ... Read more

Over 280 exhibitors showcase textile technologies at ZhejiangTex 2019

Over 280 exhibitors are showcasing their textile technologies at the 20th ZheJiang International Trade Fair For Textile and Garment Industry (ZhejiangTex 2019) being held at Yiwu International Expo Centre, Zhejiang, China. The show, under the theme of “Smart Textile and Garment Technology - S... Read more

Truetzschler opens new customer and technology centre

Textile machinery manufacturer Truetzschler recently opened a new customer and technology centre for nonwovens in Egelsbach near Frankfurt am Main to push technological innovation in nonwovens products and related manufacturing processes. The technology centre presents two complete production lines:... Read more

Devan launches two new technologies at the Techtexil Show

Textile innovator Devan Chemicals launched two new technologies at the Techtextil show in Frankfurt. These are: Bio-flam, a bio-based flame retardant product and Odour Breakdown, a wash durable, non-biocidal odour control solution. Bio-based FR treatments, like Bio-flam, are made from renewable, ve... Read more

ISKO to showcase new innovations at Performance Days

Denim brand ISKO will showcase its latest performance-wear innovation ISKO ArquasTM and, for the first time, ISKO VitalTM at this year’s fair for high performance functional fabrics and accessories –Performance Days. These two platforms cover a broad range of technical and style applicat... Read more

ACIMIT order index drops by 3 per cent

The order index for Italian textile machinery carried out by ACIMIT for January-March 2019 period dropped by 3 per cent compared to the same period of the previous year. Italian textile machinery manufacturers recorded declining orders on foreign markets, where orders fell by 11 per cent. This slowd... Read more

Unitech to showcase finely designed rings at upcoming ITMA

Unitech Texmech is a market leader in spinning rings. Unitech rings are finely designed products designed to spin yarn from any kind of fibers like cotton, polyester, acrylic, wool, flex, blends, etc. Unitech offers a wide range of rings to cater to the varied needs of the industry and offer a lifet... Read more

Lectra holds consumer behavior event

Lectra cemented its position as a fashion industry opinion maker by leading a discussion on new consumer behavior at a fashion event in France, April 10 to 11, 2019. More than 75 industry insiders and market experts from 14 countries convened for two days to examine how the digital age is bringing a... Read more

New raschel machine from Karl Mayer

The RACOP 2-NW is Karl Mayer’s new raschel machine for nonwoven bonding. This efficient nonwoven machine processes fibrous webs to stitch-bonded nonwovens, and scores points by technological advantages. Unlike their chemically bonded counterparts, these nonwovens are elastic, voluminous and, t... Read more

Baldwin introduces new fabric finisher

Texcoat G4 is Baldwin Technology’s new precision application system for fabric finishing. This confers major benefits in terms of resource efficiency and sustainable production. The system enables a continuously high quality and productive textile finishing process with zero chemistry waste an... Read more

ITMA holds denim event

Itema Italy hosted a Denim Day. The day was dedicated to trends and challenges throughout the denim sector, with a special focus on how to meet sustainable perspectives by presenting and introducing new business models and innovations. The event provided an unique opportunity to share ideas, experie... Read more

Zhejiang Tex in Yiwu this May

Zhejiang Tex will be held in China from May 16 to 18, 2019. This is a textile and garment trade fair. More than 300 exhibitors will showcase a range of digital textile machines, helping enterprises to grow their businesses. Three thematic zones will be featured at Zhejiang Tex, knitting and hosiery ... Read more

Stitch & Tex Expo 2020 Africa to host two shows in March 2020

Africa’s ultimate textile technologies trade fair Stitch & Tex Expo – Afro Edition will organise two consecutive trade fairs in March next year. The first trade fair is dedicated to garment processing technologies including sewing, embroidery, fabrics and their accessories, while the... Read more

Shima Seiki offers enhanced capabilities with new flat knitting machines

Shima Seiki’s new SVR123SP flat knitting machine has an extra loop presser bed, capable of inlay technique used to produce hybrid knit¬weave patterns suited to technical textile production. Even materials that could not be knit before such as metallic and monofilament yarns can now be knit... Read more

Karl Mayer to showcase warp-knitted textiles at Techtextil 2019

Karl Mayer will showcase warp-knitted textiles at Techtextil 2019 in Frankfurt. The brand will showcase products with integrated electrical conductivity and shaping characteristics from the new Textile Makerspace platform, an extremely efficient textile solution for protecting buildings, and a compl... Read more

Stitch & Tex Expo - Afro Edition to organise two consecutive trade fairs

Stitch &Tex Expo - Afro Edition will feature the new concept of organising two consecutive trade fairs. The first trade fair is dedicated to garment processing technologies including sewing, embroidery, fabrics and their accessories; while the second is dedicated to textile processing technologi... Read more

Montex stenters makes a mark in technical textiles segment

Montex stenters have earned their leading position in the technical textiles market due to their overall robustness, reliability and economy. Technical textiles are a key pillar of Montex’s production program. Polyester warp knits, as well as woven materials, are also continuously pre-treated ... Read more

Benninger to present latest developments at ITMA

At this year's ITMA in Barcelona, Benninger will present its latest developments including the Benninger-Küsters CPB dyeing centre for knitwear and woven fabrics - the only salt-free cold dyeing process; the Tempacta washing steamer for knitted fabrics with freshwater supply that is controlled ... Read more

Revolutionising fashion with biotechnology

"Biofabrication is changing the way clothes are made with four companies leading the revolution. At the helm of is AMSilk which uses genetically engineered bacteria to get around that problem. The company recently launched its first product made with spider silk — a luxury watch strap. It is w... Read more

Barcelona gears up to host Itma in June

Next edition of Itma will be held in Barcelona, Spain from June 20 to 26, 2019. The event will showcase fibers, yarns and fabrics as well as the latest technologies for the entire textile and garment manufacturing value chain. The largest number of exhibitors are from Europe, with CEMATEX countries ... Read more

ITMA 2019 Exhibitor Preview: XORELLA

SCHWÄBISCH HALL, Germany — March 11, 2019 — XORELLA has been a leading-edge manufacturer of equipment for conditioning and heat setting of textiles ever since the company was founded more than 50 years ago. The machines are renowned for their technology, operating efficiency and rel... Read more

Circular knitting machines: Most ideal to make shoe uppers

Compared to warp knitting machines, circular knitting machines create shoe upper material that offers better breathability, more design possibilities and less waste. Even when used for more casual physical activity, athletic shoes must be designed in a way that keeps feet cool and dry. Because of th... Read more

Zünd cutting solutions at Sign & Digital UK

Zünd UK returns to Sign & Digital UK with a showcase of its precision cutting systems. © Zünd UK Zünd UK will once again return to Sign & Digital UK from 2-4 April in Birmingham with a showcase of its precision cutting solutions. Built in Switzerland, every Zünd c... Read more

The growth of the Digital Textile Print Bureau

Debbie McKeegan discusses how digital textile printing, web to print software and vibrant ecommerce platforms have contributed in the growth of the Digital Textile Print Bureau across most textile applications. No single shift in the Textile Business Model can have had more impact than the logari... Read more

Three-day Textile, Garments Exhibition IGATEX Pakistan Successfully Concludes--Attracts Over 15…

Attracting over 15,000 quality trade visitors and closing billions of rupees deals of the most modern technology and machinery, three-day textile and garments exhibition IGATEX Pakistan successfully ended on Thursday at Expo Centre Karachi.More than 500 companies from 37 countries participated and r... Read more

Success Story: Ring spinning system G 32 – the first choice for mixed yarn production

Rieter’s customer Sharmanji Yarns has been faced by a high demand for their well-known polyester/cotton yarn. To increase their production the company has decided to invest in a ring spinning system G 32. The customer profits from this new investment with higher returns in terms of overall pro... Read more

India’s Textile Machinery Imports In Q2 Surpasses Records

India imports printing machinery, including digital printing, the most from the world and China is the top sourcing market for the commodity. India’s textile machinery imports have witnessed a skyrocketing growth in the Q2 of this fiscal year. The imports totalled to US$ 1164.99 million wit... Read more

ITALIAN TEXTILE MACHINERY: FOURTH QUARTER ORDERS DROP

The orders index for textile machinery for the period ranging from October to December 2018, as compiled by ACIMIT, the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers, fell compared to the same period for 2017. The index value stood at 101.9 points (basis: 2015 =100). Orders gathered by Ita... Read more

KARL MAYER:A new machine is shaping the standard sector

The new TM WEFT for the standard segment is complementing the WEFTTRONIC® II HKS for the premium segment KARL MAYER is transferring its successful two product line strategy to its Technical Textiles Business Unit and is supplementing its premium weft-insertion machine with a standard model. In ... Read more

Shima Seiki assists in modernising Pakistani factories

SR112-SV computerised flat knitting machine. © Shima Seiki Leading Japanese computerised flat knitting machine manufacturer Shima Seiki will exhibit at the upcoming 12th International Exhibition for Garment, Textile Machinery and Accessories (IGATEX 2019) exhibition, which will be held in Ka... Read more

Kornit names Andy Yarrow as president, Asia Pacific

Kornit Digital, a global market leader in digital textile printing technology, has announced that Andy Yarrow has been appointed as the president of Kornit Digital’s Asia Pacific region, effective February 10, 2019. The company, based in Israel, develops and markets industrial digital printi... Read more

Roland DG launching desktop T-shirt printer

Wide format and promotional products printer supplier Roland DG is launching a desktop textile printer, the VersaStudio BT-12, for printing directly onto cotton-based products, such as t-shirts, tote bags and textile interior decor. It prints full colour A4-sized images directly onto cotton-based (... Read more

AnaJet, KITL Partner To Revolutionise DTG Printing

Partnership empowers users to save money, optimise their apparel printing business, and achieve higher quality prints AnaJet, a Ricoh company and global leader in the direct to garment (DTG) industry, has partnered with fellow DTG industry leader Kothari Info-Tech to release Kothari Print Pro, a ... Read more

Konica Minolta announces first steps for drupa 2020

Friday 15. February 2019 - Konica Minolta will have a major presence at drupa in Düsseldorf, Germany, from 16-26 June 2020, the worlds largest print fair. It will showcase latest innovations in printing and applications in a customer-centric approach. Real-value business opportunities for cust... Read more

Mimaki Europe Launches Make the Difference Campaign to Celebrate, Inspire and Drive Customer Gr…

Monday 18. February 2019 - Mimaki, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutting systems, today launched its, Make the Difference campaign, designed to celebrate Mimaki-powered print innovation and customer success. Produced by some of the most inspirational print service provide... Read more

2019: A Year of Growth For Digital Printing

InPrint USA, to be held April 9-11, 2019, in Louisville, Ky., will once again be collocated with the International Converting Exhibition USA (ICE). InPrint will highlight exhibits from industry suppliers that service the functional, decorative, and package printing market. InPrint/ICE attendance wil... Read more

Picanol presents rapier and airjet innovations

The company will promote its expertise at Igatex Pakistan and Techtextil North America this month. © Picanol Picanol, a leading textile machinery manufacturer, will participate in this month’s Igatex Pakistan 2019, the largest event for textile machinery manufacturers in Pakistan, whic... Read more

Barcelona to host Itma in June

Itma will be held in Spain from June 20 to 26, 2019. The event will showcase fibers, yarns and fabrics as well as the latest technologies for the entire textile and garment manufacturing value chain. More than 1,600 exhibitors are expected to fill the gross exhibition area of 2,20,000 sq mts. Some ... Read more

India: Texprocess and Gartex form unified platform

Texprocess India and Gartex India have formed an unified industry platform called Gartex Texprocess India. With the merger of the two strong textile trade fair brands, the organisers, Messe Frankfurt Trade Fairs India and MEX Exhibitions, aspire to work in collaboration for India’s textile ind... Read more

Busi presents complete range of medical sock machines

Family-run Italian hosiery knitting machine builder Busi Giovanni presents its complete range of machines capable of knitting certified-compression medical socks. The company announced extending its portfolio in September 2017, with the introduction of a 5-inch diameter to the previously existing ... Read more

Shima technology goes on show at GTE 2019

Leading Japanese computerised flat knitting machine manufacturer Shima Seiki, of Wakayama, Japan, will exhibit at the upcoming Garment Technology Expo (GTE 2019) to be held in New Delhi, India, later this month. A pioneer of Wholegarment knitting technology, Shima Seiki will present exclusive solut... Read more

Exhibitors announce product highlights ahead of Asia Print Expo 2019

Asia Print Expo, the ASEAN region’s premier event for speciality print, takes place from 21 to 23 February 2019 at the BITEC Exhibition Centre in Bangkok, Thailand. Asia Print Expo will be the number one destination for ASEAN print service providers (PSPs) and sign-makers looking for the la... Read more

Kornit Digital Reports 2018 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results

Fourth quarter 2018 revenues increased by 26.2% to $37.8 million. Full year revenues growth of 24.8% to a record $142.4 million, fueled by strong demand for Kornit’s HD portfolio of solutions. Successful business and organizational transformation in North America. Continued business momentu... Read more

Kornit Successfully Executes Direct-To-Customer Plan In North America

ENGLEWOOD, N.J. — February 14, 2019 — Effective February 7, 2019, Kornit Digital is now serving all customers and prospects directly in North America and has fully transitioned out of its distribution agreement with Hirsch Solutions. This strategic move strengthens the customer relations... Read more

Roland launches direct to garment printer

Roland DG will be selling its first direct to garment printer, the VersaStudio BT12, which it claims has been developed by Roland’s COTO business division but appears to actually be a rebadged Ricoh Ri100. This is a desktop device designed to print full colour A4-sized prints directly on 50-1... Read more

Sustainability is the paradigm of digital textile printing

As the awareness of sustainability grows throughout our industry, and the community that it serves, we are witnessing a huge swing towards sustainable supply. Digital printing technologies are by nature more sustainable than traditional analog alternatives, and offer a way forward towards clean, ef... Read more

3rd ITMACH India 2019 to feature more exhibitors, latest technologies

More exhibitors, latest technologies, knowledge sharing sessions, larger area, global visitors will mark the third edition of ITMACH India 2019, from December 5-8, 2019. The third edition of ITMACH India will be held from December 5-8, 2019, in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, an most important hub for textile... Read more

Karl Mayer incorporates conductive yarns technology into its machines

Karl Mayer multibar raschel machines are used with and without a jacquard facility to incorporate conductive yarns directly into the textile during manufacture. Electrically conductive structures with a virtually unlimited range of designs can be produced on multibar raschel machines. This is possib... Read more

Global brands race towards 3D manufacturing

"With environmental consciousness penetrating societies around the world along with an acute cultural shift towards athleticism and wellness, manufacturers are increasingly focusing on producing knitted shoes. Footwear brands Nike and Adidas launched a line of virtually seamless, knitted shoe uppers... Read more

Shima Seiki latest whole garment machines offer flexibility

Shima Seiki’s Mach 2 S whole garment knitting machine offers the flexibility of producing whole garment knitwear using every other needle as well as conventional shaped knitwear using all needles. This feature helps users invest in their technology wisely. The latest version of Shima Seiki&rs... Read more

Digital textile printing saves 40 billion liters of water in 2018

Digital textile printing saved over 40 billion liters of water worldwide in 2018. It offered g an efficient solution compared to traditional water usage for rotary screen printing which is in the region of 50-60 liters of water per meter. Digital textile printing uses smaller quantities of color, ty... Read more

ITMA 2019 FORUMS draw strong industry support

The world’s leading textile and garment technology exhibition, ITMA 2019, will be complemented by several key forums when it is held in Barcelona in June, two of which are the ITMA-EDANA Nonwovens Forum and Textile Colourant and Chemical Leaders Forum. Nonwovens, and chemical and colourant fo... Read more

KARL MAYER’s new warp knitting machine TM WEFT launched in China

KARL MAYER has developed a new warp knitting machine with the weft insertion, the TM WEFT, and has successfully launched it at an in-house show held at its Chinese subsidiary in Changzhou. Representatives from more than 10 companies came every day during January 15-18 to attend the machine presentat... Read more

Kornit Digital Expands Partnership with Delta Apparel

ROSH-HA`AYIN, Israel, Feb. 11, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kornit Digital Ltd. (NASDAQ: KRNT), a company that develops, designs and markets innovative digital printing solutions for the global printed textile industry, today announced it has received an order from DTG2Go, a Delta Apparel, Inc (NYSE Ame... Read more

SVS starts high-capacity Brückner coating line

Gopinath Bala, CEO and Technical Director, SAF, and Regina Brückner, CEO, Brückner. © Brückner Textile Technologies A state of the art Brückner multi-purpose coating line for technical textiles has been successfully commissioned and is operating since the beginning of 2018 ... Read more

Monforts cuts processing time with latest mahines

Monforts is advancing in the field of Industry 4.0 and automation, with its latest Qualitex 800 control system and the Web-UI app for remote visualisation of Monforts technologies via smart phones and tablet devices. The new Monforts Thermex Econtrol continuous dyeing line considerably shortens proc... Read more

Rieter’s orders down 17 per cent in 2018

In 2018 Rieter’s orders were down 17 per cent compared to previous year while sales were up 11 per cent. Rieter achieved higher sales thanks to organic growth in the Business Group Machines and Systems. In addition, the acquisition of SSM Textile Machinery in the Business Group Components supp... Read more

Italian textile machinery:
 fourth quarter orders drop

The orders index for textile machinery for the period ranging from October to December 2018, as compiled by ACIMIT, the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers, fell compared to the same period for 2017. The index value stood at 101.9 points (basis: 2015 =100). Orders gathered by I... Read more

Sourcing at Magic focuses on water conservation, tariffs, and trade

The trials and changes presently facing supply chains may have spurred attendance at Sourcing at MAGIC in Las Vegas last week. One feature of the latest show was a virtual reality experience dubbed X-Ray Fashion. It’s a film made by an Italian director [Francesco Carrozzini] that takes you int... Read more

Spain to host ITMA in June

Itma will be held in Spain from June 20 to 26, 2019. This is a leading textile and garment technology exhibition. The exhibition will feature over 1,600 exhibitors who will showcase their latest technologies and sustainable solutions for the entire textile and garment manufacturing value chain as we... Read more

GMMSA Ludhiana reflected optimism among exhibitors, visitors

Garment Machinery Manufacturers and Suppliers Association (GMMSA) was held in Ludhiana from January 25 to 28, 2019. This is a show dedicated to knitting and sewing technology. It had a good number of players displaying value addition machinery, be it embroidery, printing or laser cutting. Many Chine... Read more

Why global brands are racing towards 3D knitting solution

With the potential to automate production, reduce labor and inventory costs, and localize production, 3D knitting is changing the way shoes are made. In recent years, consumer preferences have quickly swayed towards knitted shoe uppers due to two different, yet related phenomena. First, as environm... Read more

Fespa promises possibilities in Bangkok, Munich and Guangzhou for 2019

Asia Print Expo is the destination in February for promises to be the region's leading exhibition for screen, textile and digital wide-format print, from 21 to 23 February 2019 at the BITEC exhibition centre in Bangkok, Thailand. Over the course of three days, Asia Print Expo 2019 will provide prin... Read more

Digital technology adoption in textile printing accelerates as brands demand greater flexibilit…

One of the most talked about growth areas in the speciality print sector in recent years has undoubtedly been textile printing. Sean Holt discusses how digital technology in textile printing is enabling even more agile production models Reflecting on 2018, it’s not hard to see why – bot... Read more

Digital textile printing market continues to grow

The textile industry has taken an immense leap in the digital printing sector. One of the utmost promising developments in the textile industry is digital fabric printing. It has unlocked the doors for numerous prospects to enhance the quality and sustain the growing demands of textile printing. Wor... Read more

Picanol To Participate In Techtextil 2019 In Raleigh, N.C.

YPRES, Belgium — January 29, 2019 — Techtextil 2019 will take place February 26-28, 2019, in Raleigh, N.C., and Picanol will be present with an information booth — Booth 1636. The history of Picanol is clearly intertwined with that of the American textile industry. Picanol set up ... Read more

Rieter 2018 sales climb 11% to CHF 1,075 million

During fiscal 2018, total sales of Rieter, a textile machinery company, were CHF 1,075.2 million, 11 per cent higher than CHF 965.6 million in the last fiscal. The company's net liquidity also increased to CHF 150.3 million over CHF 130.5 million in fiscal 2017. However, the order intake was down 17... Read more

 
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