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ITMA Asia+CITME 2010 in Shanghai expects 100,000 visitors
Issue date:01/06/2010
ATA Journal for Asia on Textile & Apparel - Jun 2010 Issue
Source:Journal for Asia on Textile & Apparel
by Staff Reporters
90,000 visitors attended ITMA Asia + CITME in 2008 and a 10% growth is expected this year
90,000 visitors attended ITMA Asia + CITME in 2008 and a 10% growth is expected this year
Over 1,100 textile and garment machinery manufacturers will exhibit at the second edition of ITMA Asia + CITME 2010, taking up 100,000 square metres of Shanghai New International Expo Centre, Shanghai, China. Chinese exhibitors make up the biggest country group at the show, which will be held from June 22 to 26. They have taken around 50% of the total exhibition space. Exhibitors from Europe form the next biggest contingent, taking up 35%, according to show owners - CEMATEX, CCPIT Sub-Council of Textile Industry (CCPIT-Tex), China Textile Machinery Association and China Exhibition Centre Group Corporation.

"Global economic recovery is underway and growth is expected to return to positive territory in 2010. Generally, businesses are more upbeat in their outlook, hence there is strong demand for the show. As the show date approaches, we are now actively promoting the exhibition in China and the rest of Asia," said Maria Avery, Secretary-General of CEMATEX.

On the visitor side, promotion campaigns were conducted to attract visitors from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Indonesia and Turkey, as well as Egypt, Russia and Central Asia. Roadshows were organised specifically targeting Indian trade visitors, who formed the biggest group of overseas visitors to the 2008 show, the organisers said.

The exhibition is expected to attract trade visitorship of some 100,000, representing a 10% increase from the last combined show, which drew 90,000 from 96 countries and regions.

International conference on dyeing & finishing technologiesPrior to the textile machinery exhibition in Shanghai, a textile conference on new technologies of dyeing and finishing will be held in Hangzhou on June 18-19.

First held in 2007, the International Textile Conference on New Technology of Dyeing & Finishing attracted a total of over 400 dyeing and finishing specialists at home and abroad in the last two annual editions. The conference this year is organised by the China Textile Engineering Society (CTES) and Adsale Publishing Limited, in cooperation with the Society of Dyers and Colourists.

Topic highlights in the 3rd edition this June will include advanced dyeing technology, first-time-right dyeing technology, energy-saving and emission-reduction technology, new dyeing process and equipments, ecological dyeing auxiliaries and more.

Two specific sessions will be arranged on June 29 covering dip dyeing technology and pad dyeing technology respectively.

Conference Details

Date: June 18-19, 2010

Venue: Hangzhou Days Hotel, Hangzhou city, Zhejiang province, China

Some topics:

  • Technical measures to improve one-time dyeing accuracy

  • Color difference analysis for dyeing samples and preventive measures

  • Analysis of color shade and color fastness defects and countermeasures

  • Dyeing process to save energy, reduce emission and improve dyeing effect

  • Dyeing of textiles made of new fiber and selection of dyestuff

  • Technical measures to dye dye-resistant color and selection of dyestuff

  • Key points for knitted goods dyeing process and how to improve the production process

  • Exhibit highlights

    Aesa          W2 A06

    Aesa from France specializes in air-conditioning and waste collection systems for textile factories. For spinning factories, the AESA system aims to drive all fans and pumps motors through inverters.

    For weaving, the latest development called Weave Direct is capable to reach up to 50% energy savings, according to Aesa. This is possible due to a dedicated supply air ducting system where unique and localized WDB type diffusers are placed above each loom. Moisture needed for a good output is conveyed in the right quantity to the right place above the loom, and the overall air requirement can be reduced drastically, the company explains.

    Further, it will present the Digivent control system with the latest AESA logic to ensure a stable room condition between running and not running high-speed machines, Aesa adds.

    Andritz Küsters & Perfojet          E1 A05

    Together with Andritz Küsters, Perfojet will present its latest innovations for spunlace and spunjet technologies, including strategic parts of spunlace technology. Designed by Perfojet, these parts offer benefits for spunlace process like energy savings. The main part of the hydroentanglement process is called injector. Perfojet's injector is fitted out with filtering cartridge to ensure final filtration of process water just before the strip, and EXH strip which provide a perfect quality of needles water. Spunlace producers have the opportunity to customize their final fabrics with Perfojet's patterning sleeves such as MP+ and MPP, the company says.

    The company will also present JETlace 3000, which is capable of producing spunlace fabrics from 30 to 500 gsm and with capacities of up to 25,000 tons per year. The "JETlace Avantage" enables spunlace fabrics to be produced from 30 to 120 gsm with capacities of up to 4,000 tons per year, according to the company.

    In addition, it will bring forward its recent market introduction of the "JETlace Essentiel" machine for the production of wipes, which can be configured for lightweight fabrics from 30 to 80 gsm and with an annual capacity up to 15,000 tons.

    For the nonwovens industry, Perfojet also supplies advanced spunjet technology. Perfojet's SPUNjet fabrics combine the strength of spunbond with the softness of spunlace. The company further explains that the Spunjet process offers additional fabric properties with regard to softness, drape, tensile strength and isotropic MD:CD ratio.

    BMS-BarcoVision          E4 A73

    BMS-BarcoVision will exhibit its sensors and systems for the textile industry in the weaving section. It will show the latest version of its Manufacturung Execution Systems (MES) for weaving, knitting, tufting and spinning, based on wireless data collection technology. These systems include software modules for real time machine monitoring, production scheduling, fabric inspection, yarn inventory management and traceability. A starter package, WeaveMaster Easy, is also available as a low-cost entry-level system with extension possibilities towards a full blown MES system, according to the company.

    BarcoVision Cyclops automatic on loom fabric inspection system

    The latest version of the Cyclops automatic on loom fabric inspection system has also been optimized for the inspection of carbon, Kevlar and glass fabrics.

    In addition, BarcoVision will launch a brand-new sensor for airjet weaving looms: the Kinky Filling Detector (KFD). This detector, a combination of laser and camera technology, continuously checks the fabric for the presence of kinky fillings (loops) and can stop the loom in case of excessive occurrence of these defects within a certain length of the fabric.

    For the first time in Asia, BarcoVision will debut its EnergyMaster system for monitoring the energy consumptions in the plant. Energy has become an important cost element in the textile manufacturing process. Following the principle of Monitoring & Targeting (M&T), EnergyMaster maps the different energy consumptions (electricity, water, gas, compressed air, steam and more) for further analysis and optimization. The integration of these energy parameters with other MES applications, such as monitoring of the spinning, weaving and finishing operations, provides an insight in the relation between energy consumption and production and allows quick identification of energy saving potentials, the company concludes.

    Brückner          W5 D12

    Brückner will showcase a number of made-in-Germany finishing systems that optimize the energy efficiency and productivity. The efficient use of natural resources and sustainability are issues the textile industry has to face. The technologically mature products of the Brückner group comprise also heat recovery systems (Eco-Heat) and exhaust air cleaning systems (Eco-Air).

    The purpose of the Eco-Heat product family is first of all to save energy. The energy potential of the polluted exhaust air is used to heat fresh air and/or fresh water via heat exchangers. Depending on the process, it is possible to save up to 35% of the energy and thus the production costs are significantly reduced. Based on Brückner's experiences, the investment costs pay back within a short time.

    Brückner says its advanced energy saving systems help users save costs

    The Eco-Air product spectrum comprises electrostatic precipitators, scrubber systems and spray condensers, which can be combined with each other depending on the requirements. Brückner offers for this field an assortment of services such as reviewing the exhaust air situation, establishing a functional specification or analysing the energy potential.

    In addition, Brückner supplies the latest Power-Frame stenter generation that meets high performance and quality requirements with a minimum of energy consumption, the company says. It also provides optimised solutions for the finishing of woven fabric with Power-Shrink systems; solutions for continuous dyeing (e.g. Power-Colortherm hotflue dryer); and innovative technologies for the nonwovens industry (e.g. Power-Therm DT double-belt oven)

    Calemard          W4 A13

    A provider of quality slitting rewinding and spooling flexible solutions headquartered in France, Calemard will present its crush, shear, razor and also in sealing/cutting technologies. For the textile market, Calemard's machines perform on different applications like sun protection, labels, interlining, ribbons and flags. Technical textiles are another important application area for Calemard machinery in the fields of filtration fabrics, conveying belts, dipped fabrics, rubberized fabrics and automotive textiles.

    Originally focusing on narrow web slitting, the company has expanded its knowledge in spooling technology, it says. In addition, Calemard also supplies equipment to commission slitter companies to process various nonwovens for roofing, filtration, garments, flooring, automotive, medical applications and more.

    Chemtax Industrial          E2 A03, E1 C51 & C52, E2 C07, W4 D07, W4 D34, W5 D12,W5 D54, W5 A02, W5 B57

    At this year's exhibition, the company will continue its efforts to bring the internationally advanced technology to the China market, with machinery, software and solutions from Stoll, Santoni, Thies, Erbatech and more, according to Raymond Chu, Chairman of Chemtax Industrial.

    Visitors will learn more about Stoll's cutting-edge computerized flat knitting machinery and its production line from yarn making, knitting, sewing to ironing at the stand of Stoll. Meanwhile, Chemtax Industrial will also offer assistance to visitors who need seamless circular knitting technologies. Santoni, for instance, has a long experience in the design and production of seamless circular knitting machinery, new warp knitting equipment, and Lonati, Sangiacomo machineries for pantyhose and socks, knitwear dyeing/finishing equipment and yarn texturing/packing equipment as well as textile-specific enterprise resource planning (ERP) software system.

    Further, airflow dyeing machine from Thies will be presented, which ensures up to 95% first-time-right rate, reduces 30% of auxiliaries consumption, 10-15% dyestuff, 30% emission as well as 30% water, power and steam consumption.

    Continuous open-width pretreatment equipment and cold pad-batch dyeing machine from Erbatech will also be showcased. Chemtax Industrial explains that it is a highly efficient solution allowing product diversity, small batch production, high quality of fabrics and low energy consumption.

    Comez          E4 A10

    Comez, an international supplier of advanced narrow fabric technology, will present four models, featuring the application of newly engineered solutions aimed at maximizing production efficiency and flexibility. The manufacturing technology of these systems is protected by numerous patents granted in many countries, including China, the company says.

    The Comeztronic CT-16B/600 electronic crochet knitting machine is equipped with 16 weft pattern bars, available in gauge 15 and 20 n.p.i., with a 600 mm working width. The company explains that this machine is designed for the production of an extensive range of sophisticated articles for underwear: high-quality laces, bra-straps and flounces, with elaborate patterns developed on long repeats. Its Data Control Controller manages necessary machine functions, monitors production data and allows realisation of lengthy pattern repeats. Patterns can be programmed easily, the company adds.

    Laces produced on Comeztronic CT-16B/600 electronic crochet knitting machine of Comez
    Comez will also display the Comez 609/B8 high-efficiency crochet knitting machine, designed to make various laces, bands and ribbons featuring elaborate patterns, employed for lingerie and undergarments, sportswear and accessories. Available in several gauges with a 600 mm working width, it is equipped with eight weft bars controlled by a chain of involute profiled links.

    Additionally, the company's exhibits will include Comez CLX/EL high-efficiency electronic needle loom for manufacturing different narrow fabric, and MCJ 700 high-performance electronic jacquard needle loom, which is designed for manufacture of various laces, ribbons, articles for corsetry, ribbons for technical applications and more.

    Dacheng Textile Machinery          E3 D24

    Dacheng Textile Machinery, headquartered in Zhangjiagang city, Jiangsu province of China, will put the emphasis on its three systems at the exhibition: the FB473 twistless roving machine, the FB/FBL high-efficiency wool/ramie gilling machine, and the FB (X,Z) 256 wool/ramie combing machine.

    These systems are all equipped with modern technologies such as PLC, touch-screen and frequency conversion, and they are used for various processes from wool/ramie textile slivering to preparation and recombing, according to the company.

    To meet varied needs of users, Dacheng Textile Machinery explains that it offers a number of production line combinations, including a line of slivering and recombing equipment; a line of spinning and preparation equipments; and a line of ramie spinning and slivering equipment.

    Decoup+          W4 A14

    Developing and manufacturing standard or turnkey continuous ultrasonic cutting and welding systems in France for textiles and nonwovens, Decoup+ will present a number of solutions in this field.

    For cutting on looms, the company provides compact and easy to install devices, producing stable and consistent edges, whilst maintaining fabric properties. It also avoids hot cutting drawbacks, Decoup+ adds. In the field of technical textiles, it offers accurate devices to cut and/or seal edges on stenters and inspection machines. It has also developed an ultrasonic forging solution to reinforce fabric edges.

    Decoup+ also applies its ultrasonic splicing technology in splicing benches. Installed at the exit of nonwovens production lines, splicing benches are used to join two bobbins together or to eliminate defects during control processes.

    For final make-up operations, the company will introduce autonomous workstation to perform high-quality cutting, sealing or welding operations with tool changes, and handheld cutters for straight or profile cutting adapted to multi-purposed operations.

    Dollfus & Muller          W5 B02

    Dollfus & Muller, a French spare parts manufacturer for textile finishing, will introduce a new high-performance compacting felt for knitted fabrics finishing. The new compacting felt design has been studied in order to obtain high performance from the compacting machine and the longest possible life from the felt, according to the company. The felt surface is smoother so as to be used with more delicate open-width knitted fabrics with Lycra, for instance.

    The company, also a supplier in Palmer felts for sanforizing machines and printing dryer belts, will show a number of open mesh dryer conveyor belts, which can used with more severe working conditions.

    Dornier          E4 B01

    Lindauer Dornier GmbH is upbeat with this year's exhibition in view of the worldwide recovery of the economic situation.

    At the ITMA Asia+CITME 2010, it will feature a PS rapier weaving machine, demonstrating its expertise for the production of technical textiles. Different versions of conveyor belt fabrics will be woven on this machine with heavy reed beat up and positive controlled center transfer, according to the company.

    Various technical textiles can be manufactured on Dornier machines
    The Dornier weaving machine system family, composed of rapier and air-jet weaving machines, fulfills various requirements for the production of technical textiles. The gentle filling process with low tension peaks enables the processing of subtle yarns. During open shed insertion the yarn is tightly held by the positively controlled rapier head and gently inserted into the shed without guiding elements. Both machines can hold a high or low warp tension which enables to weave dense fabrics such as conveyor belts or aramid fabrics as well as open mesh structures of glass or also carbon.

    Meanwhile, Dornier PX rapier weaving machine is a lean solution for apparel and home textiles weavers. Especially in the area of decorative and upholstery fabrics, the PX serves the market requirements in the best possible way, the company says. Established machine widths of 190 and 220 cm are available in dobby and Jacquard version. Fabrics from dobby machines as well as multicolor patterned Jacquard fabrics with filling variations of nep yarn, chenille or i.e. lurex can be woven on PX weaving machines, Dornier adds.

    Ferraro          W5 C03

    Ferraro, a manufacturer of compacting machines for knitted fabrics in open-width and tubular form, will show the Easy Comptex, which is a compacting machine for tubular fabrics to reach shrinkage and production values unachievable by traditional machines. Established for 60 years, the company produces quality machines entirely made in Italy, Ferraro says.

    Fil Control          W2 B60

    Fil Control, a French equipment manufacturer and a function supplier, will show a variety of products with yarn cutters, sensors with different technologies (optical, capacitive and Piezo-electric) and quality control devices.

    The company and its subsidiary in China offer solutions and functions that ensure simple and multi end detection of any kind of yarns; protection machine elements when yarn breaking through a yarn cutter; and controlling of length, tension, diameter and so on.

    A new version of MDL-B (electronic length meter) has been enhanced to measure various technical fibres, on different types of winders produced and installed on the market (manual, half manual and automatic ones). With MDL-B, length accuracy are 0.5 to 1%, the company added.

    Fong's Group          W5 B01

    Fong's National Engineering will present a number of machines that address today's market challenges.

    MicroWin mini sample yarn dyeing machine
    The Jumboflow series high-temperature dyeing machine helps dyehouses to lower productions costs and reduce energy consumption and effluent discharge, the company says. Due to its optimised structural design, the Jumboflow machine can be operated at the lowest liquor ratio of 1:4.5.

    The Allfit-1 Small Batch Dyeing Machine helps users find accurate recipe and process for the first batch of bulk production. It is able to prepare sample fabric at minimum of 1kg. It helps dyehouses save production cost as well as minimize costs of resources and energy. Additionally, the efficient MicroWin Mini Sample Yarn Dyeing Machine is designed to produce a coloured package of 200-300 gram, according to Fong's.

    Xorella will exhibit new models of the XO-series energy saving vacuum conditioning and heat setting machines, allowing users to save energy consumption by 15-25%. They feature an advanced XO-steaming system, which uses an intermediate vacuum technology and combines with 100% saturated steam to effectively condition, set, pre-shrinkage and relax the processed textiles, the company says. These machines are also eco-friendly requiring minimum maintenance.

    Then-Airflow piece dyeing machines offer short batch times and low consumption of water, steam, electricity and chemicals. Available in HT or LT (atmospheric) versions, the machines are sold to Asian markets, such as China and Indonesia. The company will exhibit the Then-Airflow Synergy 600 G2 high-temperature dyeing machine, which is suitable for woven and knitted fabrics. Such fabrics may contain up to 23% of spandex, according to Then.

    Montex 6500 stenter range
    Goller will showcase its new continuous Pad Steam dyeing range for knitted fabric. The Goller Pad Steam range for knitted goods ensures optimal dyeing conditions during the whole passage through the range resulting in good dimension stability of the finished fabric, the company explains. The dyeing results are outstanding and the dyed fabric shows high quality, good fastnesses as well as soft and bulky hand, Goller says.

    A number of machines will be presented by Monforts Fong's Textile Machinery, a joint venture between Fong's Industries Group and A.Monforts. In addition to Monfongs 328/329 Stenter Frame Range, the company also offers Monfongs 828 ES stenter frame range. Monfongs has marketed Montex 6500 stenter range in China and Southeast Asia since early 2010and received good responses from the market, the company adds.

    HKRITA          E1 C13

    A total of six projects will be displayed at the stand of the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA). The developments involve a) an innovative finishing system for wet processing of garments and accessories; b) a fabric structure analysis and appearance evaluation system; c) an innovative manufacturing solution for energy-saving and environmental-friendly production of brassiere cup; d) a remote assessment system for physical prototypes under an e-clustering environment (EPAS - e-clustered prototype assessment system); e) an intelligent fabric sample resources management system (FRMS) for fashion product development; f) a fashion sales forecasting decision support system using artificial intelligence techniques.

    Established by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the HKRITA provides a one-stop service for applied research, technology transfer and commercialisation by leveraging the collective R&D capabilities of HKSAR universities and related institutions from China and overseas.

    ITEMA Weaving          E4 D01

    ITEMA Weaving with its brands Sulzer Textil, Somet and Vamatex, will present its latest technical innovations on weaving machinery. Among a wide range of weaving machines, accessories and services, ITEMA Weaving will exhibit the Vamatex R880 rapier weaving machine for the first time to public.

    ITEMA Weaving's Vamatex R880 rapier weaving machine will be unveiled to public in Shanghai
    Uniquely positioned in the market with Promatech Italy, ITEMA Switzerland and ITEMA Weaving Machinery China, ITEMA Weaving produces weaving machines with three leading weft insertion systems, providing the right weaving technology for every application, according to the company.

    ITEMA Weaving has focused its R&D on developing solutions in past years for energy saving, waste reduction, noise/vibrations reduction and long lasting reliable products. The company says its ECO -Environmental Care Obligation program is realized in solutions and machines that are both ecologic and economic.

    Sulzer Textil L5500 from ITEMA Weaving
    ITEMA weaving machines are energy friendly due to efficient drive motors and high-tech solutions. For instance, the Sulzer Textil L5500 air-jet weaving machine is known for its relatively low air consumption. Furthermore, considerable efforts have been made to reduce the yarn waste generated by the weft insertion. This means a direct reduction of yarn consumption but also a saving in the waste reprocessing.

    In Shanghai this June, the company will highlight the new Vamatex R880 rapier weaving machine, which is the result of experience gained and synergies created within the Euro-Chinese organizations of the company. A further development of the well-received K88, the R880 features improved performance, greater versatility and proven reliability.

    Due to the universal PGA gripper, the Somet Alpha PGA rapier weaving machine is known for its flexibility with regard to inserting different weft materials and yarn counts into the same fabric (e.g. upholstery). This provides more flexibility, higher efficiency of production and convenience for style changes, the company says.

    More machines on display will include Vamatex Silver DynaTerry rapier weaving machine for production of quality towels, Vamatex Silver HS to produce quality shirting, and Sulzer Textil G6500 rapier weaving machine recognized for high versatility.

    Additionally, ITEMA Weaving will also exhibit ITEMA K88 rapier weaving machine and ITEMA L88 air-jet weaving machine featuring a good price-performance ratio; Sulzer Textil L5500 air-jet weaving machine with low air consumption; as well as Sulzer Textil P7300HP projectile weaving machine with a wide weaving width for technical fabrics. Visitors will also learn more about Sulzer Textil CWT "Customized Weaving Technology", e.g. for agrotextiles and geotextiles, conveyor belts, as well as for filtering fabrics etc. Warp tension up to 15'000 N/m is possible.

    Jiayi Machinery          E3 A62

    Jiayi Machinery, located in Zhejiang province of China, specialises in the building of shuttleless needle looms, crochet machines, numerical controls and more.

    The company will showcase a number of machinery including JYW series high-speed shuttleless needle looms, which weave elastic and non-elastic materials into such products as brasserie straps, ribbons, shoulder straps and more.

    The JYW series and JYF computerized jacquard looms, on the other hand, manufacture varied elastic and non-elastic jacquard fabrics.

    In addition, JYB series high-speed braiding machines offer a wide range of applications in knitting or braiding of lace, shoe materials, cotton straps, artificial silk ribbons, elastic tapes and more. The machine is endurable, simple to operate and convenient to maintain, according to Jiayi Machinery.

    Among other exhibits, the company will also promote the JY-X400 latex warping machine, which operates automatically and ensures good fabric quality.

    Karl Mayer          E1 A54

    Karl Mayer will display the latest advances in warp-knitting machines and warp preparation equipment.

    The company will feature machines that offer production increases, which can be achieved through the appropriate integration of carbon fibre (CFRP) components and the correspondingly adaptation of the machine concept. The RSE 4-1 - the first lightweight raschel machine - will be seen under continuous production conditions at the exhibition reaching speeds previously not been achieved, the company says.

    CFRP bars on Karl Mayer RES 4-1
    The increase in efficiency will be achieved by using lighter and more stable carbon fibre components in the bar area. A further advantage of the lightweight materials is that they are unaffected by heat and cold - an important attribute with regard to increasing the tolerance range when configuring the production environment. It was thus possible to widen the window of climatic specifications from +/-2°C to +/-7°C for trouble-free operation. The first Karl Mayer machines to profit from the advantages of integrating carbon fibre components were high-production tricot machines. A model of the carbon fibre component generation from this area will also be featured. Further novelties on the Karl Mayer stand will include the Jacquardtronic Lace and machines for seamless production.

    In June, Karl Mayer will also stage an in-house exhibition in the customer centre at its subsidiary in Wujin (China), showing the new RD 6 1-12. It is an extension to the double raschel machine series. In addition, the company will unveil another product innovation and a new warp knitting machine with parallel weft insertion.

    Lacom          E1 B03

    Lacom, a manufacturer of laminating and coating machines for textiles and other industries, will present a wide range of application systems with a working width from 500-5200mm. Due to its hot-melt technology, the machines are versatile, ensure high product quality, save energy and are safe to the environment, Lacom says.

    Gravure Roller is mainly used for application of air-permeable textiles in the areas of apparel, lingerie and automotive interiors, mattress ticking, military textiles, sportswear and incontinence care, the company says. Subsequently, Multi Roller is used for full cover (full film) and open coating structure (OCS) applications in the fields of apparel, shoes, airbag, automotive interiors, medical plasters, carpet backcoating, mattress ticking, upholstery fabrics, protective clothing, incontinence products and technical textiles.

    Lacom will present a number of laminating and coating machines at the exhibition
    By combining Gravure Roller and Multi Roller Sytem (Plain Roller), the Multi Purpose System is a patented and innovative coating and laminating system in the market, according to Lacom.

    The above systems are also available as Duplex machines for Triplex laminates and also in Non-stop machine version. Further, there is a slot die system for applications of self-adhesive products, medical plasters, labels and automotive interior (i.e. head liners).

    Lastly, it will also present Multiflex system, used for back coating of carpet and artificial grass up to 5.2-metre application width.

    Lakshmi          W2 B08

    Under the Lakshmi Machine Works Group, Lakshmi Ring Travellers (LRT) is a producer of ring travelers. At the ITMA Asia+CITME, the company will present a collection of travellers that meet spinning requirements of any count or material, the company says.

    Ring travelers of Lakshmi are manufactured to suit specific needs of the industry. Today's high-speed spinning machines require high-speed travellers. Hence, the company has committed to keep pace with the growth of the industry with constant research and development, LRT says.

    Laroche          E1 A02

    Laroche from France will display the new Airfelt line, which is designed to produce insulation felts and includes fiber opening and blending, web forming, steam oven and/or thermobonding oven, cutting, slitting and packaging.

    Felts can be resin bonded or bonded with low melt fibers, semicured or fully cured, thus addressing all the needs of the automotive and appliance industries as well as the furniture industries.

    Laroche will provide further details at the fair its latest developments in waste recycling, opening and blending and its new "Flexiloft +" Airlay line with extended weight range, the company adds.

    Loepfe          W2 A70

    Loepfe Brothers Ltd will present a triboelectric yarn clearing system. Prevention of standstills during sectional warping and beam warping as well as the following production steps reduces costs and increases efficiency. The company explains that machine standstills and the resulting quality defects in the finished product can never be 100% prevented, whereas standstills caused by deficient yarn can be avoided. With the efficient triboelectric yarn clearer, YarnMaster Zenit FP, contaminations can be kept away to prevent costly faults in the finished product, according to Loepfe.

    Equivalent to foreign matter detection in the nineties, PP (polypropylene) cleared yarn is becoming a prerequisite for high quality. More and more markets specifically demand yarn cleared from PP by their suppliers.

    Materials testing with the YarnMaster Zenit FP triboelectric yarn clearer can prevent contaminations in the finished product, thereby increasing efficiency of downstream processes of the spinning mill where undyed yarn particles would result in costly faults.

    Loepfe's YarnMaster Zenit FP triboelectric yarn clearer
    The reference of all measuring systems is the human eye, the company says. The finished yarn and the textile surface produced from it meet the quality criteria of the human eye. In higher market segments, yarns that are free from PP are a basic requirement for high quality. Perfect yarn clearing allows the producers access to these markets and more attractive prices. With the optical and triboelectric measuring method, Loepfe aims to provide optimum solutions with high economic efficiency.

    Loris Bellini          W5 C04

    Loris Bellini, an Italian manufacturer specialising in engineering and construction of innovative and cost-effective complete yarn dyeing/drying plants made entirely in Italy.

    In the field of yarn on hanks processing, APPC-LV will be presented, which is an air-padded cabinet, operating in mercerized cotton, wool and acrylic yarns exporters, and ABEP is a spray-dyeing machine, equipped with flow-meter and removable arms, specially dedicated to sensitive fibres (e.g. silk, cashmere and alpaca) and monofilaments.

    In the field of package dyeing, both RBNO-I horizontal and RBNV-I vertical air-padded dyeing/drying systems are available. The company explains that these systems can perform well in extreme conditions (e.g. very fine counts and vat dyeing), due to the exclusive helico-centrifugal pump.

    The RBNV-I machine is the innovative evolution of the conventional vertical dyeing machine, which allows short dyeing cycles and low consumptions, with a good material preservation and a high level of fastnesses, according to Loris Bellini.

    Mahlo          W5 A03

    Sustainability and resourceful energy management are the main themes of Mahlo at this year's exhibition in Shanghai. On an exhibition area of over 100m2, it will present innovations from measuring and control technology for the global textile industry and other sectors. Mahlo will demonstrate how energy efficiency can be optimised in industrial corporations and how the ecological balance be improved on a sustainable basis. The objectives are to save resources and cost for users, the company says.

    Cost reduction and optimisation potentials through process control system constitute a major focus, Mahlo says. On display will include the new Atmoset SMT-12, a dynamic cylinder dryer control system well received in the market due to its high savings potential. Up to 15% of energy consumption can be reduced through product-specific dryer control. The company explains that a total sum of five to six digits can be saved.

    Mahlo Orthopac XRVMC-12
    Sustained savings can also be realised with enhanced modules and sensors of the Optipac VMC-12 process control. The Ecomat AML module consume 16% less energy with optimised exhaust air control. The dwell and heatsetting time can be automatically optimised with the Permaset VMT module. This means optimal utilisation of the stenter capacity at a lower energy requirement per metre of product produced, according to Mahlo.

    Amongst others, a demonstration system with circulating product web will be shown. Visitors will be able to view a new straightening concept of Orthopac XRVMC-12; a new Webscan WIS-12, an online defect detection system with state-of-the-art camera technology; a new microwave moisture measuring unit Aqualot AMF; and a sampling unit Samplecut FSC-12.

    Marzoli          W2 A61

    Marzoli will attend the exhibition at the spinning sector in the Italian area organized by ACIMIT and ICE. This year, the company will feature the use of an advanced management software developed in collaboration with Siemens. With the Simotion control system by Siemens, it is possible to completely control machines from an electronic board ensuring user friendliness and reliability.

    The partnership with Siemens has enhanced Marzoli's technologies in the automation field, the company explains, as the Simotion Sinamics system keeps active the automation of all the logistics, processes and motion control machine functions.

    Mayer & Cie          E2 C01

    Mayer & Cie will demonstrate high striping performance with the S4-3.2 R at ITMA Asia + CITME in Shanghai this June. This circular knitting machine has 108 feeders with a cylinder diameter of 34 inches. Up to three colours can be knitted per feeder over all 108 feeders or, alternatively, up to six colours over 54 feeders. The flexible machine opens up a series of new options that achieve maximum productivity while manufacturing high-quality fashionable striped fabric, according to the company.

    With 3.2 feeders per inch, single jersey fabrics can be manufactured with or without three-colour striping, or with six-colour striping using 1.6 feeders. Replacing the striping non-knit feeders with knitting feeders makes 3.2 feeders per inch available for structures with up to four needle tracks, with or without elastomer plating. The rapid "Quick-Change" gauge conversion also offers greater flexibility. Without the need to remove the stripers, this new system facilitates gauge conversion and reduces conversion times, the company explains.

    The S4-3.2 R, available with an E44 gauge, can knit up to three colours over all feeders and up to six colours over every second feeder

    Another new innovation of Mayer & Cie is an S4 circular knitting machine with an E44 gauge. With 3.2 feeders per inch, the S4-3.2 II is capable of highly-productive manufacturing of the knitted silk effect with this gauge. The new S4-3.2 II is also equipped with "Quick-Change" for rapid gauge conversion. A mounting frame is no longer required for gauge conversion, as is the case with all S4 machines.

    Both machines will be presented with a cylinder diameter of 34 inches and 108 feeders, the company adds.

    Mesdan W2 A52

    An international splicer and laboratory equipment producer from Italy, Mesdan will display in the Italian cluster a variety of yarn splicers (e.g. Jointair, Aquasplicer and Hot Jointair) as well as new quality control laboratory instruments.

    Mesdan will exhibit its yarn splicers and quality control laboratory instruments
    On display will include Elmatic, an automatic digital Elmendorf tearing tester, endowed with the following features a measuring range from 200cN to 30.000 cN for testing fine and heavy duty materials (e.g. textiles, leather, paper and plastics); automatic execution of tear test; total safety cover with safety lock during testing operation until pendulum swinging is terminated. Moreover, the system offers high accuracy and repeatability of results, and it in conformity with major International testing standards. It is also highly productive and about 150 tests could be executed in 15 minutes, according to Mesdan.

    Besides Elmatic, the Mesdan-Lab division will showcase the new sliver and yarn evenness tester model MT-5, the fully automatic yarn strength tester Autodyn, and the modular new nine-position Martindale abrasion and pilling tester. On the splicer side (Mesdan Yarn Joining Division), several novelties will be shown.

    Mimaki W4 D04

    Mimaki Engineering will present a direct-to-textile and dye sublimation inkjet printer, TX400-1800B featuring a newly developed Adhesive Belt Carrier System.

    In the past, textile large format printing implied long print runs and mostly rotary screen-printing machines. Increasingly on-demand short run production is now required calling for improved inkjet technology. There is, however, reservation about productivity and running costs in digital textile printing. The Tx400-1800B equipped with the adhesive belt carrier system changes this perception, Mimaki says. The new system stabilizes flexible materials that tend to stretch and contract during printing enabling higher printing speeds as well as ink cost reduction. Moreover, Tx400-1800B enables print speeds of 25 sqm/h (600 x 600 dpi / eight-color mode), the company adds.

    Monforts          W5 D04

    Monforts will present a new double-sided Softcoating process
    Under the theme "Energy savings with high efficiency finishing", Monforts' new double-sided Softcoating unit and a new Sanforisor will make their Asian debuts at the ITMA Asia + CITME fair. Advanced solutions for finishing technical textiles will also be highlighted, together with the latest upgrade and modernisation kits from Monforts Parts & Components department, the company adds.

    The new double-sided Softcoating process provides energy savings in drying processes with reduced liquor application, utilising trough and roller techniques, to apply the required amount of liquid/coating to the fabric via contact with the roller. Liquid can be applied to both sides of the fabric or to one side and a different liquid to the other side. Applications include nano coating, water repellency, softeners and pigment dyeing.

    The latest compressive shrinkage Sanforisor, for woven (Monfortex) and knitted (Toptex) fabrics offers increased residual shrinkage and higher production speeds up to 20% faster than other Sanforisors.

    In the realm of technical textiles, Monforts will present the latest range configurations for coating and high-temperature processes as well as flow through driers for bonding processes of nonwovens.

    NSC Nonwoven (Asselin-Thibeau)          E1 A04

    France-based NSC nonwoven supplies turnkey nonwoven lines for spunlacing, needlepunching and thermobonding. They are equipped with a supervisory control assistance system, which includes production recipes, maintenance and assistance to line management.

    NSC nonwoven (Asselin-Thibeau) is known for such nonwoven equipments as the Excelle cards, crosslappers, IsoProdyn weight distribution regulator, drafters, needlelooms, winders and slitters-rewinders, according to the company.

    To meet nonwoven producers' targets, the above NSC nonwoven machines are available in several level of performances. Due to the combination of Axcess and Excelle equipment, NSC Nonwoven answers the market needs by providing production lines adapted to local market size, cost reduction with faster production lines, lower average fabric weight, lower maintenance requirements and also customized products with in line combination of technologies, the company says.

    Oerlikon Textile          W2 C51/C52

    On its 750-m2-plus stand, Oerlikon Textile will present its latest technological innovations under a slogan that reads innovation remains the key to success.

    Oerlikon Barmag eFK
    This is illustrated by the five brands included under the umbrella of the textile machinery manufacturer at the show. From polymer through to the textured package, Oerlikon Barmag, one of the world market leaders in spinning and texturing manmade fibres, offers future-oriented technology for quality- and cost-conscious yarn manufacturers of fully drawn yarn (FDY), draw textured yarn (DTY) and industrial yarn. Its fair highlights are an innovative FDY technology for top yarn quality with reduced conversion costs and the updated, 288-position DTY texturing machine eFK, which customers can see in operation in Suzhou or via a live video feed.

    Oerlikon Schlafhorst, one of the market and innovation leaders in ring and rotor spinning and winding, will present the new, highly productive BD-416 rotor spinning machine with up to 416 spinning units, the longest and yet most compact machine in its class, the company says. Also on show is the Zinser 351 Impact FX ring spinning machine with up to 1,680 spindles, which boasts innovative improvements to guarantee constant yarn quality and greater efficiency. The new Autoconer X5 offers greater automation and flexibility in winding technology.

    Oerlikon Saurer Era
    Following the latest shuttle embroidering machine Saurer Epoca 05 (second generation), innovative doubling and embroidery specialist Oerlikon Saurer brings the Saurer Era to the show with a host of new features. This embroidery machine offers the optimum production vehicle for design sampling and small orders with high requirements. Other product lines being exhibited are Allma and Volkmann, leading suppliers of two-for-one twisting and cabling machines for tyre cord, industrial plied yarns, all staple fibre yarns, carpet yarns and glass filament yarns.

    Oerlikon Neumag will promote comprehensive solutions covering BCF carpet yarns and staple fibres as well as key nonwovens production processes such as spunmelt,
    meltblown, carding and airlaid. And Oerlikon Textile Components, a specialist in premium components for filament and staple fibre spinning, will be showing various new products in its product lines and brands Accotex, Texparts, Fibrevision, Daytex, Heberlein and Temco.

    Petit          W2 D20

    Petit from France serves the milling, two-for-one and texturising sectors, with such expertise as spare parts trading for milling machines, two-for-one and texturizing; manufacture of its own spindles (e.g. Hollow covering spindles and rapid covering spindles); and design of special parts with customers.

    The company also supplies Hollow covering spindles for average speed and new-generation rapid covering spindles from 8,000 to 28,000 rpm.

    Picanol          E4 B03

    Picanol will introduce a new airjet model, the OMNIplus-X, which is developed and produced in Picanol's Suzhou plant in China, using the OMNIplus 800 technology.

    The OMNIplus-X responds to the requirements of the Chinese mid-end segment with weaving widths of 190 cm and 220 cm, the company says. Its availability will be limited to the Chinese market for the time being.

    In total, six Picanol's high-tech weaving machines will be exhibited: four on its own booth, one Picanol Jacquard airjet at the Stäubli booth and one at the Bonas booth, the company explains.

    As one of the world's leading weaving machine manufacturers, Picanol has had a close relationship with the Asian textile industry. Picanol set up Picanol Suzhou Textile Machinery Works (PST) in 1994, thus starting its career as a local Chinese textile machinery manufacturer. PST was Picanol's first production line outside Belgium, and the technology and organisation were based entirely on the assembly concept employed at the company's headquarters in Ieper (Belgium). Today, PST houses a complete production unit with three assembly lines for four product types, a mechatronics division, a sales, service and spare parts organization. The majority of the Chinese management, engineers and technicians have been trained in Belgium.

    Another bridgehead in the Picanol organization is India, the company says. With head office in Delhi and branch offices in textile hubs like Mumbai and Coimbatore, the company has got closer to the customer. To Picanol, India is one of the top markets, next only to China. Out of all its networks, the Asian region particularly has helped the group in sustaining during the downturn of the last global crisis, it adds.

    Q-Lab          E3 B02

    The Q-Sun B02 xenon test chamber is an affordable lightfastness tester that meets the lightfastness testing requirements of GB, ISO and AATCC, and it will be marketed at the Shanghai exhibition by Q-Lab in June.

    The B02 has a rotating specimen rack and provides precise control of critical textile test parameters. These include spectrum, irradiance, relative humidity, chamber temperature and black standard temperature. Its capacity is 48% to 92% larger than most comparable xenon testers.

    When Q-Lab first introduced the Q-Sun Xenon Test Chamber in 1998, its flat array design was considered a major change from the rotating rack technology that was widely used at the time, the company says. Less than a decade later, the Q-Sun family has grown to include several flat array models, as well as the newest Q-Sun, the B02 - which updates the traditional rotating rack design to create a more affordable textile lightfastness tester for users.

    In recent years, the standards for GB, ISO and AATCC have been modified from hardware based descriptions to performance based descriptions. This means that rotating drums or water-cooled lamps are not necessary. Instead, the new standards clearly described on SPD, irradiance control, RH control and air temperature control. Q-Lab, as a company that specializes in lightfastness testing is heavily involved in the standards modification. Q-Lab employee are continuously working with GB, ISO and AATCC organizations to bring the latest technique to the standards modification, the company adds.

    Rieter          W2 B03

    Rieter will present the new G 32 ring spinning machine alongside the E 66 combing machine which is well received in the market, the company says. In addition to these two machines, samples and end products from ring yarn, the Com4 compact yarn, ComfoRo rotor yarn and ComforJet air-jet yarn will be displayed on the Rieter stand as well.

    Rieter G 32 ring spinning machine /font>
    The G 32 ring spinning machine is a new development to respond to the requirements of the new markets. With up to 1,440 spindles and a good price/performance ratio, it has been specifically targeted to fulfil the needs of the new markets, Rieter says. The familiar production quality and efficiency of Rieter ring spinning machines is reflected in the G 32 and is achieved due to the well-established functions such as the automatic cop change ROBOdoff or doffing without unwinding with the SERVOgrip, the company adds.

    Rieter explains that the E 66 semi-automatic combing machine offers high performance of 72 kg/h with 500 nips/min, 80 g/m lap sheet fineness and high quality. Together with the C?A?P?D500 (Computer-Aided-Process-Development), the combing process is optimized with regard to movement, applied load, air and power consumption.

    As a system supplier for all spinning systems available on the market, the company will also provide technological advice on the exhibition stand.

    Rosink          W2 D10

    An international supplier of textile-production-and-service machines in spinning, Rosink will feature its latest made-in-Germany innovation, including Rosy machine for low cost production, and the 2-in-1 fully automatic twin-cot-grinder SZ1 A Twin + HA machine for high production.

    Rosink Rosy machine

    The Rosy machine will be exhibited to show its good grinding results. Visitor are invited to examine it and the visitor who manages to grind the most top rollers will be treated as a real champion with a nice gift, according to Rosink.

    On the other hand, the 2-in-1 universal high production cot grinding machine SZ1 A Twin + HA is equipped with a fully automatic parallel grinding mechanism. It has a productivity of more than 500 top rollers. Rosink also highlights its ability to offer such a fully automatic cot grinder for centre guided top rollers on one side of the machine in combination with the universal semi-automatic opposite side.

    Besides presenting adjacent with the German companies Staedtler+Uhl (W2 D11 stand) and Reseda Binder (W2-D12 stand) and a number of exhibited machines, Rosink will meet visitors with its Chinese agents, King March and Xinhe.

    San Da Machinery          E2 B02

    San Da Machinery based in Taiwan markets its technologies under the brand of Sunda in the global textile industry. At the ITMA Asia+CITME exhibition, it will present computerized jacquard machines with upgraded functions and user-friendly designs. The single electronic jacquard striper knitting machine equipped revised striper device facilitates the operation more smoothly, the company says.

    Also on display will be a double jersey jacquard terry machine, combining the best selling Sunda terry machine with precise needle selection technique provides more jacquard designs for users, according to San Da.

    Santoni          E1 C51 & C52

    Santoni will present three seamless models in two knitting systems of warp and weft.

    Santoni's SWD 6/2J seamless warp machine is equipped with a number of exclusive or patented innovations, including the precise linear motors that control, in pull and push motion, every single knitting bar, according to the company. There is a compact system of Jacquard selection with ceramic piezo transducers and each one is separately inter-changeable. Further, a new CAD textile system made in cooperation with its sister company Dinema, is provided to have a vivid preview of what the to-be-knitted product will look like.

    Second, the SM8 TR1 seamless single jersey weft machine features special knitting needles, which have a unique Santoni-patented collar. This allows stitch transfer when knitting mesh or eyelet stitches giving a secure fabric with an even surface appearance and an important breathing capability suitable for sportswear, the company explains. It is highly productive with eight feeds and gauge from 16 to 24 GG, and allows the use of natural yarns including wool.

    Vignoni large diameter circular knitting machine
    Third, the SM9-MF seamless double jersey circular weft machine offers the possibility of knitting different stitches or knit structures, such as true ribs, links-links, jacquards, striping; pointelle and eyelet, all with optional incorporated body rib bands, to produce different apparel and intimate wear. With 12 feeds, the machine covers diameters of 14-24 inches and gauges 14-20 GG.

    In addition, Santoni will exhibit Vignoni large diameter circular knitting technologies, including Atlas single jersey in an ultra fine gauge of 62 GG and with 30-inch diameter open width. It features specially-patented under jacks that serve the same technical function as sinkers, but do not get in the way of the needles, according to the company. Santoni has adopted this patented system in all its single jersey ultra fine gauges of Vignoni large diameter circular knitting machines.

    Shima Seiki          E2 C03

    Japanese computerized flat knitting machine manufacturer Shima Seiki will be present its line of advanced computerized flat knitting machines. Of the nine machines scheduled to be shown in Shanghai this June, eight of them will be debuted for the first time at an international exhibition.

    MACH2X15318L WholeGarment computerized flat knitting machine of Shima Seiki
    It will show the flagship MACH2X153 in 18L gauge, which realizes well shaped and sophisticated ultrafine gauge WholeGarment knitwear at more than twice the productivity over prior models, according to the company.

    Shima Seiki describes this machine as the current pinnacle of computerized flat knitting machine technology, featuring a special large-hook version of Shima Seiki's innovative SlideNeedle mounted on four needlebeds at 18-gauge needle pitch, which effectively yields very tight, high-grade 15-gauge texture fabrics.

    Secondly, the MACH2SIG intarsia knitting machine provides a maximum knitting speed up to 1.4 m/sec. Combined with the Rapid Response R2Carriage, which achieves quicker carriage returns after each course, production efficiency is increased significantly, the company says.

    Also new to Shima Seiki's machine line-up are new and improved versions of the SSG series and its intarsia-capable counterpart, the SIG series. Now called NSSG122 and NSIG122, they both carry over the Rapid Response R2Carriage system for quick carriage returns and improved productivity, now enhanced with maximum knitting speeds up by 8%. The fabric collection tray is now integrated into the knitting machine frame for reduced overhang, improving space-efficiency.

    In addition, the latest software version of a 3D apparel design workstation SDS-One Apex, and improved Shima Network Solutions production management software, will be exhibited.

    SSM          W2 B02

    Three new machines will be debuted to the public by SSM Schärer Schweiter Mettler AG. The company will also present a selected range of exhibits, which fortify its reputation for offering machines that add value in yarn winding and processing.

    On display will include the PS6plus-W Digicone preciflex and three newly introduced products: PW3-W Digicone fastflex and CW8-W Classic Wind for dyeing/rewinding, and GSX3 Gas singeing random winding machine for singeing.

    The PS6plus-W is a high performance precision package winder for dye packages and rewinding operations, SSM says.

    Meanwhile, the new PW3-W is a manual precision package winder with a maximum mechanical speed of 1800 m/min. The new CW8-W is a cone to cone winding machine for the preparation of packages for weaving, warp knitting and circular knitting process, whereas the new GSX3 is a new singeing machine with random package winding unit.

    Stäubli          E4 C01

    Latest technologies in Jacquard weaving by Stäubli will be exhibited at the Shanghai trade fair. On the second floor on the stand, visitors will be able take a close look at the latest Stäubli Jacquard machines. More electronic Jacquard machines are shown on the ground floor with demonstration units giving an impression about their wide range of application in most fabric types. The presentation of electronic dobbies and cam motions to be used on any type of weaving machine and weft insertion principle, for low or high mounting, complete the picture of the Stäubli shedding systems, the company explains.

    Stäubli positive cam motion S1352
    Further, Stäubli's Weaving Preparation Division will present an automatic drawing-in machine, warp tying machines and a multi-layer warp leasing machine for wide warps including colour detection. That range of products points out the increasing importance of automation also in the production stages before weaving, the company says.

    New carpet samples produced on the carpet weaving machine ALPHA 400 by Stäubli Group member Schönherr can also be seen on the stand. The flexible Schönherr equipment allows designers to create highly diverse patterns. Meanwhile, another Stäubli Group member, Deimo will demonstrate its state-of-the-art electronic control solutions for various textile machines.

    Steel Heddles          E4 B03

    Steel Heddle will introduce its new heddle range that meets demanding needs of weaving mills. This new heddle range includes the Dura Weave, Power Weave, Hydro Weave and Silk Weave.

    Visitors can also learn more about the Steel Heddle specialty products such as leno and Jet Eye heddles with an optimal design that offers minimal friction between yarn and heddle.

    Also at display is the high-speed HybridPower 158 frame with carbon fiber and more products, the company says.

    The US-based company Steel Heddle is a member of the Global Textile Partner group and develops and produces high-quality and innovative weaving accessories for various textile segments, including technical and specialty textiles like mesh screen and leno.

    Stoll          E2 A03

    The new HP (High Productivity) CMS machine generation will be shown by Stoll, as a "shopping mall" of the future with its future store. The future store will offer space for business partners, customers, designers and knitwear buyers to exchanging their ideas and thoughts.

    "When purchasing flat knitting machines, many buyers pay a lot of attention to the retail price and a lot less to the overall performance or even the follow-up costs of the machines. We will therefore be focusing on the value for money of our machines and the many added benefits for customers - as this is exactly where Stoll, together with its worldwide distribution partners, has a huge amount to offer," said Gerhard Berger, Head of Stoll Marketing Services.

    The future store is made up of individual store areas on e.g. output, flexibility, partnership and more.

    In addition to a demonstration room for the pattern preparation system M1plus, visitors will also find a fashion store where, alongside the latest Stoll Trend Collection, numerous interesting examples of knitting techniques and pattern trends will be on show, according to Stoll.

    Stork Prints          W5 B52

    The Stork Prints Group will present its new PegasusEVO printing machine. Characterised by a good price/performance ratio, the PegasusEVO is a successor to the Pegasus CC, according to the company.

    One of the main attractions of the PegasusEVO is the possibility to upgrade an existing production facility by installing EVO printing features onto Stork Prints machines already in place, for example RD4s. In this way, the new technology can be installed for a limited investment. It is also possible to install a complete PegasusEVO printing block in an existing line.

    Visitors will also be able to see more printing innovation at the stand of Stork Prints, including high fashion samples printed with the NovaScreen rotary screens. These NovaScreens have a patented design, which combines a high mesh count with minimum spacing between wider and ingeniously conical holes, so the maximum amount of paste is transferred to the substrate. This leads to higher print quality and also increases productivity and efficiency, as it becomes possible to print at higher speeds while using less paste, the company says.

    Additionally, Stork Prints will showcase its full line of digital textile inks. Besides inks for most Mimaki and Mutoh digital textile printers, it will also show a line of acid and reactive inks for Robustelli Monna Lisa printers. Moreover, Stork Prints recently converted the first DuPont Artistri printers to its reactive inks. Acid inks for these printers will be introduced in the fall of 2010. Stork Prints' full line of digital textile printers will be presented, based on the market leading Mimaki JV5.

    Suessen          W2 B01

    Suessen will showcase its technologies in ring spinning, open-end rotor spinning and compact spinning.
    In ring spinning, on display will include EliTe CompactSet V5, compact spinning system for short- and long-staple ring spinning machines; HP-GX 3010 Top Weighting Arm for short-staple ring spinning; ACP-Quality Package, better fibre guidance for improved yarn quality in short-staple ring spinning; HP-GX 4010 Top Weighting Arm for roving frames; and HP-GX 5010 Top Weighting Arm for worsted spinning frames.

    In the field of open-end rotor spinning, the Open-End SpinBox family SE 7/ 8/ 9/ 10 will be presented. The latest SpinBox types, the SC Compact SpinBox and the SQ Quality SpinBox, have been used to modernize over 700 Autocoro rotor spinning machines thus making Suessen one of the leading suppliers of modernization equipment for open-end rotor spinning machines, the company says.

    With the SC 2 / SQ 2 SpinBoxes, Suessen designed SpinBoxes for spinning synthetic fibres to improve yarn quality and increase average production by about 25%, according to Suessen.

    A number of textile machinery builders will showcase Suessen's products, including SpinBox SC-R on Rieter's R40 Rotor spinning machine (Switzerland); SpinBox SC-S on Savio (Italy) FlexiRotorS 3000/Duo-Spinner rotor spinning machine; HP-GX 4010 on a JWF 1418 of Tianjin Hongda Textile Machinery (China); and HP-GX 4010 on a FA489 of CMT Hicorp Machinery Qingdao (China).

    In addition, Suessen co-operates with Jingwei (China) in the field of EliTe Compact Spinning. The co-operation includes the optional application EliTwist. With this co-operation, the companies expect to extend their business and market share in the market, Suessen adds.

    Superba          W2 A09

    Superba from France will show the latest heat setting line generation, TVP3. The TVP3 line has seen its energy consumption cut almost in half compared to the machines of 1995 for equivalent production levels, the company says. It is also energy efficient featuring an environment friendly heat setting.

    The company also provides a group of machines with dyeing lines, winders with automatic doffing in addition to small steaming and shrinking machines for machine-knitting yarn and hand-knitting yarns.

    SSRO, a sister company established by Superba in Shanghai in 2005, brings to Chinese customers better proximity services for spare-parts, line maintenance and installation, as well as employee training with Chinese speaking technicians.

    With more than 1,400 lines installed throughout the world, Superba claims to be a leading company in the field with a market share of more than 60%. The turnover is mainly achieved with the heat setting machines.

    SwissTex France SAS TBC          W2 D22

    As a machine builder in the area industrial yarn preparation, France-based SwissTex France SAS (formerly RITM) will spotlight its innovations including the UT50 (Universal TFO twister) with fully electronic and individual positions and the UTC60 (Universal TFO twister and direct Cabler). The latest development, UTW30 & 40 (Universal TFO twister and Winder) allows flexible production of three-ply cords, with fully electronic driven spindles, the company says.

    Available with this family of machines, the company believes it covers most of the needs of converters involved in industrial yarn preparation in the automotive and other sectors. It adds that the machines offer numerous benefits: flexibility for production, energy savings, manpower reduction, high outputs, ease of use and high product quality, including with touchy yarns such as aramids or similar.

    Thies          W5 A02

    Energy savings and reduced installation costs are key features from Thies at the exhibition with its new products.
    German dyeing machinery provider Thies will demonstrate two products for the first time: the new double nozzle, twin chamber, Luft Roto Plus S11, and a connecting pipework system.

    The new double nozzle, twin chamber, Luft Roto Plus S11 offers increased flexibility with dyeing over varied fabrics for quality and cost conscious commission dyehouses and vertical textile operations alike, the company says. Operating with or without air, the system ensures significant energy savings with air and electric power plus reduced operating costs.

    Thies also introduced the Asian market a new connecting pipework system, which is equipped with the required isolating valves, steam traps, non-return valves, dirt traps and more, ready for connection to the customer utilities, continues.

    Optionally available, the stainless steel pipework system offers easy connection to the mains utilities with major cost savings in reduced installation time costs and minimised pipework. It also ensures a neater installation, according to the company.

    Trützschler          W2 C03

    For the first time, five companies of the Trützschler group will exhibit on a shared stand at the fair. The 500 m² stand will provide information in the areas of preparation machines for spinning, nonwoven machinery and clothings for cards and roller cards.

    Trützschler's Securoprop SP-FPU
    In the area of Trützschler Spinning, represented by Trützschler Germany and Truetzschler Textile Machinery (Shanghai), the main emphasis is on a new and more effective foreign part detection and separation system. The premium machine of the Trützschler foreign part separators is the Securoprop SP-FPU.

    Meanwhile, Trützschler Card Clothing will showcase the new cylinder clothing FGX1 for spinning, which results in quality improvements for combed yarns, even with older cards and lower production rates, the company says. This clothing has a longer service life and, in addition, requires 50% less maintenance than previously applied variants.

    Trützschler Nonwovens with the companies Fleissner and Erko Trützschler will present its newest innovations in nonwovens machinery. Highlights are the new Erko card EWK413 for cotton based spunlaced materials, high speed spunlace lines with the Erko Card EK150 and the Fleissner Aqua Jet, as well as special systems to produce high-tech filter materials.

    The experts of Erko and Fleissner will explain to visitors the right solution for any given application. In addition, Trützschler Nonwovens offers custom bonding technologies for nonwovens, from needling, aqua-jet entangling all the way to chemical and thermal bonding methods, the company concludes.

    Tsudakoma Corp          E4 D51

    Tsudakoma Corp will exhibit cutting-edge jet looms at the exhibition. It aims to continue producing more environmentally aware products whilst ensuring the quality of fabrics woven at minimum running costs.

    ZAX9100 air jet loom of Tsudakoma Corp
    The ZAX9100 air jet loom works at a high speed as it enjoys the synergy of a smooth warp shed, a well-balanced beating system, one of the world's best weft insertion systems, and a newly designed robust structure, according to Tsudakoma Corp. The machine is equipped with the "Weave Navigation System" containing Tsudakoma's weaving know-how. It is cost-competitive, energy and labor saving, as well as allows quick style change. Featuring six-color weft selection and the "PSC Programmable Speed Control", it supports weaving value-added fabrics of various kinds and thickness wefts.

    In the meantime, the ZAX9100 terry air jet loom combines the high speed of the ZAX9100 with Tsudakoma Corp's expertise on terry weaving. It weaves various designed terry towels, such as multi-height pile towel and multi-cycle pile towel (three- to seven-pick cycles), with a nice touch and feel. When used with electronic jacquard, it can perform more value-added terry weaving.

    The company will roll out the new ZW8100 water jet loom, which is optimally designed for its frame structure, beating and shedding, and increases its filling insertion performance with new nozzles and a short cloth passage. This increases the ZW8100's operation speed by 10%, reduces electric power consumption by 5% and on-loom vibration by 50% compared with existing models. The company aims to guarantee fabric quality while keeping a high speed of the jet loom. The "PSS-W Programmable Start" is newly developed to prevent stop marks.

    In addition, reliable preparatory machines from T-Tech Japan will be available, such as the TTS20S spun sizing machine that promises reliable performance and sizing quality, Tsudakoma Corp concludes.

    Uster Technologies AG          W2 B51

    Following its dual celebration in 2007 of 60 years of evenness testing and 50 years of Uster Statistics, 2010 is the 50th anniversary of the yarn clearer of Uster Technologies AG.

    Uster's tradition in establishing standards for the textile industry worldwide, as well for quality testing along the fiber to fabric process route, is well known, according to the company. It will be present at the Shanghai fair under the slogan "The Future Has a Past". The company explains that while recognizing the achievements of the past, Uster is looking into the future.

    Amid a challenging market environment in 2009, research and development at Uster continued. "Customers are entitled never to expect less than the full innovative power of Uster," said Dr Geoffrey Scott, CEO of Uster Technologies AG.

    Almost two million Uster clearers of the Quantum generation have been sold to date, Uster says. Pictured is Uster Quantum 2
    The company will feature its latest range of testing instruments, underlining their value to spinning mills and classification offices, as well as to knitters and weavers. The 'Think Quality' approach pioneered by Uster encourages and equips companies to participate in the market upturn, as the industry shows positive signs of growth, the company says.

    To achieve the highest possible efficiency, it believes that spinning mills need to control a number of basic and fundamental parameters, which affect both quality and costs. The critical process stages in spinning, such as blowroom, carding, combing, drawing, ring spinning and winding, can be efficiently managed with Uster products and solutions, leading to process optimization and maximized throughput. The company adds that such tools as Uster HVI and Uster AFIS, Uster Tester 5 and Uster Tensorapid, Uster Quantum 2 and Uster Expert software, along with Uster Statistics, provide the key to effective spinning process management.

    Caption: Almost two million Uster clearers of the Quantum generation have been sold to date, Uster says. Pictured is Uster Quantum 2

    Van de Wiele          E4 A58

    Van de Wiele will exhibit a number of Pioneer type weaving machines, which have been developed to offer the carpet factories suitable machines for weaving the latest trends in rugs.

    The double and triple rapier Carpet & Rug Pioneer CRP92/93 system targets for a number benefits, including higher productivity, better carpet quality, increasing the weaving width up to five meters. The machine is also operator friendly and designed to achieve a longer lifetime of parts while reducing the maintenance.

    The CRP92 weaves economic carpet qualities at industrial speeds up to 200 rpm with high weaving efficiency and minimal incorporated pile by using split lancet holders and laying the pile yarn in layers for easy shedding and less yarn tension.

    Further, various innovative new models are added to the Pioneer range. The Universal Cut & Loop Pioneer UCP93 weaves face to face cut and loop pile rugs. The Universal Shaggy Loop Pioneer USP93 weaves cut & loop Shaggy carpets up to 2x50 mm cut pile, combined with loops of 15 to 20 mm, the company says. In the areas with mixed cut and loop, the loops are supporting the cut pile yarn and providing a special resilience even to single ends. This results in completely new Shaggy styles, the company says.

    The reply to the market-demand for Shaggies with higher pile is the SRP92 Super Shaggy & Rug Pioneer, with cut pile up to 2x70 mm, Van de Wiele continues. The combination of various yarn qualities with various surface densities give exceptional Shaggy looks with waving relief effects.

    More Van de Wiele machines will be exhibited including HCP X2 Handlook Carpet Pioneer, CLP91 Carpet Loop Pioneer, SLP93 Sisal Look Pioneer, the new MAX91 Axminster weaving machine and Smart creel for Axminster.

    X-Rite          E3 A13

    X-Rite will showcase tools to conduct Farnsworth Munsell 100 Hue Test. The FM100 Hue Test is an easy-to-administer test and an effective method for measuring an individual's color vision. The test is used to evaluate and rank color acuity. This portable, 15-minute test analyzes how accurately users see color, the company explains. The easy-to-use scoring software indicates where users have a color vision deficiency such as color blindness.

    The Farnsworth-Munsell 100 Hue Test itself is used to separate persons with normal color vision into classes of superior, average and low color discrimination and to measure the zones of color confusion of color defective people. It can be used for examination of inspectors of color goods, color graders and color matchers and testing for type and degree of color defectiveness.

    Meanwhile, the Farnsworth-Munsell Hue Test Scoring Software speeds up and simplifies the scoring of the FM 100 Hue Test, according to X-Rite. It also provides a set of analytical and administrative tools. Results can be saved, displayed in polar or linear format and filtered/analyzed according to a variety of algorithms.

    Yuren          E2 B51

    Cixing computerized flat knitting machine, made by Yuren in China, produces knitted products of mainly wool fabrics. Using the digital technology, these machines can achieve various knitting patterns such as transfer, tuck, pointelle, intarsia and jacquard. They can also knit basic single or double jersey plain fabrics, irregular multi-color jacquard and more.

    The company explains that Cixing machines are equipped with a specially-designed comb device (including clip and cutter), representing the benchmark in China's computerized flat knitting machine technology, according to Yuren. The company believes it is up to the international par as well.

    Yuren says that the special comb device allows the composite needle to pick up or release the yarn so as to reduce yarn wastes, improve productivity, reduce production cost and enhance product quality. This machine helps users upgrade themselves for further rapid development, it adds.

    Additionally, Cixing computerized seamless knitting machines can work with natural fiber, synthetic fiber and other raw materials to produce stitchless knitwear including intimate wear, swimming suits, lounge wear and sportswear.
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