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‘Indian exhibitors looking to meet Chinese customers’: N Ravindranathan, Texprocil

"Demand for Indian yarn in China has been growing substantially from last October. However, there continues to be pressure on prices. “In short-term, we expect the market to consolidate with an increase in business between suppliers of consistent quality and direct manufacturers in China. In l... Read more

Indian cotton yarn exporters hoping for demand revival

"Indian exporters are hoping for a revival in cotton yarn exports as Chinese cotton auction started at a 25 per cent premium over the prevailing fibre rate in India. Despite robust demand from Bangladesh, overall cotton yarn exports remained under pressure during the current financial year due to sl... Read more

‘This Yarn Expo will see a shift towards sellers’ -- Sanjay K Jain

"Cotton and yarn prices have been upbeat in the last three months. China however hasn’t participated in this rally much – typically Yarn Expo is a time for bulk buying as both buyers and sellers meet physically. “For last couple of years, it’s been a buyers’ market, how... Read more

‘TPP could have been disastrous to textiles’: Anil Tibrewal

"Cotton has predominantly been a volatile commodity and depends on many natural factors. It does impact on imports of yarn in China, yet niche buyers are always on buying table for good quality yarns and here Indorama has been having edge. Chinese knitting companies are large in size and look for bi... Read more

‘China plays a major role in global cotton market’: Peter Dong, Birla Jingwei Fibres

"Chinese market for yarn imports has seen a major shift due to two factors. One, lowering of price difference between international and domestic cotton this has made yarn imports less attractive. Further expansion of Xinjiang spinning capacity has made local yarn prices even more competitive due to ... Read more

Yarn Expo Spring 2017 starts tomorrow, to host over 390 exhibitors

"Shanghai is ready to host the 2017 edition of Yarn Expo Spring from tomorrow. Expanding by nearly 20 per cent this year, the fair will occupy the entire hall 5.1 of the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) to host over 390 suppliers from 12 countries and regions including China, Hon... Read more

India’s cotton yarn exports may rise this year

India’s cotton yarn output may decline five to seven per cent for the financial year 2016-17. Sluggish demand is partly due to the substitution taking place from manmade fibers. However, yarn demand from overseas buyers has revived in the last few weeks. It was sluggish so far since importers ... Read more

Yarn Expo to begin on March 15 in Shanghai

Yarn Expo will be held in China from March 15 to 17, 2017. It will showcase some of the world’s highest quality yarn and fiber products, such as natural and blended yarns, including cotton, wool, flax/regenerated flax, silk, and man-made fibers and yarns as well as specialty products including... Read more

Yarn Expo Spring 2017: 360 exhibitors from across the globe to showcase

"China has been playing an increasingly important role in the global yarn and fibre industry, not only as a strong buyer but also as a high-quality supplier that is looking to exports. As a result, a significantly higher number of Chinese exhibitors will feature at next month’s Yarn Expo Sprin... Read more

Spring edition of Yarn Expo from March 15 to 17

The 2017 spring edition of Yarn Expo will be held from March 15 to 17 at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai). Over years, the Expo has increased in stature in the global yarn and fibre market and is expected to feature more exhibitors in its next edition. Its scale is expected... Read more

India sets up technology center in Vietnam

Indian Textile Accessories and Machinery Manufacturers Association (ITAMMA) plans to set up a textile and garment technology centre in Vietnam to introduce machines, equipment and provide after-sale services to Vietnamese customers. It will also serve as a venue for the two countries’ business... Read more

FESPA 2017 Mexico: To offer a sneak peek into latest textile printing trends

  With textile print gaining ground, FESPA 2017 Mexico edition, to be held from September 21-23 in Mexico City, will offer a first-hand experience of latest products from top brands in the industry. One such company to feature at the Mexican event is Kornit Digital. The Vulcan f... Read more

Terrot presents new circular knitting machine

Germany based Terrot has introduced the new UCC572TR, a computer controlled circular knitting machine. Developed for knitting electronic-jacquard transfer relief for fashion textiles with three-way technology, this allows various pattern styles on both sides of the fabric, making the UCC572TR extrem... Read more

Teijin Aramid expanding aramid production for Twaron super fibre

Teijin Aramid is expanding its aramid production capacity for Twaron super fibre. It will invest in new spinning technology at the Twaron facility in Emmen, the Netherlands, in the first quarter of 2019. With demand for para-aramid fibre Twaron increasing the new spinning technology will enable the ... Read more

Italy’s textile machinery maker Caron, unveils new loader

Italy-based Caron has more than 35 years of experience in design and production of fabric spreading and cutting machines for fashion apparel, furnishing and technical textiles. It has grown with padding sector companies, consolidating and exporting its know-how also in technical fabrics. The company... Read more

Versaperm’s develops ISO system for testing high performance clothing

Versaperm, the world leader in measurement of vapour permeability and other instruments, testing service and consultancy leader, has developed a system for ISO fabric testing that significantly reduces testing time down to as little as thirty minutes for many fabrics. The system has been designed t... Read more

SPG Prints doubles capacity in its Holland unit

SPG Prints has doubled the size of its digital ink production facility at its Netherlands headquarters. The investment in the ink plant expansion is another step towards SPG Prints’ goal of making digital the mainstream printing technology for textile applications. SPG Prints is a leader in th... Read more

US lab drives innovations

Advanced Functional Fabrics of America has nearly 100 members from a diverse group of manufacturers, startups and institutes of higher learning. It is leading a 317 million dollar private-public effort to drive innovation in textile and fiber manufacturing. The institute has already produced a majo... Read more

Acanthurus to present warming textile technology at Berlin Fashion Week

Acanthurus GmbH will soon introduce its innovative nanothermal warming textile technology Nanogy at the Berlin FashionTech exhibition. An innovative warming technology was developed by Chinese market leader j-NOVA for the European market, under the brand name Nanogy. This will make freezing a thing... Read more

Pike delivers efficiency, quality

The Pike digital textile printer from SPG Prints offers new standards of quality and production efficiency. Among the benefits are reductions of lead times by up to 50 per cent, reduced stockholding costs, faster time-to-market, and improved print quality, including the ability to print micro patter... Read more

ITMA Asia in 2018

The combined ITMA and CITME shows will be held in China, October 26 to 30, 2018. Leading textile machinery manufacturers from around the world will attend. The combined showcase offers them a cost-effective platform for their products and services in Asia. In today’s global market, textile ma... Read more

Italy’s textile machinery output up five per cent

In 2016, Italy’s production of textile machinery rose five per cent compared to 2015. Domestic sales of Italian manufacturers increased 14 per cent. During the same period, exports grew by four per cent. Adoption of latest technologies, particularly cloud and cyber security technologies, had p... Read more

Cone Denim celebrates 10th year anniversary of revolutionary technology

Cone Denim is excited to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of its revolutionary S GENE technology, developed and first introduced by Cone Denim in 2007. The advancement of this performance technology has included Level II S GENE introduced in 2015 and the latest and most advanced power stretch denim... Read more

Global nonwovens market to be worth $50.8 billion in 2020

"The nonwoven industry is on a sustained growth momentum since last four decades and is a key constituent of the man-made fibre market. European Disposables and Nonwovens Association (EDANA), the international association, most recent summary of its annual statistic shows that, the overall productio... Read more

National fabric innovation center opens in Cambridge

Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA) a public-private partnership that began at MIT, has officially opened its headquarters in Cambridge. CEO Yoel Fink at the headquarters’ opening ceremony stated that a new high-tech fabric center has actually developed that technology and fabrics t... Read more

Embroidery units protest GST

The textile embroidery hub in Surat has decided to agitate against GST from June 24. Embroidery job work attracts a five per cent GST rate. Owners of units say profit margins range from 50 paise to Re1 per meter and if they are supposed to pay five per cent GST, their operations would be crippled. ... Read more

Is China losing its textile touch?

"China is the number one textile and clothing exporter to the world, producing more than 43.1per cent of global demand. As per the 13th five-year plan of Chinese Government for the year 2016 to 2020 period, China strategically is moving towards more value adding tech intensive products. The plan is ... Read more

INDA hosts 26th Filtration conference in October

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, is set to host the 26th Filtration International Conference & Exposition at Chicago’s Navy Pier, US, from October 10 to 12, 2017, showing innovation, and quality of the air and liquid filtration segment of the nonwovens industry with ... Read more

Mimaki launches world’s first truly full-color modeling solution

Mimaki’s 3D printer, 3DUJ-P, is based on Mimaki’s advanced UV inkjet technology.The 3DUJ-P offers high definition modeling with a maximum size of 500 x 500 x 300 mm. It is the world’s first truly full-color modeling solution and supports up to ten million different colors with the ... Read more

Indian technical textile market could exponentially grow

India’s technical textile market which is currently estimated at 14 billion dollars is likely to reach a level of 32 billion dollars by 2023, by diversifying towards non-woven technical textiles and forging global partnerships with counterparts. The vertically integrated supply chain and the... Read more

Shima Seiki to display at Techtextil

Shima Seiki’s latest technological contributions are aimed at promoting knitted applications in the field of technical textiles, designed and produced on Shima Seiki’s line-up of advanced computer design systems and computerised flat knitting machines. Wholegarment knitting is capable o... Read more

Bangladesh dyeing industry in disarray

Dyeing industry in total confusion as due to the shortage of gas and electricity, compulsion of effluent treatment facilities and fund constraints have left the dyeing industry here in total disarray.The picture of new investment in the dyeing sector over the last few years is very frustrating while... Read more

New Lectra Fashion PLM makes fashion companies Industry 4.0 ready

  Lectra, the world leader in integrated technology solutions dedicated to industries using soft materials—fabrics, leather, technical textiles and composite materials, recently launched Lectra Fashion PLM 4.0. The compatible product lifecycle management solution is smart, ... Read more

Japan develops smart clothing

Demand for smart clothing is picking up in Japan, promising a potential new source of income for the industry. Asahi Kasei will develop smart clothes that can monitor wearers’ health and maybe save their lives. The Tokyo-based chemical company will partner with US subsidiary Zoll Medical to ap... Read more

UCMTF presentes French textile machinery at Techtextil

N. Schlumberger, the world leader in spinning lines participated at the expo. Patrick Strehle, sales director of N. Schlumberger also presented a collaboration for processing Para-aramid fibres and carbon fibres. Elias Junker, an area sales manager, described how a recycling and nonwoven eco-friend... Read more

Non Woven Tech Asia 2017 exhibition starts

Non-Woven Tech Asia 2017, The 4th International Exhibition & Conference of Nonwoven Industry starting tomorrow (June 08-10, 2017) is organized by Radeecal Communications at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai, INDIA. Being the only event in India, Non Woven Tech Asia 2017 focuses exclusively on no... Read more

Orders for Italian machinery up 24 per cent

This year has started off on a positive note for Italian textile machinery manufacturers. For the first quarter, orders have increased both in Italy and abroad. Orders for the start of 2017 confirm a positive trend in major foreign markets. The orders index for textile machinery for the period from ... Read more

DuPont launches new solutions for protective apparels

DuPont Protection Solutions developed Tychem 2000 SFR a new chemical protective clothing to help safeguard men and women from chemical hazards that can and can’t be seen, such as dangerous vapors, liquids, and particles. The company has designed the brand to reduce worker chemical exposure wh... Read more

Indian textile machinery exports shows a steady rise

Textile engineering industry, which contains of more than 2,800 units has shown a steady increase in the last five years. According to R. Rajendran, president of Textile Machinery Manufacturers’ Association, all the spinning machinery manufacturers have a base in India and China now and these... Read more

Solution dyeing offer a lower environmental impact

The water footprint of synthetic fibers is way lower than that of cotton, wool or viscose products. Some companies in the manmade fiber industry are fully committed to the constant monitoring and control of water resource consumption in their various processes, as well as bringing to the market ya... Read more

GST- Decentralised textile sector to suffer greatly

The recent levies of taxes under new GST regime had brought big benefits to the composite textile units as compared to the independent textile manufacturing units. Manufacturers who are getting their goods manufactured on job basis are the worst sufferers. They have to pay GST @18%on yarn or 5%in c... Read more

YiwuTex to focus on enhancing productivity

The 18th edition of YiwuTex will be held during 13-15 June 2017 at Yiwu International Expo Centre, Zhejiang Province, PR China. To present their novel technology and intelligent production equipment they would aim to help garment manufacturers to enhance productivity and save cost, the “Functi... Read more

Techtextil to capitalize garment machinery market with VDMA support

"DMA Textile Care, Fabric and Leather Technologies to extend its support for one of the leading International Trade Fair for Technical Textiles and Nonwovens -Techtextil India. It will work up to increase its scope into the garment machinery segment this year. Working together with the VDMA Textile ... Read more

US to host digital print week

Digital Print Week US will be held June 5 to 9, 2017.It will feature Digital Textile Printing US, slated for June 8 to 9, 2017. Digital Textile Printing will bring together an audience that will span the entire supply chain, including a range of textile printers, end users and a supporting supply ch... Read more

China to host Yiwu Tex

Yiwu Tex will be held in China, June 13 to 15, 2017.Top-notch knitting and hosiery enterprises will present their technology and production equipment. Among these are Zhejiang Yexiao and Hefei Opek. Zhejiang Yexiao is a knitting machinery product development and manufacturing enterprise. Hefei Opek... Read more

Pakistan’s March exports up six per cent

Pakistan’s textile and clothing exports rose by 6.2 per cent in March 2017 compared to February 2017.Textile machinery imports rose by 20.8 per cent during July to March fiscal year 2017 as against the same period last year suggesting increased activity in the textile sector which is a healthy... Read more

First step taken toward epigenetically modified cotton

"The new research led by Z. Jeffrey Chen at The University of Texas at Austin might offers a break for the industry. He with his team have taken the first step toward a new way of breeding heartier, more productive cotton through a process called epigenetic modification."     &n... Read more

3 D knitting for your shape and size

Mass customization is here.This is an era where clothes are made for an individual’s preferences or sizes. It’s a departure from the model of selling standardized, mass-produced goods that has dominated retailing for more than a century. Knitting machines weigh as much as a car, are outf... Read more

3D bioprinted knee cartilage with printed tissue developed

A team of scientists from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Delhi has made a breakthrough in the development of 3D bioprinted cartilage. The research team, led by Sourabh Ghosh from the Department of Textile Technology at IIT, has successfully developed a bioink that can be used to print s... Read more

Pakistan continues duty-free import of textile machinery

Pakistan is contemplating a series of measures to support the textile sector. All the measures announced in financial year 2016-17 like duty-free import of textile machinery will continue in financial year 2017-18. To stabilise cotton prices in the country, a system of cotton hedge trading for the ... Read more

Sunbury launches performance brand Nanotex aSure

Sunbury Textiles is launching an indoor performance brand Nanotex aSure. The new aSure fabric line is created with technology by which molecules permanently attach to every fiber without clogging the fabric weave or compromising the look, feel or comfort of the fabric. Sunbury has teamed up with Na... Read more

Mexican company installs advanced stenter

Tizayuca Textil Vuva has installed a Monforts Montex 6500 stenter equipped with a heat recovery system. Tizayuca Textil is a vertically integrated producer of textiles in Mexico. The company has been running a direct energy usage comparison with the Montex 5000 stenter installed a decade earlier, b... Read more

Karl Mayer pleased with response

Karl Mayer, a leading warp knitting machinery manufacturer, has reported a successful showcase at Techtextil, May 9 to 12, Germany. The company held 200 high-level conversations. Most visitors came from Germany, followed by Turkey, Poland and India. Many visitors came from India and Turkey, but the... Read more

Lakshmi sales up 22 per cent

For the fourth quarter of financial year ’17, Lakshmi Machine Works’ total sales saw a 22.32 per cent sequential increase and a 5.07 per cent year on year decline. Its operating profit for the quarter amounted to Rs 90.86 crores and its EBIT margin stood at 12.76 per cent. The company r... Read more

Techtextil takes off into space

Techtextil was held in Germany, May 9 to 12, 2017. There were more than 47,500 visitors from 114 countries, an increase of around 14 per cent compared to 2015. It hosted 1,477 exhibitors from 55 countries under the main theme Living in Space. This was a special space-travel oriented exhibition area... Read more

Active seam replaces flat lock

Active seam is Merrow’s newest technology. It seeks to revolutionize medical and compression garment manufacturing by replacing the traditional flat lock seam with a flatter, stronger stitch. Additionally, active seam is the world’s first branded stitch, bringing a distinctive value to ... Read more

Asia dominates as shipment destination for textile machinery: ITMF

"Global shipments of electronic flat knitting machines soared by 99 per cent in 2016.Asia received the highest share of shipments, at 94 per cent. China remained by far the world’s largest investor for flat knitting machines in 2016 with Chinese investments having a global share of 73 per cent... Read more

Zund buys UK partner

Zund Systemtechnik has bought Zund Plotting Systems. Zund Systemtechnik is based in Switzerland and specialises in developing and manufacturing digital cutting systems. Zund Plotting Systems is based in the UK and supplies and services precision digital cutting systems. Zund UK will continue to se... Read more

Mimaki bags two awards at FESPA 2017 expo

Mimaki Europe, developer of wide format inkjet printers and cutting machines for the sign/graphics, and apparel markets, has bagged two prestigious awards at the recently concluded FESPA 2017 expo, a leading digital print expo encompassing screen, digital and textile print, was held at Hamburg, Germ... Read more

GST for textile machinery at 18 per cent

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) rate for textile machinery has been decided at 18 per cent. GST for goods have been fixed at nil rate and 5, 12, 18 and 28 per cent; however, rates for textiles and footwear are yet to be decided. 18 per cent GST has been decided for the following textile machiner... Read more

Caldera showcases at Fespa which opens on May 8

Caldera is showcasing its updated textile production platform, Textile Pro, at Fespa, Germany, May 8 to 12, 2017. Textile Pro reflects Caldera’s long history of partnerships within the world of digital printing onto fabric, providing intuitive workflow control for both decorative and industria... Read more

India’s textile machinery set for bigger growth

The Indian textile machinery industry grew 10 per cent from 2013 to 2014. It’s expected to reach Rs 35,000 crores by 2021. The textile machinery sector plays an increasingly vital part in shifting India’s textile and apparel industry from labor-intensive production to a more advanced and... Read more

Monforts to debut ‘texcoat’ coating range at Techtextil’17

Monforts will demonstrate its full range of new coating units for the first time at Techtextil’17. On display will be Knife over roller/air system; magnetic roller system; and printing head systems. The Monforts coating range ‘Textcoat is now available worldwide and follows recent acquis... Read more

German technology to be showcased at US and Mexican VDMA meets

The VDMA Textile Machinery Association will host B2B forums and technology conferences on November 6, 2017 in Charlotte (NC), USA, and on November 8-9, 2017 in Mexico City. Experts from well-known VDMA member companies will be present practice-oriented technology topics to decision-makers from the l... Read more

Frankfurt ready to host Techtextil and Texprocess in May

Frankfurt is ready to host Techtextil 2017. Techtextil 2017, will be held concurrently with Texprocess, a show for the textile processing industry, from May 9-12. Leading Japanese manufacturer of computerized flat knitting machinery, Shima Seiki will present its latest innovations along with its It... Read more

New King Time Machinery sells its first ‘Single Pass’ machine at TPF

  Foshan New King Time Machinery (New King Time), also known for its NKT brand of machines, sold its first ‘Single Pass’ textile digital machine at the just concluded edition of TPF 2017. This latest machine was bought by Suzhou Super Digital Printing Technology. The ... Read more

10th IGATEX Pakistan 2017 exhibition opens in Karachi

The 10th International Pakistan Textile Machinery and Garment Technology (IGATEX) 2017 exhibition opened its doors at the Karachi Expo Centre today. Exhibitors and organisers are optimistic about achieving their targets as more than 550 international and local manufacturers of textile machinery and ... Read more

Shima Seiki to hold 3rd G3D Knitting Seminar & Workshop in NY

Established in 1962 Shima Seiki has become a brand to be reckoned with. Shima Seiki Japan is the leading manufacturer in the computerized flatbed knitting machine industry, with the largest worldwide market share. With over 100 attendees and 50 companies participating at the previous edition, G3D se... Read more

Pakistan to host machinery show IGATEX

IGATEX will be held in Pakistan, April 26 to 29, 2017. This is a garment and textile machinery and accessories exhibition. The exhibition will give exhibitors and visitors an opportunity to see latest innovations in the textile sector. More than 550 exhibitors from around 35 countries including Cana... Read more

ITM, the Turkish machinery show will be held in April next year

The next ITM, Turkey’s well known textile machinery show will be held from, April 14 to 17, 2018. On display will be textile equipments and products, textile related software and solutions and other products and services. It gathers together some of the most important manufacturers of textile ... Read more

Indonesia to host machinery show Indo Intertex

Indo Intertex will be held in Indonesia from April 19 to 21, 2017. The event will display textile and garment machinery, knitting and hosiery machines, fabrics, yarns and garment accessories, raw materials, chemical laboratory and laundry equipment, digital textile printing machines and waste proces... Read more

Switzerland-based Sefar developing new filtration solutions

Sefar is a leading manufacturer of precision fabrics from monofilaments for the screen printing and filtration markets. Sefar is known for screen printing, filtration and architectural solutions. The Switzerland-based company, is developing new types of fabric applications like power sense, corrosio... Read more

Archroma to showcase latest innovations at Techtextil in May

Archroma will showcase next-generation fluorochemical products at the forthcoming Techtextil in Germany. The company is the system supplier of choice for textile mills and nonwoven manufacturers. Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals, uses only non-halogenated technologies for i... Read more

Premier Fine Linens installs Monforts machines

Premier Fine Linens makes 100 per cent fine cotton bed and table linen. The company is part of the Premier Group, one of India’s oldest and largest textile producers. Premier Group is India’s largest importer of Egyptian cotton and also uses the finest American cotton and superfine India... Read more

Schoeller and Textilcolor team up to create Ecodye

Textile manufacturer Schoeller and Textilcolor the auxiliary and dye specialist have come together to create Ecodye. It is am innovative concept used in polyester dyeing. The technology accelerates the dyeing process and contributes to cutting costs, while at the same time helping to preserve the en... Read more

Rieter opens Turkish service center

Rieter has opened a service branch in Turkey. The new branch complements Rieter’s strong presence in Turkey and provides state-of-the-art solutions and dedicated support to local customers. The center offers both mechanical and electronic services. These include: revision of gear units, servo... Read more

Gerber Technology supports, sponsors and PI Apparel, Hong Kong

Gerber Technology, a world leader in integrated software and automated solutions for the apparel and industrial markets, has announced they will be delivering integrated Digital Solutions, including AccuMark, AccuMark 3D, AccuPlan and YuniquePLM, at PI Apparel in Hong Kong. They are also supporting ... Read more

Inkjet technology making inroads in textile industry

"Deploying inkjet technology into the textile industry is presenting an increasingly compelling opportunity for the print industry, recent research from Smithers Pira reveals this. Double digit growth across 2016-21 is making digital textile printing one of the most exciting market opportunity in th... Read more

ContiTech opens Chinese facility

ContiTech has opened a new facility in China for coated fabrics. ContiTech is a leading supplier of technical elastomer products and a specialist in plastics technology. This is its first international production site for elastomer coatings outside Germany. The plant produces high-performance coate... Read more

Macpi develops bonding technology for apparels

Macpi has revolutionized the apparel industry by developing and implementing the stitch-free assembling, commonly known as bonding technology. The application allows to join materials of various kinds in order to modify the aesthetics, structure and functionality. There are many achievable combinati... Read more

Rieter’s net profit down 14 per cent

In 2016, Rieter’s net profit fell 14 per cent as sales decreased nine per cent. EBIT margin was six per cent. Rieter supplies systems for short-staple fiber spinning. In the full year, order intake rose 13 per cent year-on-year. In the first half of 2016, orders were at a good level, mainly dr... Read more

Virtual solutions from technology provider Tukatech

Tukatech has launched the enterprise edition of its Tuka 3D system for virtual product development for Indian enterprises and fashion designers. This edition includes all the high-functioning 3D development capabilities at a more attainable price. As the necessity for new technologies and processes... Read more

Bangladesh: Garmentech ends on a successful note

The four-day-long 16th edition of Garmentech Bangladesh-2017 ended successfully. The Fair that concluded last Saturday showcased latest apparel technology besides interactions among renowned technology leaders from all over the world at the International Convention City in Dhaka. The second day of... Read more

Arvind Ltd installs nation’s first Monforts Eco Line

Arvind, India’s top denim producer has installed the nation’s first Monforts Eco Line. The particular Eco Line denim finishing range in India has been installed at the company’s Ahmedabad mill. The installation will increase production, reduce energy usage and respond more quickly ... Read more

Gerber Technology names Helen Koo for its FashionTech Professional award

World leader in integrated software and automation solutions for the apparel and industrial markets, Gerber Technology has named Helen Koo, assistant professor, Department of Design at University of California, Davis as the recipient of Gerber Technology’s FashionTech Professional award. Koo w... Read more

Polish company develops T-shirt fitted with bio-monitoring capacities

Polish company Inovatica sp. z o.o. has developed ‘biotextile’ an innovative T-shirt fitted with bio-monitoring capacities that allows to perform electrocardiography (EKG) on the patient wearing it. Bogumil Zieba, the company’s managing director, confirmed that Inovatica aims to la... Read more

We are SpinDye develops a new dyeing method

The Swedish company, We are SpinDye has developed a new method that could revolutionize the manufacturing of synthetic fibers and thereby of pants, jackets and backpacks. The new method involves no high use of water or heavy use of chemicals in the dyeing process. It is resource-efficient, sustaina... Read more

ITME- TIT conference focuses on Indian textile industry’s growth and future

"ITME- TIT conference “Paradigm Shift-What’s Next in Textiles” focused on the theme ‘Targeting Indian textiles and clothing business at $300 billion’ was successfully conducted as a day-long conference on December 6, at the recent ITME exhibition in Mumbai. Who’s ... Read more

Inkjet, rotary screen printing machines get good response at ITME 2016

SPGPrints and Stovec Industries printing machihe evoked keen interest at the recent India ITME 2016 in Mumbai. SPGPrints and Stovec displayed several inkjet and rotary screen printing machines at ITME 2016. Many printers showed keen interest in SPGPrints’ Javelin ® digital inkjet textile p... Read more

Demands for textile machinery rising with competitiveness: Rieter

Joachim Maier, Head of Marketing at Rieter Machines & Systems says the textile machinery market is not as stagnant as it might appear. This is because demand continues to be steady due to the need for increasing competitiveness through equipment upgrading, especially in growing Asian textile pro... Read more

Schoch offers innovative energy saving reeds for Indian mills

Schoch a Swiss reed maker based in Italy has launched a new range of reeds which offer significant savings in energy cost for textile mills. The energy saving reeds are meant to help weavers save air on air jet machines. More than 100 airjet machines have been converted in favor of energy saving ree... Read more

Textile machinery industry to touch Rs 35,000 cr in five years

"On the back of government initiatives like 'Make in India', the size of domestic textile machinery industry is poised to touch around Rs 32,000 to Rs 35,000 crores in the next five years from the present Rs 22,000 crores. India International Textile Machinery Exhibitions Society (IITMES) Chairman S... Read more

ITME-2016 at Nesco Grounds, Mumbai from Dec 3 to 8

Mumbai is ready to host the next edition of ITME. Twenty four product launches, 1,050 exhibitors, 38 countries, 17 chapters and 11 exhibiting halls the six-day fair, is the largest and apex exhibition for textile machinery and technology in India and one of the most awaited business event for textil... Read more

18th YiwuTex to be held in China in June, 2017

With a new focus on healthcare textiles, innovative yarn and its applications, the 18th YiwuTex will be held at Yiwu International Expo Centre, Jinhua, China from June 13-15, 2017. The show will feature three thematic zones: Functional Knitting Machinery Zone, Smart Apparel Machinery Zone and Digita... Read more

Karl Mayer to take part in India ITME 2016 at Mumbai

Karl Mayer will take part in the India ITME 2016 to be held in Mumbai from December 3 to 12. Mumbai. There, the renowned producer will be showcasing innovations from warp knitting, warp preparation and technical textiles. For the Warp Knitting Business Unit Karl Mayer will be showing its successfu... Read more

Pakistan revamps textile sector

Pakistan is introducing new technology in the textile industry. Sectors such as spinning, weaving, processing and value addition are being revamped. The industry is facing many problems such as frequent power outages, gas load- shedding, inflation and lack of technology and infrastructure. Tex... Read more

Novibra introduces spindles that reduce energy use

Novibra is leading company in spindle technology and the biggest exporter of spindles worldwide will be among the exhibitors at the upcoming ITME in Mumbai. Spindles in modern ring spinning machines reach speeds of up to 25,000 rpm. In these high-speed applications energy consumption is an important... Read more

Groz-Beckert presents new needles

Groz-Beckert a leading supplier of industrial machine needles, is ready to exhibit it its products and solutions in knitting, weaving, felting, carding and sewing at the upcoming India International Textile Machinery Exhibition (ITME), to be held from December 3 to 8, in Mumbai. Groz-Beckert will fo... Read more

French company offers high powered cards

N. Schlumberger that makes textile machinery dedicated to the processing of long fibers will show its wool spinning technologies at ITME India. The machineries on show from the France-based company include: GC40 chain gills, GN8 intersecting drawing machine, ERA 40 combing machine and the new range ... Read more

Techtextil Russia to be held next February

Techtextil Russia will be held from February 20 to 22, 2017. This is the ninth edition. Current issues, challenges and prospects for the industry in general and its most dynamic segments will be discussed as also the production and effective use of various types of technical textiles, the scientific... Read more

Turkey FESPA in December

Fourth edition of FESPA Eurasia will be held in Turkey from December 8 to 11, 2016. This is a platform to reach key decision makers in the wide format screen and digital printing, textile printing and garment decoration and signage industries. First time exhibitors to FESPA Eurasia 2016 include HP,... Read more

Saurer targets producing a million spindles

Saurer, a global leader in rotor spinning and winding machines enjoys a strong presence with its semi-automatic and fully automatic range of machines. The group consists of the spinning brands Schlafhorst and Zinser, the twisting brands Allma and Volkmann, the pre-spinning brand Jintan, the Saurer e... Read more

ShanghaiTex to be held in November 2017

China’s bi-annual signature event for the textile industry, the ‘18th International Exhibition on Textile Industry’ will be held at Shanghai New International Expo Center, Pudong, Shanghai, PR China on November 27-30, 2017. And the exhibition will henceforth be known as ShanghaiTex. Based on its ach... Read more

Spanish textile machinery on display at ITMA ASIA + CITME 2016

Spanish textile machinery companies are known for latest technologies in the following subsectors: spinning, braiding, technical fabric, dyeing, finishing and printing. And they are showing in strength at the ongoing ITMA ASIA + CITME 2016 in Shanghai. Electro Jet that manufactures the ADR Rovemati... Read more

German Industrie 4.0 takes centrestage at ITMA ASIA + CITME 2016

"It was all about Industrie 4.0, energy efficiency and sustainability on the first day of ITMA ASIA + CITME 2016. Significant German participation at ITMA ASIA + CITME 2016, flagging off today is offering perfection and precision through tech competency to companies globally. German technology has a... Read more

5th ITMA ASIA + CITME 2016 sees a boost in exhibitor numbers

"The 5th ITMA ASIA + CITME 2016 exhibition which opened today is a landmark as it’s the largest show in the series since inception. The exhibition has as many as 1,673 exhibitors from 28 countries and economies showcasing a wide array of machinery and solutions to an expected visitorship of aro... Read more

Rieter’s combing machines achieve high standards of productivity

Rieter’s combing machines have achieved highest standards of productivity in the world. Producer of textile machinery and automobile components, Rieter is based in Winterthur, Switzerland. The company’s technological advantage is based on optimal interaction between machine and technology. According... Read more

US to host digital printing event in December

A digital textile printing conference will be held in the US, December 6 to 7, 2016. The program will feature the industry’s most well-known and respected experts presenting topics essential for those involved in digital textiles. The two-day event will deliver unprecedented content to conference re... Read more

Archroma turns three, stands out with niche products

Archroma, a leader in color and specialty chemicals, turned three years old on October 1. Though at a nascent stage, the company has accomplished a great deal, believes CEO Alexander Wessels. The company is already a leader in driving sustainability in the value chain, intends to build on that posit... Read more

Savio gaining ground in making twisters for Indian, overseas market

Savio India a leading Italian manufacturer of twisters has established a strong presence in the market by catering to the specific needs of Indian and overseas customers. Its modern plant on the outskirts of Coimbatore is the company’s only global-level facility at which two-for-one twisters (TFOs) ... Read more

GTex machinery show on in Pakistan

GTex is being held in Pakistan from September 28 to 30. This is a textile machinery show. This is the largest and the most successful event of its kind in the region with regard to textiles, garments, embroidery, digital printing, chemicals, yarns and brands. For visitors of the textile industry fro... Read more

Lenzing gives softness in textiles a new definition

Fashion-conscious consumers have changed their purchasing behaviour. Today, it is not only the look that matters but also comfort is important. The softness of the textile is an important parameter for comfortable clothing. In fact, softness is a basic pre-requisite for comfortable clothing. The sof... Read more

Oerlikon’s technologies enabling superior fibers

Oerlikon wants to prepare customers for the future of manmade fiber production. This will ultimately result in improved yarn quality environmentally-compatible and sustainable production processes. With the 4.0 system producers can maintain a constant overview of all processes – from the poly conden... Read more

NITMA urges government for cotton fabric policy to boost India’s ranking

"For decades India’s textile industry has been cotton based with more than 60 per cent of the textiles skewed towards cotton. While world over man-made fabric has around 60 per cent share and cotton is less than 40 per cent, in India it is reverse primarily because cotton is the largest produced cro... Read more

Next Cinte Techtextil China to showcase Asia’s most innovative suppliers

Cinte Techtextil China will open its doors on October 12 upto October 14. The organizers have their final exhibitor line-up and say it happens to be one of the most diverse yet. Besides Belgium, Germany and Italian pavilions there will be a European Zone and Chinese regional pavilions, the Korea and... Read more

ITMA-Asia to see strong contingent of Swedish technology companies

Six Swedish companies, with new technologies will showcase their latest inventions at the ITMA ASIA + CITME 2016 show to be held in Shanghai from October 20-15. Most participating Swedish companies have attended ITMA Asia show from its inception as the show offers an excellent marketplace for making... Read more

Vietnam turns to Italy for textile technology

Textile manufacturers in Vietnam want to explore Italian production technology as well as seek potential collaborations to upgrade their technology and improve their production capacity. One of the biggest challenges for many textile enterprises in Vietnam is to upgrade their current production tech... Read more

Austria to host Techtextil, Dornbirn MFC from September 20

The 55th edition of Techtextil and the Dornbirn Man-made Fibres Congress (MFC) will be held in Austria from September 20 to 22 at the Dornbirn Cultural Centre (Kulturhaus Dornbirn). Participants will get the opportunity to visit Techtextil’s information stand to know what is on the agenda of the nex... Read more

Global smart fabrics and interactive textile to grow at 14 pc by 2020

As per a new report published by Transparency Market Research on the global smart and interactive textiles market, the global smart and interactive textiles market is expected to expand at a 14.0% CAGR from the period between 2014 and 2020. The report, titled ‘Smart and Interactive Textiles Market... Read more

Rieter to sponsor fiber event

Switzerland-based Rieter, the world’s leading supplier of systems for short-staple fiber spinning is sponsoring the 55th ‘Man-made Fiber Congress’ to be held in Dornbirn, Austria, September 20 to 22, 2016. Rieter is supporting the event as a silver sponsor. In addition, Gunnar Johansson, Head of the... Read more

Swiftjet, the new tech that offers flexible printing solutions

Durst and Technijet have jointly developed a digital textile system called Swiftjet. Swiftjet is a spraying and drying unit which is connected upstream in actual printing machine and depending on the desired printing result, takes over the chemical pre-treatment of the textile thread. Swiftjet offer... Read more

Textech Expo Bangladesh to open on Dhaka August 31

Textech Expo Bangladesh 2016, organised by CEMS Global, the biggest and oldest international textile and apparel technology and machinery show will be held in Dhaka from August 31 to September 3. Textech provides a perfect B2B platform for manufacturers/distributors for direct interaction with poten... Read more

New Delhi to host Gartex 2016 from August 27-29

Curtains of three-day Gartex 2016, a comprehensive tradeshow on garment textile machinery will go up on August 27. The show, will be held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi with more than 100 exhibitors participating. The comprehensive tradeshow will incorporate three distinct sections: Digitex, Fashion '... Read more

Mimaki adding value to textile print production process

Mimaki Engineering, is a global industry leader and manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers, cutting plotters, 3D modeling machines and RIP software. The company adds value to the print production process with innovative software solutions that drive accurate, brilliant colour, attracting attent... Read more

FESPA Mexico to display new technologies in wide format

FESPA Mexico scheduled from August 18 to 20 in Mexico City will display new technologies in wide format, digital and screen print, garment decoration, signage, software and consumables. For instance, Bordeaux Digital will showcase a newly developed EDEN PG pigment suitable for printing processes on ... Read more

Indian spinner achieves improvement in yarn through Uster

Uster case study focused on an Indian yarn manufacturer which originally invested in early-stage fiber cleaning in 2009, and has since upgraded to Total Contamination Control, combining the Uster Jossi Vision Shield and Uster Quantum 3. An experienced member of the Uster sales team in India, J. C. K... Read more

Irantex to feature big contingent of Italian textile machine makers

The upcoming 2016 edition of Irantex, to be held in Tehran from September 3 to 6 will feature a significant contingent of Italian textile machinery manufacturers. Nearly, 25 Italian companies will be exhibiting at the Italian Pavilion, the common area set up by the Italian Trade Agency and Associati... Read more

ITMA Asia + CITME 2016 exhibition in Shanghai this October

ITMA Asia + CITME, the exhibition for textile and textile machinery, is coming back to Shanghai this year. It would be held from October 21-25 at a new location- the National Exhibition and Convention Centre (NECC). Despite some talk within about the show’s decision to run on a biennial schedule rat... Read more

SIMA Texfair gets overwhelming response

The Southern India Mills’ Association’ (SIMA’s) Texfair is a unique event for the mutual benefit of the manufacturers/suppliers of textile machinery, spares, accessories, equipments, etc., and the textile mills. The 10the edition of Texfair was organised recently by SIMA at CODISSIA Trade Fair Compl... Read more

Yiwu Tex, the textile machinery show attracts 160 exhibitors

Yiwu Tex 2016 held in China from June 14 to 16 features around 160 textile machinery exhibitors from 10 countries and regions to showcase the latest intelligent and sustainable textile manufacturing technology. It is expected to attract 12,000 visitors, over 20 trade associations and over 40 importa... Read more

ADB study lists factors affecting technology upgradation in India

"A study conducted by Asian Development Bank (ADB) on technology upgradation from a developing country’s point of view observes: technology upgrading depends on the extent of assimilation of foreign technologies, the availability of skilled labour and government policies that encourage investments i... Read more

Pakistan to organize Igatex in April 2017

Pakistans’s garment, textile machinery and accessories exhibition Igatex will be held next April. The event is known to not only introduce the newest expertise but also improvise trade benefits and increase foreign investments and spending through business visits by international delegates. As the... Read more

R Ramakrishna is the new head of Dornier India

R Ramakrishnan is now the India head of Dornier, Germany-based company which is a market leader in weaving systems for technical fabrics and film stretching lines. Ramakrishnan, an electrical engineer, has worked for the subsidiary since its foundation. Thanks to his extensive professional experienc... Read more

Pike textile printer wins award

SPG Prints’ Pike digital textile printer has won the European Digital Press (EDP) award for Best Industrial Textile Solution. Launched in November 2015, the Pike has set new standards for print quality and production speeds. The single-pass printer’s debut attracted wide attention and, since then, t... Read more

Santoni ties up with Nippon Mayer to transfer technology

Santoni, the leading supplier of seamless circular knitting technology will transfer its SWD technology to Nippon Mayer. Nippon Mayer will take over the complete range of products including patents, the relevant manufacturing equipment as well as the entire stock of machines and spare parts. The a... Read more

Indian textile machinery sector flounders

Dependence on borrowed technology, lack of continuous and sustained R&D initiatives have kept India’s domestic textile machinery far behind. For financial year 2014-15, the production value of mainstream textile machinery, accessories, spares and consumables improved only by three per cent. The ... Read more

Shipments of new textile machinery down in 2015

"The 38th annual International Textile Machinery Shipment Statistics (ITMSS) results were released by the International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) recently and as per the figures in year 2015, shipments in some textile machinery segments saw a fall. Deliveries of new short-staple spindl... Read more

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