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Eurecat x Canmartex to develop predictive quality control systems for knitwear textile manufact…

  Aracne's system uses photonics, the Internet of Things, and artificial intelligence to predict potential manufacturing defects before the fabric is made. This can help to reduce production defects by more than 50%, foster the circular economy, and improve the sustainability of the textile... Read more

Growing demand from domestic, foreign players boosts India’s textile machinery business

   Heralding a textile revolution in India, the textile machinery industry is transforming from labor-intensive to a more modern and automated manufacturing industry. The sector managed to survive the COVID-19 pandemic and rise above expectations in August 2021. It is likely to get a fu... Read more

Innovation key highlight at ITMA 2023

   ITMA has announced it will continue to present and share innovative manufacturing technology and materials with the industry at its 19th edition in Milan. ITMA 2023 will feature the theme ‘Transforming the World of Textiles’ and will be held in June, 2023 at Fiera Milano ... Read more

Santoni launches new XT intarsia machine

   Leading Italian circular knitting machine builder SantoniSpA has launched its new unique XT intarsia machine that combines all of the knitting possibilities of the intarsia technology and stitch transfer technology. As per a Knitting industry report, the machine is equipped with an ... Read more

Gartex Texprocess to be launched as a hybrid event

   In conjunction with MEX Exhibition, Messe Frankfurt Trade Fairs India will hold Gartex Texprocess India as a hybrid event. The event will scheduled alongside Messe Frankfurt’s Screen Print India fair and bring the entire textile value chain together through their new co-located... Read more

Kornit Digital reports revenues of $57.4 million in Q3

   Kornit Digital reported revenues of $57.4 million in its third quartercompared to $47.3 million, net of $2.4 million attributed to the non-cash impact of warrants in the prior year period. The company posted a net profit of 21.4 percent year-over-year in the quarter. Its GAAP net in... Read more

FESPA expo attracts over 200 exhibitors

   To be held from March 9 to 12, 2021, FESPA Global Print and European Sign Expo 2021 are attracting a good line-up of exhibitors who are enthusiastic to engage with customers and prospects face-to-face rather than on digital platforms. Over 200 exhibitors have already committed to par... Read more

Mimaki showcases new textile printers at Innovate Textile & Apparel

   Visitors browsing Mimaki Europe’s interactive virtual booth at Innovate Textile & Apparel Virtual Trade Show can see the best-selling dye-sublimation printer TS55-1800 and the new hybrid printer TX300P-1800 MkII in action. Both printers offer cost-effective innovative texti... Read more

HKRITA to launch first retail model of G2G system

   The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparels (HKRITA) plans to launch ‘Loop’ the first retail model of its Garment to Garment Recycling System (G2G) in one of its stores in Stockholm, Sweden on October 12. A direct-to-consumer recycling system, G2G allows con... Read more

Digital tools can help apparel companies build resilient supply chains

  According to a new research by McKinsey Global Institute, supply chain disruptions can result in fashion companies losing a year’s profit over the course of a decade. Around 93 per cent of these companies plan to make their supply chains more resilient through a combination of strate... Read more

Huntsman’s new textile auxiliary helps save 130 million liters of water

   Launched a year ago, Huntsman Textile Effects’ all-in-one ErioponE3-Save textile auxiliary for polyester process has helped save more than 130 million liters of water, reports Innovation in Textiles. Textile auxiliary eliminates the need for separate pre-scouring, allowing pre-... Read more

Picanol launches new TerryPlus-i machine

   Picanol has launched the new TerryPlus-i machine based on the OmniPlus-i which was introduced at ITMA Barcelona in 2019. This TerryPlus-i airjet machine was developed with four design principles in mind: smart performance, sustainability inside, driven by data, and intuitive control.... Read more

ITM and HIGHTEX exhibitions rescheduled to 2021

   Earlier planned for June 2 to 6, this year, ITM International Textile Machinery Exhibition and HIGHTEX International Technical Textiles and Nonwoven Exhibition have been rescheduled to June 22-26, 2021, The exhibitions are held every two years in partnership with Tüyap Tüm ... Read more

Itematech to exhibit at CINTE Techtextil China

   Itematech is exhibiting at CINTE Techtextil China from September 02-04 at the Shanghai New International Expo Center, Shanghai. Itematech is the brand-new technical division exclusively dedicated to producing weaving machines for the benefit of technical fabrics weavers launched in 2... Read more

India’s spinning capacity utilization reaches peak levels: Survey

   A recent survey reveals India’s spinning capacity utilization is fast reaching peak levels. The survey covering 24 spinning mills, with total installed capacity of 79.63 million spindles says overall capacity utilization reached 74 per cent on July 23, and 84 per cent on August... Read more

Itema Group finalizes PTMT acquisition

   Itema, the leading provider of advanced weaving solutions, including best-in-class weaving machines, spare parts and integrated services, has finalized agreement for the acquisition of PTMT, in business lease since April 2019. This acquisition by subsidiary Itema Tech srl allows the ... Read more

Mayer & Cie supplies MPU 1.6 model for research project

   Albstadt-based Mayer and Cie has supplied the University of Applied Sciences in Mönchengladbach with its MPU 1.6 model for its new Textile Mission Project. A group of researchers at the University have launched the project to develop environmentally compatible fleece fabrics. Ma... Read more

SPGPrints appoints Quantia as Spanish agent

   SPGPrints, a Netherlands-based leading global company in the textile, label and industrial printing markets, has appointed Quantia Solutions SL, as the company’s new agent in Spain to represent its rotary and digital textile printing division. Quantia is an experienced agency i... Read more

Stoll acquisition makes Karl Mayer a global player in trans-technology

   The acquisition of Stoll by Karl Mayer has set course for the formation of a trans-technology global player, who changes the world of its customers and of the textile sector. With this acquisition, Karl Mayer has become the leading provider of solutions for the two most important sti... Read more

Worn Again generates €8 million equity capital

   Worn Again, a technology licensing company that is developing polymer recycling processes to enable raw materials in textiles and polyester packaging to be kept in constant circulation, has generated up to €8 million in new equity capital from investors, including follow-on comm... Read more

Asda accused of suspending orders

Asda a British supermarket retailer has been accused of cancelling or suspending garment orders without full payment. The retailer has been targeted in a petition by anti-fast fashion activist group Remake, alongside Gap, C&A and Primark. The petition says the retailers named have not yet prom... Read more

India’s Textile Ministry ropes IIT to address action plans for the industry

The textiles ministry has roped in the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) to address both immediate and medium term action plans for the industry in the post-COVID-19 for the textiles industry. Textiles minister Smriti Zubin Irani has constituted five Technological Task Forces led by various IITs... Read more

Mimaki USA launches new Mimaki 3DGD-1800 system

Wide-format inkjet printer and cutter manufacturer Mimaki USA, an operating entity of Mimaki Engineering in Japan, is expanding its existing 3D printer offering with the new large-scale Mimaki 3DGD-1800 system, which complements the company’s full-color UV-cure inkjet 3DUJ-553 3D printer and 3... Read more

Hikari Sewing Machines: Arguably one of the most promising brands in its competitive space

A sewing machine brand, Hikari has recorded great achievements in new technologies and automation. Two of its products have been widely imitated by other companies in the industry. The brand is favored by global customers as one of the most promising brands in the world. M Srinivasan,India Head, ela... Read more

Ramsons: Offering the design & manufacture of “Apparel Production” equipment since last 60 …

For over 60 years, Ramsons has been a pioneer in the design and manufacture of “apparel production” equipment. The company provides technology solutions and import substitution machines for apparel making for hotels and hospitals. It recently showcased its machines at GTE 2020 fair in Ne... Read more

Recycling to gain popularity as brands focus on sustainability

A totally indigenous company, Pioneer Udyog has been participating in the GTE exhibition for the last eight years. The company has gained recognition as the noteworthy manufacturer and supplier of an assorted range of laundry equipment, crinkle machine and dry cleaning machine. Molik Mahajan, Direct... Read more

Switzerland’s textile machinery makers presence felt at Itme

Swiss textile machinery companies made a major impact at Itme, Ethiopia, February 14 to 16, 2020. The attractive design of the Swiss Pavilion made a positive impression. Machinery and knowhow from Switzerland offered the innovative and quality-focused boost that these markets can utilise to raise th... Read more

Stoll collaborates with Woolmark

Flat knitting machine manufacturer Stoll has collaborated with Woolmark on several projects. Stoll has supported Woolmark in launching the Woolmark Learning Center with images from various stitch constructions and items of clothing from the Stoll archive for the knitwear design and make module. The ... Read more

Swiss textile machinery maker Steiger interested in East Africa

Swiss flat knitting machine builder Steiger is looking to spread out in the East African knitwear market. Ethiopia, with a population of more than 100 million and considered to have good potential for the mid to long term. Various foreign textile manufacturers have already installed production units... Read more

Increasing labor costs fuel demand for garment and textile machinery in India

Singapore-based INA Systems offers customised conveyor systems for garments and home textile manufacturers. The company specialises in intelligent material handling systems, box storage, MES and intelligent transport, as well as sorting systems which help manufacturers improve their production proce... Read more

International printing industry trade fair Drupa postponed

The Drupa trade fair scheduled for June 16 – 26, 2020 will be postponed to April 20 – 30, 2021. In doing so, Messe Düsseldorf is following the recommendation of the crisis management team of the German Federal Government to take into account the principles of the Robert Koch Institu... Read more

Messe Frankfurt India announces launch of Screen Print India 2020 - New Delhi edition

Messe Frankfurt India has announced the Screen Print India 2020 - New Delhi debut edition. The trade fair will be held from 21 – 23 August, 2020 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi concurrently with yet another premier tradefair Gartex Texprocess India. Messe Frankfurt India Trade Fair Pvt Ltd, the ... Read more

ISKO showcases R-TWO, its 100% responsible platform, at Drapers Sustainable Fashion Forum

With the fashion industry being considered one of the world’s most polluting businesses-sectors, collaborating and knowledge sharing are key in finding solutions for a better future. Fully aware of this scenario, for the second year running, ISKO was the headline sponsor at Drapers Sustainable... Read more

The new EU Industrial Strategy: how do we get from principles to practice?

Euratex welcomes the proposed new EU industrial strategy but wonders how the proposed principles will be put into practice; reality checks and close monitoring of the implementation of the strategy will be essential to make a positive and sustainable impact. The European textiles and apparel indust... Read more

Itema appoints Ugo Ghilardi new CEO

Ugo Ghilardi is chief executive officer of Itema. He has been with leading companies in the mechanical and automation industries. He has an extraordinary mastery of operations activities and a customer-oriented attitude. Ghilardi is expected to dedicate his extensive global leadership experience and... Read more

Jack Sewing Machines launches new technology at GTE

Jack Sewing Machine Co., a leading China-based sewing technology company, launched its new Internet of Things (IoT) technology at the Garment Technology Expo (GTE) held from January 10-13, 2020 in New Delhi. Sudhakar Varma, Director of the Indian operations of the brand elaborates on this launch and... Read more

Economic slowdown, low investments affect India’s textile machinery exports

"Impacted by an economic slowdown and poor capital investments, Indian textile machinery exports declined 11.50 per cent to $743.32 million in 2019. Of all machines, spinning, twisting and yarn preparation machines were the largest exported products, though their exports declined by 29.86 per cent t... Read more

Industry 4.0: A responsible approach needed to propel growth in apparel sector

"Automation not only enables apparel manufacturers to design multiple styles in short runs but also manage stock levels, improve delivery times and boost the quality and consistency of garments. The latest era of automation ‘Industry 4.0’ includes a host of innovations from industrial-sc... Read more

Karl Mayer acquires Stoll

Karl Mayer is buying Stoll. German company Karl Mayer the warp knitting machinery manufacturer has acquired Stoll, a flat knitting machine manufacturer also from Germany. The two long established and outstanding companies will combine forces to create a German powerhouse in the field of knitting. T... Read more

Pahwa Group: Ensuring comfort for garment workers since the last 30 years

A well-entrenched global group known to offer “End-to-End Solutions in Air Treatment”. One of the fastest growing adsorption technology groups in the world today, the Pahwa Group focuses on energy smart and green technologies. Operating within a broad framework of 'environment and energy... Read more

Quantum Materials invests in manufacturing equipment

US-based Quantum Materials is investing in new manufacturing equipment to meet the increased demand for domestic production capabilities. Quantum, founded in 1985, is fully vertically integrated with expertise in mono- and multi-filament extrusion, texturing, twisting and weaving. The company is kno... Read more

Mumbai to host Gartex Texprocess in March

Gartex Texprocess will be held in Mumbai from, March 19 to 21, 2020. This is a textile and garment machinery exhibition. The show will include: garment machinery that will provide insights into technological developments in the garment manufacturing sector. Innovative products and technologies, defi... Read more

Latest Oerlikon Barmag promises superior speed

The new Oerlikon Barmag eAFK Evo promises superior speeds, greater productivity and consistently high product quality, along with lower energy consumption and simpler operation vis-à-vis comparable market solutions. In particular, the machine has two new value-added features, the optimized, innovat... Read more

ITA Singapore show cancelled due to Coronavirus

Innovate Textile and Apparel (ITA) in Singapore scheduled for May 2020 has been called due to the Coronavirus. A virtual conference will be held instead. Delegates will have access to the scheduled presentations through internet-connected devices, allowing them to experience some of the show’s... Read more

Reloved - innovative and responsible, without compromising on style

Featuring the innovative ISKO’s R-TWO program, the Reloved collection has a new take on sustainability: it relies on fabrics made of reused and recycled materials as well as an advanced design research for the development of a new, conscious style. Sustainability through the use of highly res... Read more

Shima Seiki develops weft knitting machine

Shima Seiki is developing a prototype weft knitting machine capable of multi¬axial insertion. Fabrics produced on the prototype machine use the inlay technique for the production of hybrid textiles that combine the stretch characteristics of knitted fabrics with the stability of woven textiles, ... Read more

Karl Mayer’s latest technology enables stylish shoe fabrics

Karl Mayer’s new RDJ 6/1 EN has piezo jacquard technology for producing stylish shoe fabrics. Almost 90 per cent of the jacquard shoe fabrics currently produced can be manufactured on the RDJ 6/1 EN. The new machine has a better price and operates faster than the higher-bar version. The config... Read more

Egypt to host Stitch and Tex garment fair

Stitch and Tex in Egypt will consist of two trade fairs, February 27 to March 1, 2020, and March 5 to 8, 2020. The first trade fair is dedicated to garment processing technologies including sewing, embroidery, fabrics and accessories. The second is dedicated to textile processing technologies inclu... Read more

Stitch & Tex Expo-Afro Edition – platform for textile technologies

Stitch & Tex Expo-Afro Edition, distinguished as “Africa’s Premiere Sourcing Trade Fair for Textile Technologies”; is featuring the presence of over 1000 brands from 37 countries namely: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egyp... Read more

Saurer continues to offer efficient automation solutions for textile value chain

Saurer plans and installs transport systems, especially between roving frames and ring-spinning machines. The company has successfully implemented over 100 systems worldwide. The new product line serves as customers’ expert engineering partner for integrated automation solutions across the ent... Read more

Knitwear Capital of India, Tirupur Invites for its historic 47th IIKF

The 47th India International Knit Fair is scheduled to be held from 17 -19 Feb, 2020  at IKFA Complex, Tirupur.  This fair will showcase an entirely fresh range of latest designs in high fashion knitwear garments for men, women, and children. This All-Season Fair is truly a feast for the F... Read more

Geo-textile tubes: An innovative solution for coastal defences

Garware Technical Fibres Ltd. (formerly Garware-Wall Ropes Ltd.), a leading solution provider of technical textiles for the Indian and global markets, held a press conference in Bhubaneswar on the success of Pentha Project which was completed within a span of 3 years (2013-2016) in Orissa. The Pent... Read more

Freudenberg presents the world’s first nonwoven crimping material

Freudenberg Performance Materials (Freudenberg) will be presenting an innovation that meets the increasing demands of manufacturers and consumers alike in the footwear market. Made from nonwoven fabric, the innovative crimping material optimally combines high permanent moldability and shape retentio... Read more

Infrastructural development, youth employment to boost Indian productivity

Growing employment is a serious issue in the Indian apparel industry. “To solve this issue, the industry needs to introduce certain measures. Anil Anand, Director, HCA, elaborates on these. A leading manufacturer of sewing spares and services in India, Hari Chand Anand and Co. (HCA) has been ... Read more

Gartex Texprocess India 2020 to launch in Mumbai

Renowned tradeshow on garment textile machinery ‘Gartex Texprocess India’, held annually in New Delhi, will launch its March 2020 edition in Mumbai, owing to the demand generated by garment and textile manufacturing industry in Indian and overseas markets. Exhibitors, who have signed up... Read more

Low operating and maintenance costs help Colorjet machines grow

A 25-year old company, Colorjet is involved in manufacturing digital printing machines. The company makes signage and textile printers. “Our machines minimise environment pressure by running on a reactive ink and consuming 25 per cent less water. Also, they need less air-conditioning which low... Read more

World’s first C2C Platinum for RajbyTextiles

Monforts customer RajbyTextiles is the first company in the world to have finally achieved the Cradle to Cradle (C2C) Platinum Standard for a product. Its Beluga denim fabrics have gained the ultimate sustainability score in all five categories covered by the C2C standard, which is acknowledged as ... Read more

Popular all-in-one garments feature 3xDry textile technology from Schoeller

Today’s consumers demand versatility in their apparel, whether they’re shopping for work, sports or leisure wear. Work wear is no longer just about style, and sports and leisure wear is no longer just about stretch, while the demands for high-performance textiles in every category contin... Read more

Coronavirus leads to rescheduling of DTG 2020 in Bangladesh

The schedule for largest textile machinery trade fair in Bangladesh ‘Dhaka International Textile and Garment Machinery’ (DTG) has been changed from February 20-23, 2020 due to Coronavirus outbreak. The new schedule is for the trade fair to be held from June 11 to 14, 2020. This exhibitio... Read more

Messe Frankfurt India to organize Texcare Forum India

Texcare Forum India will be held on 15th February, 2020 at Bombay Exhibition & Convention Centre, Mumbai. The event is organised by Messe Frankfurt India Trade Fairs Pvt Ltd. The event will focus on the scope of Industry 4.0 - Automization & Digitalization of Laundry & Dry Cleaning and ... Read more

Global industry moving away from traditional manufacturing methods

"One of the most successful garment machinery manufacturers in India, Macpi offers a wide range of machines to its clients. David Noli, Area Sales Manager of the Macpi Group elaborates on the company, its products and operations"   Starting as a manufacturer of formal wear, shirts and suits... Read more

Kornit Digital Brings On-Demand Eco-Fashion Technology to Pure Origin

Kornit Digital, a worldwide market leader in digital textile printing technology, announced that the company will be exhibiting at the upcoming Pure Origin event, taking place February 9-11 at the Olympia London. Hosted in conjunction with Pure London, Pure Origin is billed as “the UK’s ... Read more

H. Kenneth Greeson awarded with Olney Medal

H. Kenneth Greeson, manager of Textile Chemistry Research at Cotton Incorporated, is the 2019 recipient of the AATCC Olney Medal. Greeson is being recognized for his work in durable press finishing of cotton. He has spent many years working with durable press chemistry—in particular, resin and... Read more

Mumbai to host Gartex

Gartex will be held in Mumbai, March 19 to 21, 2020. This is a trade show on garment textile machinery. Exhibitors will present the latest innovations, machines, plants, processes and services to various stakeholders in the industry, including manufacturers and suppliers. The event is aimed at prov... Read more


Techno-features, comfort and a natural feeling are the main characteristics of the 2021 A/W collection by Carvico and Jersey Lomellina. The two International leaders in the production of warp knitted and circular knitted stretch fabrics, headquartered in the district of Bergamo, are taking Munich Fa... Read more

Second pilot plant completed for TENCEL Luxe filament yarn to open up new fields of business

The Lenzing Group completed the second pilot production plant for its innovative filament yarn TENCEL Luxe. The new pilot production line, which was put into operation in the middle of December 2019, gives Lenzing sufficient capacity for commercial programs and further application development. Innov... Read more

Upgrading its facilities to help India stay ahead in the race

“Robots can be assigned specific tasks, they cannot handle the entire system”-Mohanty, Country Manager, Macpi Italy.   Though the previous year was challenging for the apparel industry, the situation is likely to improve in 2020. Our neighbors like Bangladesh and Vietnam are enhan... Read more

Zero Defect Zero Effect (ZED): Enhancing global competitiveness of Indian MSME

An independent third party inspection service company, RSJ Inspection works as a quality control partner for securing Indian imports. The company was recently accredited as the rating agency for the zero defect initiative (ZED) launched by the Indian government. Sarath Chandran, Director of the comp... Read more

New technologies, investments, compliance to aid industry growth

Technology is making big strides across the global apparel industry.  However, India lags behind countries like Vietnam and Cambodia in the adoption of these technologies. “Around eighty percent of our players own medium to small units. They need to be directed in terms of increasing thei... Read more

Kingtex embarks on India expansion amidst market slowdown

Established in 1967, Kingtex is a Taiwan-based textile machinery manufacturer involved in making knitting and sewing machines. Yutin Wang, Special Assistant to the President, elaborates on the company’s operations and its future plans.   “Knitting is our core strength area,”... Read more

Fashion to become more sustainable with rise in manmade fibers and finer gauges

The world’s leading provider of industrial machine needles, precision parts and fine tools, Groz Beckert Asia offers its customers systems and services for production and joining of textile fabrics. The company, founded in 1852, employs more than 9,000 people and has production sites in German... Read more

A great year ahead for the Turel Group as demand for machines grows

Banking on the growing demand for its machines, Turel Group expects 2020 to be a great year for the company.Viraf Turel, Chairman expounds on the company’s operations, future plans and the market in Ludhiana   Unperturbed by the economic recession, the Turel Group of companies grew by 2... Read more

Narinder International launches two new machines at GMMSA

The 5th edition of GMMSA Expo India 2020, organised by Garments Machinery Manufacturers and Suppliers Association (GMMSA), was held from January 03-06, 2020 at Ludhiana.Narinder International, one of the major machinery suppliers from Ludhiana, was a major participant at the expo. Narinder Kumar, Di... Read more

Quality consciousness, cost management to help textile manufacturers beat competition

“The knitting industry has grown over the past few years with over 4,500 machines making knitted shoe uppers in New Delhi today,” notes Rajesh Bihani, Managing Director, RI Texsolutions, a company engaged in manufacturing knitted shoe uppers for adults and children. Dismal outlook for f... Read more

Four-day Garment Technology Expo in New Delhi from January 10

Garment Technology Expo (GTE) will be held in New Delhi, January 10 to 13, 2020. This trade show will bring together businesses from across the apparel manufacturing industry. GTE aims to act as an international business-to-business platform for businesses to promote their products and services. The... Read more

Stäubli showcases weaving and knitting innovations at ITMACH India 2019

Stäubli presented its latest textile machines for weaving and knitting at ITMACH India 2019. The company showcased its new TIEPRO warp tying machine, S1692 cam motion and the S3260 electronic rotary dobby along with Stäubli TF weaving systems. Weavers attending the exhibition also learned... Read more

Italian Trade Agency, ACIMIT to organise a service centre at Irantex

Italian Trade Agency and ACIMIT, the Association of Italian textile machinery manufacturers, will organise Punto Italia, a service centre at the next Irantex, the main Iranian textiles and textile machinery trade show, to be held in Tehran, from December 9 to12, 2019. Punto Italia will be used for ... Read more

Karl Mayer’s new machine reduces time-to-market

Karl Mayer’s new RSJ 4/1 ON raschel machine reduces the time-to-market and brings a touch of individuality to the mass market. The machine exploits all the advantages of integrated software solutions and electronic guide bar control when producing patterns. It makes use of the high-tech conne... Read more

Oerlikon’s Wings Fdy available for polyamide 6

Oerlikon’s Wings Fdy is now available for the polyamide 6 process. With this development, the tried and-tested Wings technology – so far known for Fdy yarns from polyester manufacturing – is now available for the challenging polyamide 6 process. This new 24-end winding concept make... Read more

7th China Homelife & Machinex India 2019 to focus on India-China trade relations

The 7th edition of China Homelife And China Machinex India 2019 will continue to focus on the increasing trade and building sustainable relationships between Chinese and Indian companies to congregate and conduct business. To be held from December 11-13 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, the event wil... Read more

Uster launches new fabric inspection technology

Uster has launched the new the Uster EVS Fabriq Vision inspection technology that offers customised solutions to slot neatly into tightly-spaced production units at the same time ensuring light conditionsallow the best detection results and reliable data for optimal first quality yield. The technol... Read more

Karl Mayer adds new dimensions to its fabrics

Karl Mayer added a new dimension to the third dimension of warp-knitted spacertextiles in the shape of new types of fabrics with a wide range of surface designs. These innovative articles are known as 4D-Knit. Their relief-like designs on both sides are rather unconventional, extravagant and diverse... Read more

Picanol Group expects lower EBITDA in FY 19

Due to the current uncertain macroeconomic climate, Picanol Group anticipates its adjusted EBITDA for FY 19 to be lower to as compared to 2018. The company also believes that current slowdown in the global machine market will not be compensated by the segments of Tessenderlo Group. Tessenderlo Grou... Read more

Order index for textile machinery declines by 10%

The orders index for textile machinery compiled by ACIMIT, the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers, from July to September 2019 declined by 10 per cent compared to the same period in 2018. The value of the index came in at 97.4 points. New orders for Italian machinery manufacture... Read more

Messe Frankfurt India to present India's first technical textile hackathon at Techtextil India …

"To look into the critical challenges of sustainable urban living, Messe Frankfurt India will host India's first Technical Textile Hackathon on November 22. The hackathon titled "Techtextil NEXT" will build an eco-system that supports India's technical textile start-ups and enables them to develop p... Read more

ATE to market CMC tufting machines

ATE has tied up with Card-Monroe Corp, (CMC), USA to market tufting machines in India. Located in Chattanooga, Tennessee (USA), CMC has been manufacturing and supplying tufting machines to the global carpet industry for over 35 years, expanding their installed base to 37 countries. The company manuf... Read more

Evolution St. Louis receives Innovation Award for tech solutions

Evolution St. Louis, a leading high-tech knitting facility received an Innovation Award from St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson. The award, given at the Mayor’s Business Celebration Luncheon, recognised the facility for consistently working to establish St. Louis as a startup and technology hub. &l... Read more

ColorJet to expand in Chinese textile market

ColorJet India, one of India’s largest manufacturers of digital textile printing technology, plans to expand its operations in China to derive volume growth in the world's largest textile market. As per an IDC suggested report, ColorJet, with more than 33 per cent market share in the super-wi... Read more

Karl Mayer invites global industrialists at Vietnam event

Karl Mayer invited leading global textile industrialists and international investors in Vietnamese textiles industry to participate in a joint exclusive recently. Around 90 participants from 13 countries attended the event. Most guests came from Vietnam, Korea, Taiwan and China. And some of them und... Read more

Mimaki USA launches new dual capability textile printer

Mimaki USA has launched the TX300P-1800 MkII, dual capability textile printer that offers the ability to switch between transfer paper for dye sublimation printing or direct-to-textile printing on one unit, and also offers additional dual-ink possibilities. The TX300P-1800 MkII printer can be confi... Read more

Kingpins launches water initiative

Denim trade show Kingpins Amsterdam has launched the One Million Liters of water initiative. To raise awareness, the initiative invites users to select the cause they want to donate the next million liters of water. The campaign’s core mission is to raise awareness by showing how changing one ... Read more

Lenzing upgrades Refibra technology

Lenzing Group recently upgraded its Refibra technology with 30 per cent more usage of recycled raw material to further drive circular economy in the textile segment. This new offering adds it up in the family of Tencel™ Lyocell fibres with low fibrillation properties. The new fibers are 100 p... Read more

ITSA-The most trusted platform for industry leaders celebrates 25 years

"The recently concluded Autumn Edition of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics marked the 25th year of the launch of this trading platform. With 89,662 visitors from over 120 countries and regions, the exhibition proved to be an ideal platform for them to meet global partners. “Exhibitors use... Read more

Image Magic installs two Kornit Avalanche Poly Pro Systems

Tokyo-based Image Magic has expanded its longstanding digital direct-to-garment capabilities by installing two Kornit Avalanche Poly Pro systems. The move supplements Image Magic’s continuous development of internal efficiencies, and increases its capacity for an operation that has observed 40... Read more

Saurer to showcase Autoairo at CIIE

Saurer will present its new air-spinning machine Autoairo at CIIE that will be held from November 05-10, 2019. The Autoairo features autonomous spinning positions with individual drives and integrated intelligence. Its digital piecing unit is capable of performing up to 24 piecing processes simulta... Read more

Jeanologia to develop a new training model

Jeanologia is collaborating with international universities and bodies to develop a more efficient, sustainable and transparent textile industry by supporting a new training model that addresses the needs of digitalisation and transformation in the textile industry. The training includes master cla... Read more

Gildan invests in yarn spinning

Gildan Yarns, based in the US, is investing in a new yarn spinning facility. This will be the company’s seventh yarn spinning facility in the US. Gildan Yarns is the yarn spinning division of Gildan, a leading apparel manufacturer headquartered in Canada. Gildan makes most of its garments of... Read more

Coloreel to introduce revolutionary thread coloring unit at US Show

Coloreel will introduce the innovative Coloreel unit at the show Printing United in Dallas, 23-25 October 2019. The brand will exhibit at Hirsch Solutions stand 2200 and present the USA market as the next big thing of the embroidery industry. The first product to be showcased based on the Coloreel ... Read more

Stoll to exhibit two machines at Futuremoda exhibition

H. Stoll AG & Co. KG will participate in Futuremoda exhibition for leather and footwear industries that will be held in Spain from October 16-19, 2019. The company will exhibit two CMS 330 TT sport BW machines in gauge E7.2 in Hall A In 2018, the Futuremoda exhibition served 288 trade fair exhi... Read more

Freudenberg acquires new technology from FRICTins GmbH

The Freudenberg Global Technology Group has acquired the activities of the startup FRICTins GmbH from Wolnzach, Germany – including FRICTins’ innovative technology to increase the friction coefficient. This allows lightweight and more compact component designs as well as the transmission... Read more

Heimtextil to present extended range of printing and processing machines

At its upcoming edition – from January 7 to 10, 2020 – Heimtextil will present an extended range of printing and processing machines for the textile industry and expand the product segment textile technologies. The exhibition will highlight the opportunities afforded by the current techn... Read more

18 Italian companies to exhibit at Exootextil Peru

Around 18 Italian companies will exhibit at Expotextil that will be organised from October 24-27 in Peru by Italian Trade Agency and ACIMIT. These 18 exhibitors include Arioli, Biancalani, Bianco, Btsr, Danitech, Ferraro, Itema, Lawer, Marzoli, Mcs, Ms Printing Solutions, Proxima, Pugi Group, Ratti,... Read more

Monforts to showcase coating and finishing technologies at Techtextil India

"Monforts Textilmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG will showcase an extensive range of coating and finishing technologies for the production of nonwovens and technical textiles at the forthcoming Techtextil India exhibition. The exhibition will be held at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai from Novembe... Read more

Indian textile machinery imports up slightly

Imports of textile machinery in India grew 1.10 per cent in the first quarter. India imports most of its textile machinery from China, Germany, Japan, Belgium, US, Korea and Vietnam. Import of weaving machines from China grew 8.4 per cent; import of weaving machines from Belgium grew 94.86 per cen... Read more

Stoll, SIFEC, SANDA unveil new knitting training centre in Shanghai

Stoll, SIFEC and SANDA unveiled a knitting training centre last month at the Shanghai International Fashion Education Centre. An educational platform, the Stoll Knitting Training Centre is jointly built by Shanghai International Fashion Education Centre (SIFEC), Stoll/Chemtax and Shanghai SANDA Univ... Read more

Comez launches new finishing machine

Comez has launched a new finishing machine for narrow fabrics. The Comez M-REI/600 is a laboratory and sampling machine that guarantees the same capabilities of a production machine. Its reduced dimensions from the feeding group to the collecting area give it a very compact design compared to compet... Read more

Brodelec installs first Kornit Digital Presto S system

France-based Brodelec has installed the country’s first-ever Kornit Digital Presto S system for roll-to-roll, pigment-based digital textile printing. This installation will enable the multiservice marking brand to expand its business further into customised décor and on-demand fashion. ... Read more

Fespa showcases latest innovations in the printing industry

Fespa was held in Mexico from August 22 to 24, 2019. This digital and textile printing exhibition showcased the latest innovations and technologies of the printing industry in Latin America. It received more than 11,000 visitors. Exhibitors presented the latest product innovation for large format d... Read more

Flat knitting machine manufacturers aim at competitive edge

Flat knitting machine manufacturers are spending on R&D in order to incorporate new technologies and products with more features and increase their customer base and revenue shares, thus gaining a competitive edge in the market. A flat knitting machine is a two-bed machine used to create flat ... Read more

Second GOTS seminar held in Dhaka

The second GOTS seminar was held on September 08, 2019 in Dhaka. The theme of the seminar was ‘Connecting for Success.’ It was attended by around 330 participants from six countries, who congregated for fruitful discussions on sustainability and organic textiles. These included represent... Read more

Heimtextil to attract new participants from Europe and Overseas

To be held in Germany from January 7 to 10, 2020, Heimtextil will attract new participants from Europe and overseas. . Overall, some 3,000 exhibitors are expected to take part in this exhibition. International manufacturers rely on Heimtextil as an attractive platform for export business and as a t... Read more

Savio launches Helios and MultiLink

Savio has launched an innovative range of products and high-end technological solutions, including Helios and MultiLink. Helios is a new open-end rotor spinning machine, fully automated which can be also operated manually in both doffing and piecing. Once a machine is restarted after electricity bre... Read more

Stoll launches a trend collection

German flat knit machine manufacturer Stoll has launched a new trend collection Materialization and a knitelligence production process. The collection deals with overcoming of material resistance – the biggest obstacle in the creation and manufacture of textiles. Stoll found its inspiration f... Read more

Ethiopia to host ITME Africa in February 2020

ITME Africa 2020 will be held in Ethiopia from February 14 to 16, 2020. The exhibition is expected to focus on business opportunities in the textile sector across the whole of Africa, thereby creating new market opportunities for the textile and textile engineering industries. It is expected to attr... Read more

India ITME Society organises press conference to promote international events

India ITME Society, the apex non-profit industry body from India organised a press conference in Ghana to promote its international events ITME Africa 2020. The India ITME Society, strives to support and serve the textile industry through exhibitions, events, trade promotions, education scholarships... Read more

Karl Mayer caters focuses on home textiles solutions

Karl Mayer is stepping up its operations in the home textile sector. The company has optimised its machine technology for producing fine, fashionable, net curtain fabrics, and has created a stylish collection to show examples of the products. Karl Mayer is working on a gauge of E 28 for home textil... Read more

20th Textech Bangladesh International Expo features over 1,300 exhibitors

The four-day 20th Textech Bangladesh International Expo that kicked off in Dhaka showcasing textile and apparel products of more than 1,300 manufacturers around the globe. Manufacturers from around 25 countries including China, India, Germany, the UK, the USA, Taiwan, Japan, Turkey, Italy and Sri La... Read more

Bangladesh machinery imports down 11 per cent

Bangladesh’s garment and textile machinery imports fell 11.04 per cent in the last fiscal year. Overall imports of capital machinery fell by 9.43 per cent. Imports of textile machinery fell 18.40 per cent while garment machinery imports plunged 3.52 per cent. The absence of new investment an... Read more

Karl Mayer unveils the TM Weft Machine

Encouraged by the feedback from its weft-inserted, warp-knitted textiles at the January ’19 edition of Heimtextil fair in Frankfurt, Karl Mayer has further optimised its machine technology for producing fine, fashionable, net curtain fabrics by launching the TM Weft Machine With its finer gau... Read more

Researchers use AI to make nylon production more sustainable

Researchers are using artificial intelligence (AI) to develop an innovative, environment-friendly processes to make adiponitrile (ADN)—the main precursor to nylon 6,6— to greatly improve the efficiency of organic electrosynthesis. Miguel Modestino, a Professor of chemical and biomolecul... Read more

SDC International, ISFT College, KDCL collaborate for ITMACH 2019

The SDC International, ISFT College and KDCL have collaborated to organise four seminars and a grand fashion show at the ITMACH 2019, to be held from December 5 to 8, 2019 in Ahmedabad. The event will be the largest confluence of textile technology, textile professionals and policy makers in the cou... Read more

4th Gartex Texprocess sees strong networking among stakeholders

New Delhi hosted the 4th edition of Gartex Texprocess from August 10 to 12.This is a one-stop selling and sourcing platform. It witnessed intense networking as it brought together 180 exhibitors from four countries and 10,390 trade professionals from 290 cities and six countries under one roof. Mult... Read more

Techtextil, Texprocess create a niche attracting top industry experts, exhibitors

Techtextil and Texprocess attract plenty of top decision makers, an international audience and have high levels of exhibitor satisfaction. Last May’s edition with 1,818 exhibitors from 59 countries, and around 47,000 trade visitors from 116 countries, saw the biggest ever editions of Techtext... Read more

Machinery CIMF fair on in Cambodia

Cambodia International Machinery Industry Fair (CIMIF) is on from August 22 to 25, 2019. The trade fair is dedicated to the textile and garment industry, featuring all the crucial aspects of the industry, such as textile machinery and accessories, apparel machinery and accessories, fibers, filaments... Read more

Lectrato participate in CISMA 2019

Lectra will participate in the China International Sewing Machinery &Accessories (CISMA) Exhibition to be held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre from September 25 – 28, 2019. The company will launch its new Industry 4.0 solutions for fashion, automotive and furniture industries... Read more

Mayer develops machines for sports

Circular knitting machine manufacturer Mayer & Cie has developed machines focused on sports. The MJ 3.2 E is an electronic single jersey machine that specialises in the production of mesh and body mapping structures, both of which are very much in demand for sports and athleisure fashion wear. T... Read more

Global rotor shipments up 13 per cent

Global shipment of new short-staple spindles and open-end rotors increased 1.5 per cent and 13 per cent respectively in 2018. The number of shipped draw-texturing spindles rose by 50 per cent and deliveries of shuttle-less looms improved by 39 per cent. Shipments of long-staple spindles, circular kn... Read more

India’s textile machinery imports up 24 per cent

India’s textile machinery and accessories imports have grown 24 per cent compared to the previous year. The highest imports were of digital printing machinery, accounting for 37 per cent of total imports. Digital printing is a happening segment in textiles. The new machines are versatile and f... Read more


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