This February in Las Vegas, Sourcing at Magic will focus on the most important topic for 2018 –digitalisation of manufacturing. Digital Apparel Micro Factories, which can create apparel on demand and in extremely short periods of time, gives designers and producers powerful ‘concept-to-c... Read more
Only two years since its launch, the ground-breaking Uster Tester 6 is making a significant impact in Bangladesh. Ambitious and quality-conscious spinners are keen to participate in the rapid growth in export sales by the country’s textile producers. Uster Tester 6 is more than the ultimate ev... Read more
It began with cotton cultivation, over the years the Turkish textile segment has become an export industry. The export of Turkish yarn and fibre products has increased in recent years following huge investments made in the industry. Turkey is among the most important producers of cotton as well as y... Read more
The textile chemical market in Europe is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 4.20 per cent between 2014 and 2020. Growing demand for hometech, mobiltech and clothtech chemicals will propel the market. The European textile chemical market is categorized into finishing agents, coating and sizing chemicals,... Read more
The Swiss-based Schärer Schweiter Mettler (SSM) AG launched two new products at the recent ShanghaiTex 2017. The PWX-CTM, for cone-to-muff and the PWX-MTC for muff-to-cone winding, generated tremendous interest. This year’s show attracted a large number of visitors. SSM, as inventor of th... Read more
Sympatex Technologies, membrane specialist, is launching the winter season 2018/19 with new partnerships in the fields of ski, snowboard and freestyle. The ecological alternative among the functional textile specialists is proud of numerous new and international winter sports brands in its apparel p... Read more
Since 1911, Savio has specialised in yarn-finishing segment, being a leading supplier of winding, twisting and rotor spinning machines, with manufacturing plants across Italy, China, India and the Czech Republic. As a manufacturer of textile machinery, the company offers winding systems that are ide... Read more
Itema, the largest privately-owned manufacturer of best-in-class weaving machines, spare parts and services, plans to showcase its innovations at ITMACH India from December 7 to 10 at The Exhibition Centre, Gandhinagar. Itema offers textile manufacturers top three weft insertion technologies such as... Read more
BIGTEX – Bangladesh Int’l Garment & Textile Machinery Expo 2017 will be held in Dhaka from November 30 to December 3 at the International Convention City Bashundhara. This is an international expo on Garment & Textile Machinery. China Textile Machinery Association, (organizer of ... Read more
The VDMA Textile Machinery Association has accomplished successful events for the textile industries in the US and Mexico. Over 80 decision-makers from the US textile, nonwoven and carpet industry and 25 leading textile machinery and accessories manufacturers participated in the VDMA textile machine... Read more
"Showcasing ways to improve productivity, save costs, enhance quality, cut down turnaround time, and much more, the 26th edition of Garment Technology Expo (GTE) ’18 will be held from January 19-22, 2018 at NSIC Exhibition Complex, New Delhi. This edition promises to be bigger and grander comp... Read more
ITMACH India, the largest textile machinery exhibition in the country will be launched in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. Participants are expected from all over the world. The four-day exhibition will take place from December 7 to 10, 2017 at a modern venue ‘The Exhibition Centre’. The show will ... Read more
"The Mumbai unit of The Textile Association (India) is organising an international conference ‘Textile 4.0: Global & Indian Perspective’ on March 22-23, 2018, at The Lalit, Mumbai. The two-day conference will attract mill owners, top textile professionals, experts and textile technol... Read more
Krantz dyeing machines from Germany have great repute. The brand’s main market is Turkey, where it has more than 2,500 machines. Russia and Iran are also important markets. Other growing markets are Egypt, Mexico and India.
The air dye machine is suitable for open width knits and wovens made ... Read more
Texfair will be held in Coimbatore from November 17 to 20. This is a textile machinery, accessories and spares exhibition organized by Southern India Mills Association. It brings together manufacturers and suppliers of textile machinery, spares, accessories, components and consumers such as textile ... Read more
The Garment Textile Machinery Accessories and Technology (GTMAT) sourcing expo is on in Bangladesh from November 9 to 11, 2017. The event is aimed at providing a vibrant business platform for domestic and global players in the readymade garment and textile sectors to explore new business opportuniti... Read more
The 15th edition of Garknit-X was held in Kolkata, November 3 to 5, 2017. This is a machinery show for apparel, leather, embroidery and jute technology. This includes sewing, cutting, finishing, embroidery, fusing, laundry, printing and knitting machines for fabric trimming and embellishment, dyes a... Read more
"The 5th Avantex Paris show, held from September 18-21, 2017 at Le Bourget, Paris, attained its goal of uniting players from fashion and innovation under one platform that provides a wealth of information, shows foresight and brings about positive change in the industry. Fashion brands, retailers an... Read more
Shanghai Tex will take place from November 27 to 30, 2017. This edition will display the latest and sustainable denim manufacturing technology and applications. A series of new and green innovation technologies including dyes, additives, textile chemicals; denim finishing equipment; and laser proces... Read more
A scheme has been devised for Indian power loom units. Energy Efficiency Services (EESL) will procure energy efficient power looms, motors and rapier kits and give them to small and medium power loom units at no upfront cost. The use of these efficient equipments would result in energy saving and ... Read more
Shanghai Tex will take place from November 27 to 30, 2017. This will focus on the world’s latest innovative textile technology and high-growth application sectors, aiming at assisting industry players to overcome challenges and make full use of these new applications to breathe new breakthroug... Read more
For the period from July to September, the order index for Italian textile machinery manufacturers rose by six per cent compared to the same period in 2016. The primary foreign markets for Italian textile machinery showed a constant demand while growth has been ongoing for Italy’s domestic mar... Read more
Santoni focuses on the production of circular knitting machines by combining the advantage of Europe and China. Its products include seamless machines, large diameter circular machines and socks machines. Different types of Santoni machines are present in all major knitting mills within India among ... Read more
ATE has tied up with Austria’s Zimmer and China’s Union International to market Colaris-Infiniti digital printers in India. These models are based on the latest version print heads Seiko SPT1024GS. Today there are more than 20 units already installed worldwide.
ATE is a Mumbai-based com... Read more
German textile machinery helps textile manufacturers interested in digitization, developing and manufacturing new products, enhancing competitiveness by increasing efficiency and quality, and saving energy and material resources.
China is the leading purchaser of German textile technology. Tradit... Read more
Cordura is broadening its portfolio of protective performance fabric technologies for today’s work wear environments.
The latest innovations on display range from solutions featuring Cordura fabric technology for enhanced durability to specialist stretch materials for garment reinforcement.
... Read more
"Techtextil India 2017, the three-day premium international show for technical textiles and nonwovens, opened in Mumbai on September 13, 2017. With growing focus on making India the textile hub, the trade fair has drawn strong support from Ministry of Textiles; the Department of Handlooms and Textil... Read more
"Knitting industry is on a roll with a number of players announcing new products and planning new collaborations. To start with, to commemorate its 80th anniversary, leading warp knitting machinery manufacturer Karl Mayer organised a series of open house events at its headquarters in Obertshausen, G... Read more
Baldwin Technology Company a world leader in process automation solutions, consumables, and services to the print, textile, and film industries, has reached an agreement to acquire Lauterbach-based Ahlbrandt System GmbH. The acquisition is pending German government approval.
Ahlbrandt’s 87 te... Read more
Itema the Italian manufacturer of weaving machines and spare parts offers technical textile manufacturers the top three weft insertion technologies rapier, airjet and projectile. Itema is exhibiting at Techtextil, Mumbai from September 13 to 15.
The rapier R9500 loom is the perfect machine for the ... Read more
Picanol celebrates 10 years of operations in India. Picanol India has breakthrough solutions in different fields such as wide weaving (up to 540 cm), heavy weaving and specific solutions for car seats, bullet-proof fabrics, coated fabrics and others.
Picanol India is headquartered in New Delhi, wit... Read more
US based Aurora Specialty is a leader in finishing, coating, and dyeing of a broad spectrum of textile substrates, both woven and nonwoven. It has new products engineered to meet the evolving needs of the pressure sensitive tape, medical tape, industrial belt, home furnishings, automobile, building ... Read more
World cotton stocks are projected to remain stable by the end of 2017-18 and stock-to-use ratio is expected to be essentially unchanged at about 75 per cent or nine months of mill use. China’s cotton stocks are forecast to decrease another 16 per cent, which would account for 48 per cent of wo... Read more
Mainetti is a benchmark in sustainability. Each hanger the company produces is from energy-efficient machines. The company’s plant at Chennai has achieved a closed loop water system, with zero discharge of water, and also attained the level of zero land filled plant. In its naturally illuminat... Read more
Karl Mayer is a world leader in production of warp knitting and warp preparation machines. Over the last five years, Karl Mayer has invested extensively in improving competitiveness of its high-tech locations in Germany, Italy and Japan. Progressive solutions have enabled the company to grow. The co... Read more
"Textile experts unanimously believe growth will be driven by technical textiles with its widespread applications. Technical textiles used in the highly-specialised aerospace industry are now being tried for consumer applications. To bring this to the world, Messe Frankfurt is partnering with the Eu... Read more
Indian textile machinery industry has tremendous growth potential buoyed by growing domestic and global demand. The only need is to identify untapped opportunities. The size of the domestic textile machinery industry is expected to touch Rs 35,000 crores in the next five years from the present Rs 22... Read more
Fespa Direct will help print service providers (PSPs) who are not located in one of Fespa’s 37 association countries to join Fespa as a direct member.
So far PSPs outside an existing Fespa association country have not been able to enjoy the benefits of being a member of Fespa. By being a me... Read more
Digital Textile Symposium, CNT (formerly known as Inkjet Forum India) will be held in Mumbai, November 16, 2017. The conference, currently in its seventh year, will delve deeper on the opportunities and market growth enabled by new high speed and high performance digital textile systems and consumab... Read more
Digital Textile Symposium will be held in Mumbai on November 16, 2017. The conference will look at opportunities and market growth enabled by new high speed and high performance digital textile systems and consumables.
The focus will be on creating business opportunities for stakeholders of digital... Read more
"The just concluded 2nd edition of Gartex got a positive response from the industry. Spread over 65,000 sq. ft. nearly 16,790 trade buyers explored the latest technological advancements trending in the garment and textile manufacturing industry. Nearly 100 domestic and international exhibitors congr... Read more
German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), in cooperation with the Association of the German Trade Fair Industry (AUMA) for the first time is supporting a German group participation at Irantex, the international exhibition of textile machinery, raw materials, home textiles, embr... Read more
Textile machinery manufacturer Lakshmi Machine Works, supplies comprehensive range of spinning systems accompanied by various value-added services. These services are meant mainly to familiarise customers with the systems and help them attain optimum performance output.
Despite the volatile situati... Read more
Jeanologia an expert technology partner for production centers looking for products that are equally innovative and ecological. The Spanish company which specializes in garment finishing is now guiding Indonesian textile industry in its transformation to efficiency and sustainability. Its revolution... Read more
Irantex will take place from September 4 to 7, 2017. This is an exhibition of textile machinery, raw materials, home textiles, embroidery and textile products. Product groups on display are: children's wear, fabrics, linen, menswear, pants, sportswear, swimwear, tablecloths, textile sewing machines,... Read more
For the second quarter Kornit Digital’s GGAP gross profit increased 12.6 per cent. Non-GAAP gross profit in the second quarter was 49.1 per cent of sales compared with 49.5 per cent of sales in the prior-year. On a non-GAAP basis, Kornit’s sales were up 25.3 per cent compared with the pr... Read more
Gartex was held in New Delhi from July 29 to 31. This trade show on digital textile printing, embroidery and garment machinery recorded a significant number of business deals. Around 18,000 visitors attended the three day show. The embroidery segment virtually dominated with a display of multi-head ... Read more
Staubli machinery is known for exceptional reliability, unsurpassed production speeds, and very long service life. The Swiss company, founded in 1892, offers automatic drawing-in machines, the latest generation dobbies, electronic jacquard machines, carpet weaving systems, technical weaving systems,... Read more
Clariant and Huntsman have decided to merge. The merged company will be named HuntsmanClariant. Clariant and Huntsman have agreed on a joint strategic direction for near- and long-term value creation based on continued focus on higher growth and higher margin businesses, expansion of existing strong... Read more
According to data compiled by ACIMIT, the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers, the order index for textile machinery during the period April to June rose 26 per cent compared to the same period in 2016. The value of the index stood at 117.3 points (basis: 2010=100).
Specifically,... Read more
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
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
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 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-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, 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 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
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 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
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
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
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 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
"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
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
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
"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, 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’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
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’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
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
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
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
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, 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
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 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
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
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
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
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
"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
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
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 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
"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
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
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 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 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
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, 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
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 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 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
"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 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 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
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 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
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 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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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 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
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 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, 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
"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 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 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
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
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
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, 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
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 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
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 “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
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
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 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
"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
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
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 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 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 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 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
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 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
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, 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
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 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
"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
"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 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
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, 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
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
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 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
"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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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 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 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
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
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, 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
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 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
"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
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 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
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, 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
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
"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