ITMA Asia + CITME 2014 that took place from June 16 to 20, saw a seven percent increase in visitors as against the last edition of 2012. China accounted for 80 per cent of the visitors and over 20 per cent were from overseas, among them India, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Indonesia, and Turkey.
The Chinese also headed the exhibitor list. There were almost 1,600 exhibitors, reflecting the rapid Chinese textile machinery manufacturing capacity. They were followed by exhibitors from Germany, Japan, Italy and Switzerland. The biggest exhibition sector was spinning, followed by washing, dyeing, bleaching, printing, finishing, knitting and weaving.
Itema launched the new air-jet weaving machine, offering a new benchmark for speed in weaving mills and offering overall savings. The machine is equipped with real time control, the patented system to reduce air consumption by optimising the blowing, and the digital air consumption metering, giving real time access to air consumption data. It features also an automatic nozzle tank pressure setting on the console, and the Itema Productivity Optimisation System, the patented software to increase the productivity of the machine and weave more fabric. The A9500 e air-jet loom offered the best of efficiency, effectiveness and ease of operation.
The next edition of ITMA Asia + CITME will be October 24 to 28, 2016, Shanghai.