“The objective of these services is to let the customers get the best return from their investments. They include, for examples, remote assistance through internet, spare parts availability and upgrading.”
In fact, she adds, often, even before the investment decision is made, the machinery manufacturers’ R&D teams work directly with the customers to design specialty machines”.
R&D and service are embedded in the French Textile Machinery Manufacturers’ DNA. It has always been. Remember that Jacquard, the star of the textile machinery invention was French! The manufacturers are agile SME’s run by entrepreneurs with long term objectives. The managers have very often a long history and strong ties with their companies. Then, in such SME’s the information flows very rapidly between the commercial, technical and research departments.
That’s why France is the sixth textile machinery manufacturer worldwide with an annual turnover of about 1 billion Euros (1,15 billion US dollars). They are particularly strong in long fibre spinning (wool, acrylic…), yarn twisting and control (including technical yarns), space-dyeing, heat setting for carpet yarns, carpet systems, dyeing and finishing, felts and belts for finishing processes, nonwovens, air conditioning of textile plants, and recycling processes of textile materials.
Evelyne CHOLET concludes “We have worked hard to welcome our customers on our booths at ITMA, and surprise them; my message to them about our machines is: make it yours!”
NSC, global specialists in machines for processing long staple fibres such as wool and wool-like fibres, are pleased to welcome their visitors to the forthcoming ITMA on their 500 m² stand and show them new versions of NSC’s core machines:
A wide range of materials have been tested on new ERA combing machine and results are promising mainly for delicate material which has to be processed in a gentle manner. Also, despite the additional motors, power consumption remains low.
The GC chain gill also benefits from additional axes driven by servomotors which allows more settings on the main control screen.
At ITMA, Laroche, world leader in fiber processing equipment, will display the following machines:
Airlay type “Flexiloft 2600” with improved web uniformity and weight range. From 2.4 up to 4.0 m, the Laroche Airlay can run all types of fibers (synthetics, natural, recycled….,) and blends of fibers and solid particles (foam chips, plastics, wood chips). This allows to make smart products from renewable resources and from wastes that are otherwise discarded. Thermobonding or needle punching trials can be run in the technical center with a Schott and Meissner oven or with an Andritz needle loom.
Tearing machine type “Jumbo 2000” for high capacity recycling of all types of textile wastes including post-consumer clothing and carpet wastes.
New generation of ultra-high-speed Edge trim opener type “Nextrim 500” for on line or off line recycling of light weight nonwoven edge trims.
The Laroche teams will be available to show samples and discuss their latest developments in:
– decortication and refining of bast fibers for technical applications,
– new generation fiber blending and dosing lines,
– 3D web forming,
– automotive waste processing.
At ITMA, Superba will unveil a new innovative global process from the creel to the winding.
Thanks to the latest version of the MCD3 Space-dyeing machine, combined with the new MF400 texturization device, and a heat-setting line, it is now possible to produce carpet yarn out of polyester, polyamide, polypropylene, acrylic, viscose or wool, in one continuous single-step-operation, more energy efficient, web connected, and almost pollution-free.
With the ‘one pile – one color’ process, or thanks to the new ‘bi-color printing’ technology, the space-dyeing process has been renewed and undergoes a new boom. This technology enables to get yarn directly usable in carpet and rugs to realize innovative design. It is now possible to obtain up to 15 different color shades on the same yarn in one single working pass.
To bring more value to the yarn, it is also possible to insert the texturization device MF400 between the dyeing machine and the heat-setting line in a one-pass process.
The TVP3 with its saturated steam under pressure process is the right choice when pinpoint effect and durability are the dominant requirements sought for PA, PET, PP or wool and blends.
The sensor expert, Fil Control develops and produces yarn sensors and yarn cutters for the textile machinery industry.
With Fil Control headquarters in France and Fil Control subsidiary in China for the Asian market, the company is staffed with the most competent team members in order to provide all customers with the highest quality products at the best price. All around the world, major textile manufacturers are trusting Fil Control’s solutions in its 3 major fields:
– yarn cutters, which can satisfy all kinds of personalized and bespoke demands,
– yarn sensors, utilizing capacitive, optical, reflective, piezoelectric and strength gauge technology,
– hall effect sensors, installed on numerous different kinds of application, such as motor rpm counting.
At ITMA a new step forward in the optical detection R&D will be unveiled. On top of all, the visitors will discover how the sensors and communication programming ability will follow the textile machinery manufacturer development into industry 4.0.
PETIT SPARE PARTS
Petit Spare Parts holds the exclusive worldwide trade of the original spare parts for all ICBT fine count machines. Its technical staff received their training from the historical manufacturer, now gone. Petit does not only sell parts from catalogues, but provides solutions, whatever the equipment, whatever the location.
Petit has more than 20,000 spare parts references in stock, at carefully studied and negotiated prices, as well as all the necessary drawings for the realization of parts conforming to those of original.
AESA AIR ENGINEERING
With offices in France, India, Singapore and China, AESA is a worldwide leader in air- engineering for all textile production processes of natural fibers, man-made fibers and filaments in their different stages: spinning, knitting, weaving, hosiery, different types of nonwovens and fiber productions, as well as dyeing and finishing.
AESA supplies air conditioning, ventilation and waste collection systems. In order to reach a lighter footprint with general production benefits and cost savings resulting from a better energy and environmental efficiency, customers are using AESA know-how and experience of many years in design and implementation of air handling systems.
Specialized in hard materials’ machining, 80 % of Ebelmann’s production is dedicated to the textile industries (special cutting devices). Thanks to constant technical innovation, equipped with fully digitized machining centres at the leading edge of technology, Ebelmann contributes, with its customers and partners, to the enhancement of their production resources by offering reliable high-performance solutions like special cutting devices specially drawn for industrial textile machines.
Ebelmann offers a manufacturing service and a re-sharpening service for all types of cutting devices (made in tungsten carbide, high speed steel and ceramic).
For technical fibres as Kevlar®, carbon or glass, Ebelmann manufactures very special scissors, with carbide tungsten blades, in association with polycrystalline diamond inserts.
MALLEIN is a specialist of the beams for warping and weaving, able to answer to all needs of the textile activity. The entire integration of its aluminum foundry and all of its production facilities allow Mallein to answer to all specific enquiries particularly thanks to its know-how in special aluminum alloys.
MALLEIN will exhibit some of its new aluminum canisters at ITMA, canisters that are improving each year, in order to produce them stronger and with a great geometric precision.
ALLIANCE MACHINES TEXTILES
More air, less water are used in Alliance machines granting quality as well managing more and more savings in treatment costs.
At ITMA, the Rotora dyeing machine, by means of a rotating beam, will be shown with an integrated drying device. This combination will allow «wet» treatment for both standard and technical fabrics and to achieve drying inside the machine before off loading.
Riviera Eco Green: « round » type dyeing machine with very low liquor ratio (1 :2 to 1 :3). Thanks to its air blowing system, tubular or opened knitted as well as woven fabrics can be dyed free from creases marks. Machines from 10 to 1000 kg capacity, storage baskets in various widths can be delivered, allowing dyeing of very light fabrics (100 g per meter) as well as very heavy ones (2000 g per meter).
All the machines like Futura (long type dyeing), Zephyra (finishing machine for fabrics in rope form), Labojet as well as machines with very large capacities will be presented in details thanks to augmented reality system with 3D lenses.
ROUSSELET CENTRIFUGATION and CALLEBAUT de BLICQUY
– Rousselet Centrifugation is a specialist in batch or continuous hydro-extractors.
– Callebaut de Blicquy in dyeing or bleaching autoclaves as well as up-stream and down-stream equipments (press for cake, energy recovery equipment, cake breaker…).
DOLLFUS & MULLER
The endless felt and belt manufacturer, Dollfus & Muller manufactures specialized endless felts and endless belts especially for the finishing and nonwovens factories.
Dynajet is a sales department of Dollfus & Muller specialized in fabrics for ink jet printers and wide widths fabrics for theaters and events.
The product range includes :
– compacting felts for knit finishing,
– sanforizing felts for denim and woven fabrics finishing, ,
– printing dryer belts for textile printing,
– sublimation blankets for transfer printing,
– decatizing felts for wool finishing,
– dryer belts for thermo-bonding ovens,
– tensionless dryer belts for knit finishing.
Spoolex group features different brands:
CALEMARD is the converting machinery division. It has focused its activities on highly technical cutting applications. Always based on modular design each equipment is multi-purposes and can convert thick or thin materials into pads or spools of wide or narrow strips. The expertise has allowed to develop and equip machines with sensitive web tension control and guiding systems, to manage high, low and even extremely low tension on the same machine. The result is compact rolls with consistent tension, clean and straight edges for easy use on the downstream product manufacturing process.
DECOUP+ is the specialist in ultrasonic cutting and welding. The technology performs clean and soft edges, without fraying, over thickness, burning or yellowing, but also strong and regular weldings without any additional material. Ultrasonic can be used on any synthetic fabrics. Quick and aesthetic, this technology allows a direct use of the final product. Decoup+ offers compact and ergonomic devices used at any step of the production process: from looms, to final make-up operations.
ROLL CONCEPT is the industrial rollers division. It designs and manufactures industrial rollers, cylinders and winding cores. Specially engineered to improve process performance and increase line speed on web handling and converting industry, their lightweight precision rollers and winding cores ensure the users easy installation, easy handling and durability.
Schaeffer Productique will present exclusively at ITMA a new business process management tool. Dedicated to textile companies, it will bring more efficiency and flexibility: cloud integration, artificial intelligence, self-adaptive, user-oriented.
A true 4.0 economy management system, it communicates with the standardized platform for digital services and traceability EcolTex® (eBIZ 4.0 – European approval).
It is accessible to large groups as well as small and medium-sized textile companies. This will allow them to better satisfy their market while minimizing the required resources, thus combining performance, ecological footprint and inter-business networking, CSR management and a first step into the world of circular economy.