A guide to ITM 2016 International

A guide to ITM 2016 International

ITM 2016 International Textile, Yarn, Knitting, Weaving, Dyeing, Printing, Finishing and Hosiery Machineries, Sub-Industries and Chemicals Exhibition organizedITM 2016 Istanbul Logo by Tüyap Fairs and Exhibitions Organization Inc & Teknik Fairs Ltd partnership with the Cooperation of TEMSAD (Turkish Textile & Machinery Industrialists Association) will be held at TÜYAP Fair Convention and Congress Center, Istanbul – Turkey from June 1 – 4, 2016. More than 1000 textile technology producer companies are presenting their latest models in operation. ITM is the largest exhibition in Turkey and in the region, is among the most important exhibition in the world

Technologies to be exhibited at ITM 2016

•Cotton and Fibre Preparation Machineries

•Spinning Preparation Machineries

•Spinning Winding, Twisting and Texturing Machineries

•Nonwoven Machineries and Technologies

•Weaving Preparation Machineries

•Weaving Machineries

•Tufting and Carpet Weaving Machineries

•Narrow Weaving Machineries

•Cordage and Rope Machineries (BraidingMachineries)

•Weft and Warp Knitting Preparation MachineriesGalata_Bridge_From_Tower

•Flat and Circular Knitting Machineries

•Hosiery Machineries

•Embroidery Machineries

•Quilting Machineries

•Spinning and Fabric Dyeing and Finishing Machineries

•Washing, Bleaching, Drying Machineries

•Folding and Rolling Machineries

•Textile Chemicals

•Laboratory Equipments

•CAD-CAM- CIM Applications and Automations Systems

•Textile Printing Machineries

•Digital Textile Printing Machineries

•Textile Printing Dyes and Chemicals

•Auxiliary Machinery and Accessories


•Generators and UPSITM Carpet Halls according to colours

•Dye and Finishing Machineries

•Professional Publications

•Educational Institutions

About Turkey as a textile country

Turkey is number one in textile yarn manufacturing in Europe and the third worldwide, in woven fabrics manufacture the country is number two in Europe and fifth worldwide. The nation is the world leader in denim manufacture, also in knitting manufacturing it is the first in Europe and the second in the world. In textile finishing it has Europe’s first and the world’s third largest capacity installed. In socks manufacturing it is number two in Europe and third in the world.  In home textiles Turkey is the greatest manufacturer in Europe and the fourth largest manufacturer in the world. In carpet manufacturing it is number two in Europe and the third in the world. ITM is the third most important textile show in the world and takes place bi-annually. More than a 1000 exhibitors from 40 countries will be present at the fair. More than 40000 visitors from over 70 countries are expected. The fair is taking place in 12 Halls and an indoor area of 120000 m2. A new hall has been added for Textile Printing and Digital Printing.

FairgroundsInstalled or shipped textile machinery in 2006-15

Turkey had in 2014 760000 short staple spindles installed, as well as 770000 OE-rotors, according to the newest ITMF statistics. In 2015 272076 short staple and 11160 long staple spindles, as well as 17820 OE-Rotors were shipped to Turkey. The cumulative Shipments 2006-15 were 3620258 short staple spindles, 271520 long staple spindles and 343432 OE-rotor spindles.

In the drawtexturing sector Turkey was receiving in 2015 15888 double heater systems and the cumulative shipments 2006-15 were 1908 single heater and 88584 double heater systems, thus a total of 90452 drawtexturing machinery.

In the weaving sector were 2014 47000 shuttle-less and 20000 shuttle machines installed in Turkey, predominantly for weaving yarns spun on cotton systems. The cumulative shipments 2006-15 amounted to 18027 shuttle-less looms.

The cumulative shipments in the Circular Knitting machinery sector to Turkey reached in the single sector and up to 24” 377, and in 26” or over to 6390. In the double sector up to 24” there were 306 systesm and 26” or over 3444, thus a total of the two subsectors amount to 10517 circular knitting machines.

The cumulative shipments 2006-15 in the Flat Knitting Machinery sector and in the subsection hand knitting and semi-automatic machines amounted to 837 machines. Flatbed up to 70” reached 13683 and Flatbed 70” or over 348 machines, resulting in a total of 14031.

In the finishing sector in 2015 the following machines were reaching Turkey: Washing (stand alone) 2, Bleaching Line 5, Drying Line (CPB) 6, Dyeing line (Hotflue) 2, Mercerising Line 6, Stentering 53, Relax, Dying/Tumbling 4 and Sanforising/Compacting 12.

Some selected exhibitors and their products

Now wonder, with these prerogatives, all sectors of the show will be prominently represented by renowned machinery manufacturers. TextileFuture has elaborated again a sort of a guide to the exhibition and presents some selected exhibitors in alphabetical order:


Bräcker introduces New STARLETplus Traveller for challenging spinning conditions

Bräcker is the specialist for key components for ring spinning machines. The company will introduce several innovative solutions at ITM in Istanbul.

Braecker_STARLETplus_travellerOne of Bräcker’s important innovation is the STARLETplus traveller. Bräcker will present them at ITM in Istanbul. In challenging conditions like high humidity or aggressive fibres, the STARLETplus offers additional benefits: The traveller service life can be prolonged by up to 50% and due to its improved coating, the new traveller shows a better resistance against corrosion. These advantages result in lower maintenance costs in the spinning mill. During the entire service life the yarn quality values remain constant. The STARLETplus is particularly recommended for viscose and CO/CV blends, dyed MMF fibres and special applications. The new traveller is suitable for the entire yarn count range.

Another innovation presented at ITM is the BERKOL® supergrinder for SUPERGRINDER_POSTER_CMYKautomatic grinding of ring, roving and air spinning top rollers. The modular machine improves the grinding capacity compared to the previous version by more than 50%. The BERKOL® supergrinder has a grinding capacity of up to 350 top rollers per hour and offers a storage capacity of 450 top rollers with 32 mm diameter. At the same time, the power consumption has been reduced by 10%. The BERKOL® supergrinder has a touch panel for easy operation. The user interface is multi-lingual in German, English, Chinese, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian and Turkish.

Other products, which Bräcker will present at ITM include TITAN and ORBIT spinning rings, PYRIT and ZIRKON travellers, cost saving maintenance tools, and the well-known range of BERKOL® cots and aprons.


The French Textile Machinery presentations

France is the 6th exporter of textile machinery worldwide and Turkey is its second most important market. ITM is the leading textile machinery fair in Turkey.

Hubert Tretsch (Superba’s marketing manager), President of the Promotion Committee of the French Textile Machinery Manufacturers’ Association (UCMTF), will be at ITM Istanbul June 1-4, 2016

He states, “Our tradition of R & D associated with our long term partnerships with our clients explains why France is exporting around one billion Euros worth of textile machinery each year.” Eventhough there are many opportunities to meet the Turkish customers on their own premises or at such fair as Itma’s, he considers ITM a major opportunity. “ITM is a major regional event and we look forward to meet there our long time customers as well as new ones from Turkey and surrounding countries. Our clients and we share the same goal: be reliable long term partners for our customers. We are not looking for short term profits but to make our companies stronger and stronger to seize the markets opportunities and be able to absorb the difficult years. We are mainly SME’s, often family owned, leaders or co-leaders in their markets. This why we understand each other so well with our Turkish customers who are real entrepreneurs”.

At ITM, the textile and carpet industrialists will be shown the latest technical innovations by the French teams. The stability of these teams allows them to go well beyond the purely technical and address the long term objectives of their customers.

The following companies will be present at ITM:

NSC Fibre To Yarn

Hall 3 Booth 318A jointly with SAMOTEKS                   

NSC Fibre To Yarn continues to develop and propose Tow To Top lines with the model S200 of stretch breaker followed by the new model of defelter rebreaker model D5GC40 and GC40 chain gill. As finisher m/c, the FMV41/42 vertical rubbing frame takes place.

Recently, NSC Fibre To Yarn has installed semi-worsted lines with SW35 carding m/c (2.5 m or 3.5 m wide), manufactured by N. Schlumberger followed by preparation lines consisting of chain gills model GC 40 and finishers m/c model FMV41/42.

New: NSC offers to modernize recycling lines for acrylic fibres or blended ones by introducing its well-known combing ERA between card and gills. The contribution of the combing ERA is economically essential according to 4 points of view:

– production: 1 ton per day in 3 deniers (3 shifts).

– cleanliness: 25% of neps less compared with PB family m/c.

– energy consummation: equipment with economic motors.

– reduced consummation of spare parts owing to a new design of kinematic.

NSC Fibre to Yarn is honoured to have numerous Turkish customers with whom the machinery manufacturer can improve the machines and adapt them to each customer’s needs.

In order to give the best service in Turkey, an organization of a spare parts have been set up in Gaziantep with the BILGE/Automation company.



Hall 3 Booth 302

With close to a century of experience in the difficult art of textile processes, LAROCHE offers high quality, efficient and proven solutions and provides turnkey solutions from sales, engineering, manufacturing and worldwide services.

At ITM, LAROCHE will show a full range of products made from their latest technologies. After 20 years of experience in Airlay technology Laroche will notably introduce the new AIRFELT with “RESINFELT” option, and the latest innovations in used clothes recycling processes.

LAROCHE has been a strong partner to many major Turkish companies in the nonwoven and recycling industries for more than 30 years. LAROCHE provides a full range of engineering, development and support services for turnkey projects.

In Cours-La Ville – France, a 2000 m² technical center equipped with one Airfelt with “Resinfelt” option and 2 “Flexiloft” Airlays with needle loom and thermobonding oven, allows to test and prove the technical solutions on industrial lines. Customers are welcome to use these facilities to develop their new products.

The company’s sales, service and spare parts teams follow up each customer throughout the life time of the equipment. With 2 manufacturing plants and after sales support, LAROCHE serves highly satisfied customers in more than 70 countries.



Hall 2 Booth 214

SUPERBA, a member of the Vandewiele group of companies since July 2015, will be present at ITM in Istanbul in on a common booth under the Vandewiele roof.

SUPERBA, already mastering the sophisticated space-dyeing technique for years, will show their latest machine type MCD3. This new version is able to continuously dye a bundle of 72 yarns, with a production of up to 280Kgs/h combined with a TVP3 line and up to 400Kgs/h with a DL5 line with a range of 6 spot colors plus 1 base shade. Thanks to its unique high-speed piezo-electric linear actuator technology, the machine offers a wide range of spot patterns, from short-space (20mm) to extra-long-space (150m), under the control of a powerful pattern creation software (Yarndraw3).The new MCD3 also permits a new style of space-dyed yarn thanks to its exclusive bi-color technology, offering the carpet designer a wider range of possibilities: MCD3 bi-color space-dyed rugs will be shown at ITM.

The new version of the famous TVP3 heat-setting line is providing many improvements and ergonomic, such as the MLU multi-laying unit with its new MF400 frieze box. This laying unit will also be exhibited on the stand at ITM to demonstrate the ability to switch from straight-set to frieze mode within minutes, instead of 2 hours with the previous equipment. The latest version of the MF400 frieze box integrated inside the MLU also enables to produce a new style of frieze yarn with very even waves and offers the electronic control of the friezing from very light to strong frieze effect.




Hall 12 Booth 1202 C

Dollfus & Muller, founded in 1811, manufactures endless felts and dryer belts for the textile finishing factories. The company will exhibit:

– compacting sanfor felts for knit finishing

– sanforizing felts for denim and woven fabrics finishing

– printing dryer belts for textile printing

– sublimation blankets for transfer printing.

Dollfus & Muller will introduce, at ITM, its improved compacting sanfor felt for knit finishing with major evolutions compared with the other products in order to serve better the dyeing houses. The compacting sanfor felt quality brings a special care to the fabrics thanks to its smoothest surface, has an excellent guiding and the best compacting rate in relations with its new exclusive compacting sanfor felt design.

The Dollfus & Muller’s sanforizing palmer felts are ideal for Denim producers. At ITM, the company will show its proven durable Sanfor felts. The Dollfus & Muller’s Sanfor felts are recognised by most of the major machine makers as the best felts.

Furthermore, Dollfus & Muller will display its new durable printing dryer belt quality TAMIP HT 500 NR. This print dryer belt is the most durable printing dryer belt specially designed for pigment printing of bed sheeting. Dollfus & Muller will as well display its exclusive print open mesh belt specially designed for the production of fine fabrics, scarves, flags.  These belts have special non marking surfaces which can avoid as well the particles on the back side. Dollfus & Muller has the widest range of printing dryer belts and the strongest dryer belts.

Dollfus & Muller staff will be available for its costumers at the exhibition together with their local compacting sanfor felt representative Mr Ali CETIN from CETIN MAKINE (Lüleburgaz – Kirklareli). The company gives excellent machinery services and keeps stock locally in Turkey of its compacting sanfor felts.



Hall 3 Booth 310B

PETIT is the specialist in the trade of accessories for textile machines.

Petit has a consequent and permanent storage capacity of spare parts with more than 20 000 references multi brand for fine count textile machines especially ICBT and looms for Saurer Diederichs.

All technical drawings for manufacturing of spare parts are compliant with the genuine ones. An acknowledged know-how with a rich experience in the field of covering, texturizing, twisting.

The company is also a covering spindles manufacturer with a range for bobbin from 400 grs to 2000 grs and rotation speed from 1000 to 30000 rpm.

PETIT and its agent OBEN INNOVATEKS have been actively preparing their ITM offer to meet their customers’ needs and propose them the right solutions.




Hall 3 Booth 315B


A worldwide leader in air engineering for all textile production processes for natural fibers as well as for man made fibers in all different stages:  spinning, knitting, weaving, hosiery, nonwovens, dyeing and finishing. The company is specialized in air-conditioning and waste collection systems for textile factories.

The overall energy saving is becoming a competitiveness factor. The AESA air conditioning plants are contributing in a big way to this goal. For spinning factories, the state of the art is to drive all fans and pumps motors through inverters. For weavings, the latest development called WEAVE DIRECT is capable to reach up to 50 % energy savings. This is possible thanks to a dedicated supply air ducting system where unique and localized WDB type diffusers are placed above each loom. Like this the moisture needed for a good output is conveyed in the right quantity to the right place above the loom, and the overall air requirement can be reduced drastically.

Last but not least the DIGIVENT control system, with latest AESA logic is capable to have even more stable room condition between running and not running high speed machines.

This achievement is possible with AESA’s more than 50 years of experience in this specialized field and is assuring better productivity to AESA’s clients and better yarn and fabric quality to the end user.

AESA recognizes Turkey as a major market and a special organization has been set up to give the Turkish market the best service: agent, direct office, etc…after sales: AESA has a liaison office in Turkey, and Ikiler Tekstil has been the agent for the last several years.




Graf will show innovations in clothings, combs & service machines

The company Graf, located in Rapperswil near Zurich, is the leading manufacturer of clothings for flat cards and roller cards. Graf will introduce several innovative solutions at ITM in Istanbul

Flexible flat clothings are one of the key components in a carding machine. To ensure an evenly high quality of the cardingsliver, they have to be replaced regularly. For this process the card needs to be stopped. To keep these down-times as short as possible, Graf now offers a new flat top system, which can reduce the stoppage time by up to 70 %. The so-called EasyTop is applied on flat bars designed for magnetic attachment. The flat tops, equipped with a metal carrier, are attached securely and precisely by means of a magnetic connection. They resist even highest carding forces and guarantee for a high reliability in X-Comb-6015_Seitlich_Pressoperation. The EasyTop system can be used for aluminium flat bars with magnetic attachment technology from all manufacturers. EasyTop are available for working widths of 40“, 51” and 60” in a selection of the well-known and proven types of flat clothings.

Graf will also present new products for the combing process. The X-Comb segments can be used on comb-bodies requiring individual segments from other manufacturers and thus now make the leading Graf technology also accessible for these conventional combs. The combing segments made from metallic clothings that undergo a special surface treatment, which substantially reduces the running-in period.

Flex-Comb_Gruppe_PressThe new circular comb series FlexComb, with height adjustable geometry, a detachable spoiler and a 130° combing surface has been developed for high- performance combers of the latest generation. A short running-in period thanks to the special surface treatment as well as efficient trash removal with optimal fibre selection guarantees cost effectiveness.


In addition Graf will present the DABM flat striping machine for the first time in Istanbul. The DABM allows gentle and correct removal of worn flexible flat clothings from the flat bars. Quick clamping with pneumatic clamping device and the maintenance-free three-phase AC motor without toothed belt are merely two advantages of this service machine. Applicable for flat bars with working widths from 40” – 60”, the DABM allows a Straight-forward and efficient mechanical removal of the worn flat strips from the flat bars.



ITEMA with the biggest booth of the weaving hall

Itema, the world’s largest privately held provider of advanced weaving solutions, including best-in-class weaving machines, spare parts and integrated services, will exhibit at ITM 2016 at the Istanbul TÜYAP Fair Convention and Congress Centre on June 1-4, 2016 (Hall 2, Booth 213)

ITEMA brand new designed booth at ITMThe only manufacturer in the world to offer the top three shuttleless weft insertion systems: rapier, airjet and projectile, the Italian-headquartered weaving machine major is present at ITM with the largest booth in the weaving hall (Hall 2, Booth 213). Itema will display four weaving machines, more than any other textile machinery exhibitor: one airjet and three rapier looms. A must-see display of innovations and technological prowess, Itema’s booth is the same avant-garde, modern and stylish design as at ITMA last November. 

Carlo Rogora, Itema Group CEO commented: “Turkey and the surrounding area represents for Itema one of the most strategically important regions in the world. We have been in these markets for more than 30 years and our technology is very well represented and loved by our Customers.  ITM follows closely in the footsteps of our Itema Innovation Roadshow in Bursa last April, where we presented first-hand the very latest developments to our Customers, and not only. We look forward to get another occasion to demonstrate to the widest audience possible why Itema technology is deservedly enjoying such a boom.”

Rapier R9500 and R9500p           

On display at ITM are the R9500 – the most successful rapier machine in recent years – and the R9500p – the latest evolution launched at ITMA 2015, engineered for high speed and maximum performances. Both R9500 and R9500p are born out of half-a-century of expertise, know-how and excellence in rapier weaving technology of historic Somet, Sulzer and Vamatex brands. 


The market demands improved versatility to produce increasingly innovative, cutting-edge fabrics using brand-new yarns.  Itema Rapier 2.0, available in both SK (with guided hooks) and FPA (free positive approach), is designed to enhance flexibility and to simultaneously guarantee unparalleled versatility, as well as greater ability to weave the widest range of weft yarns.

The Motorized Weft Cutter, an Itema innovation designed more than 15 years ago ahead of any other textile machinery supplier, ensures superior textile efficiency due to the possibility to set independent cutting times for each weft, leading to utmost versatility and reduced fabric waste. The Itema Rapiers 2.0 coupled with the Motorized Weft Cutter make the R9500 the most versatile and flexible rapier machine on the market.

The R9500 can weave the widest range of applications and, since 2015, is available in weaving widths from 170cm to 540cm, with the wider versions specifically developed to match demanding technical fabric market requirements.

The R9500 on show at ITM, sporting all the newest rapier developments by Itema, including the Rapier Weft Transfer 2.0, will weave one of the most popular applications in Turkey – shirting fabric with an exclusive design. Itema 9500 p


ITM will be the official debut in Turkey and Central Asia of the R9500p, the premium rapier machine by Itema first seen at ITMA in Milan. Running at real production speeds of 750 rpm, the R9500p offers the ultimate and unmatched solution in terms of machine speed, performance, efficiency and fabric quality.  The R9500p is equipped with SK Rapiers 2.0 for improved flexibility at the highest speeds and with the patented Itema Quick Frame Connection for a quicker and easier style change. A new main motor with oil cooling enables heat recovery thanks to the reduction of the motor temperature, making the R9500p more efficient. Last, but not least, the R9500p, like its sibling R9500, is the most compact rapier loom on the market, saving from 12% up to 27% floor space compared to competition – a significant advantage enabling textile companies to maximize the weaving space by installing more Itema machines.

Itema R9500terry

Itema terryThe third Itema rapier loom showing at ITM, and one destined to be a real star of the show, is Itema’s new R9500terry, an instant best-seller carrying on the rich heritage and reputation in terry weaving of historic Sulzer, Vamatex and now Itema brands. The Itema positive pile back rest roller, unique in the market, guarantees a significant optimization of the pile warp tension, drastically reducing the friction during cloth displacement. Driven by a single motor, the new pile formation unit ensures an easy pile height setting directly from the user interface, guaranteeing  superior fabric quality due to the pick-per-pick loop adjustment and cloth displacement up to 28mm (the most advanced in the market), leading to endless creative possibilities. The new ground back-rest roller, equipped with light weight cylinders and a load cell to control the tension, perfectly drives the yarn movement facilitating the shed formation. This innovative winning trio of advanced devices featured on the R9500terry provides unparalleled textile quality and utmost versatility.

The airjet A9500

The A9500 on display at ITM is enjoying a worldwide boom in demand due to growing number of enlightened Customers who understand and appreciate the unique winning characteristics of the Itema airjet machines. When developing new technological devices for its weaving machines, Itema focuses on most innovative tools with the highest added value for the Customer, to assure reliability, user-friendliness and reduced maintenance and operational costs. The A9500 is designed for high productivity, whilst ensuring reduced levels of energy consumption and guaranteeing air savings, as well as top machine reliability. 

A popular recent trend to weave stretch and super stretch fabrics with dedicated weft yarns, inspired Itema to create and patent the innovative BLC – Brush Lycra Clamp – nozzle to weave elastic weft yarns. Thanks to the BLC nozzle, the weft is held without movable parts to ensure superior fabric quality and reliability.  Another Itema patented feature – the ELD Electronic Leno Device – with its innovative design, self-cleaning and no need to wind the leno spools, provides a perfect leno binding even at highest speeds, whilst reducing significantly operational costs.

Thanks to the electronic NCP New Common Platform, the new benchmark for reliability and easy control of all the technical parameters, the A9500 provides immediate, easy and perfect control of the weft insertion parameters.

 “At Itema innovation is a must,” adds Mr Rogora. “We are the only Company in this sector to have two  R&D departments. We remain focused not only on meeting and exceeding weavers’ needs, but on going beyond, anticipating future market requirements. We continue to concentrate our extensive R&D efforts on offering better, smarter, faster solutions, increased performances, unparalleled flexibility, reduced consumption and enhanced user-friendliness.”

During ITM, Itema will demonstrate the new Online Spare Parts Portal – MyItema – an immediate, easy-to-use tool dedicated to orders of Itema original spare parts. Mr Piero Colombelli, Itema Regional Head of Sales and in charge of Turkey market for more than 25 years, commented: “Original spare parts can substantially increase machine life span and efficiency, guaranteeing the highest return on investment. Itema supplies a substantial local spare parts stock in Turkey, in order to serve and accomplish in real time every Customer’s request.”

ITEMA WEAVING MACHINES AT ITM 2016 (Hall 2, Booth 213):

•             Rapier R9500terry – 260cm – Terry

•             Rapier R9500p – 220cm – Super Stretch Denim

•             Rapier R9500 – 220cm – Stretch Shirting

•             Airjet A9500 – 220cm – Apparel



Marzoli at ITM 2016

Next June the global textile industry will gather at ITM in Istanbul. Marzoli will exhibit at Hall 5 – stand number 504A and will present its latest innovations for spinning technology. Among the exhibits there will be: the MDS1 ring spinning frame with Marzoli original components, the Mac3000 compact system and the MRM software platform.

Marzoli 1The MDS1 ring spinning frame at Hall5 – stand 504A will

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