Some selected exhibitors at Febratex Brazil (updated August 10, 2016)

Some selected exhibitors at Febratex Brazil

The bi-annual Febratex starts today (August 9 and lasts up to August 12, 2016) and is located at Parque Vila Germânica Rua Alberto Stein, 199, Blumenau,Brazil

FEBRATEX, the Brazilian Fair for Textile Industry has, for more than 20 editions, the latest machinery, materials and technologies for the textile industry. The event has the merit of bringing together the key segments of the textile chain: from sewing machines, cutting machines, trims, labels, packaging, equipment, finishing, processing, wireless, printing, industrial automation, information technology, up looms and raw materials .

The event also promotes the technological upgrading of industry professionals through the Technology Seminar and a cultural contest for young designers, Brazil Fashion Designers.

Here are some selected exhibitors showing their novelties.

Archroma goes for colours and sustainability

Archroma, a global leader in colour and specialty chemicals, is present at Febratex 2016 (Sector 1, Booth No. 100), where it will underscore its commitment to sustainability and introduce to the Brazilian market its recently launched Colour Atlas, all under the motto: “Go for colours! Go for sustainability! Go for Brazil!”

Colour Atlas is a colour library the company created to easily bring colour creativity and manageability to an entire new level for stylists and designers, brands and retailers, and their suppliers. Archroma also will highlight its Inkpresso® system for digital printing, Nuva N-Series C6 products for sustainable stain management, and Drimaren® CL dyes for cellulose.


Pride of place on the Febratex booth will be reserved for the Colour Atlas by Archroma – a cotton poplin colour library with more than 4300Colour Atlas readily available new shades. The six volumes in this “physical library” come in an innovative, new, accordion-fold design that allows for quick, intuitive browsing of the samples. Colourful book covers indicate the shades that lie within each volume, and secure tabs help keep the swatches neat and ordered while allowing them to be easily removed.

As an added feature, a mobile-friendly Colour Atlas Online offers features such as “colour-on-the-go,” which allows users to capture an image using your smartphone, identify the closest Colour Atlas shades and, if desired, purchase a colour sample instantly.

“With our new Colour Atlas tool, we believe we are redefining the concept of a colour library for the textile industry,” says Brad McClanahan, Head of Service Businesses at Archroma Textile Specialties. “We offer what we believe is a unique set of tools – through web-based software and customized services – for colour selection, colour development, colour standards, and the communication of seasonal colour palettes.”

McClanahan will be presenting about the Colour Atlas on Archroma’s booth at 16:00 hours each day at the show.


The company also plans to demonstrate its commitment to sustainability. Textile Specialties, one of three business units of the Reinach, Switzerland-based Archroma, collaborates closely with brands and textile manufacturers to address such issues. Archroma actively evaluates the environmental impacts of textile treatment, dyeing and finishing processes – and recognizes that it’s no longer sufficient to merely comply with relevant regulations.

“At Archroma we are dedicated to developing the latest technologies to deliver fashion trends in the most sustainable ways possible,” says Lawrence Dougall, Head of Sales LATAM South and Brazil at Archroma. “We aim at helping brand owners and textile mills by letting them know how our colours are made, and how and where our raw materials are made. We are more than happy to share that information, not only with our customers, but also the final consumer.”

Through its intense research and development efforts and application of innovative chemistries, Archroma has made numerous advancements that are making textile manufacturing more earth-friendly. It’s also working closely with brand associations to help establish standards and management frameworks, as well as with the brands and their manufacturers themselves, to help enable the textile value chain to achieve these aims.


InkpressoArchroma believes its Inkpresso system, unveiled late last year, will reshape textile digital printing. Developed with Ink-Situ, a Swiss technology provider, Inkpresso will change the way inks are supplied to digital printers. The system brings together benefits that previously were unattainable in inkjet printing – production flexibility, the elimination of shelf-life problems, a larger colour spectrum, and the possibility of an individual colouristic fingerprint.

The growth potential for Inkpresso is tremendous. Despite fast-growing interest in digital printing, still only about 2 % of the 20 billion linear meters of printed textiles that are produced each year currently employ that technique.


The Nuva N series, a generation of fluorocarbons based on C6 chemistry, provides long lasting and excellent soil repellency and release effects, are easy to handle and non-sensitive in regard to compatibility with other finishing chemicals.

Nuva N products made using this C6 chemistry provide state-of-the-art stain management for textiles and carpets, including both active and passive protection. These products are officially classified as free (i.e., below the limit of detection) of PFOS (perfluorooctanyl sulfonate) and PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid) because they are produced using a telomerization process which neither uses PFOS or PFOA, nor are they added to the commercial products in subsequent production steps.


Among its broad portfolio of solutions for dyeing of all fibres and blends, Archroma offers Drimaren innovative reactive dyes for colouration of cellulosic substrates by exhaust, continuous and printing application. Its Drimaren CL option is an economical reactive dye range with high colour strength for dyeing cellulosic fibres. It is recommended mainly for dyeing medium to deep shades in exhaust application processes. These dyes provide very good washing-off and wet-fastness properties, and meet standard retailer and brand house requirements.

SPGPrints debuts new NEBULA Acid HD inks for swimwear, silk and wool applications

SPGPrints launches its new range of NEBULA Acid HD (High Density) inks at Febratex 2016 (Hall 1, Booth 18) The exhibition also marks the first showing in the Americas of the JAVELIN® digital inkjet printer for companies printing up to two million metres of textiles annually

High density colour for swimwear and silks

The NEBULA Acid HD inks, which can be used with any printer using Kyocera print heads, are a whole new formulation, developed and produced by SPGPrints, offering increased colour depth and improved runnability. The new ink range is ideal for Polyamide (PA) Lycra swimwear, luxury silk items like fashion scarves and neck ties, and wools.

NEBULA Acid HD inks meet all industry standards for colour and water-fastness, and the specifications for all major swimwear manufacturers. NEBULA-Acid-HD-Inks_SPGPrintsNEBULA Acid HD inks will be available from September 2016, initially in CMYK, orange, red, blue and grey.

Commentating on the launch of the inks, Jos Notermans, commercial manager digital textiles, SPGPrints, said:

“The swimwear industry puts high demands on textile printers with requirements for high performance, enduring bright colours, and complex designs with increasingly fine detail. NEBULA Acid HD inks rise to that challenge, setting a new benchmark for inks for active-wear.”

“These inks are such a major step forward in their chemistry that SPGPrints will be phasing out its current acid ink range. However, we will support customers making the transition, and help them recalibrate their colour profiles to run the new high density inks.”

Introducing the JAVELIN® digital inkjet textile printer to the Americas

Designed for annual production up to two million metres, the JAVELIN printer features the same innovative Archer® print head technology used in the recently launched, high-volume PIKE printer, which won the 2016 EDP European Digital Printing Award for Best Industrial Textile Solution. PIKE’s nozzle plates are 4mm from the substrate, compared with the more usual 1.5mm nozzle-fabric distance. This means a wider range of substrates can be run, and the chance of print head damage is reduced. Using only six colours, Archer technology enables a wider gamut than the HD-gamut of other digital textile printing solutions.

SPGPrints-JAVELIN-PrinterFine line details, smooth gradients, blotches and geometrics can be accurately printed thanks to JAVELIN’s variable drop-size capability (2pL – 10pL) in resolutions up to 1200 x 1200dpi. The JAVELIN uses multi-pass scanning action with an array of Fujifilm Dimatix Samba print heads to cover the 1850mm width with sharp image production.

JAVELIN is ideal for companies wanting to take the first step into digital textile printing, or with a need to supplement their existing capabilities. JAVELIN complements SPGPrints’ PIKE digital printer that is capable of printing up to 13 million metres per year. Its fixed array printing bar contains 43 print heads for single-pass printing in a width of 1850mm.

“The launch of the JAVELIN printer provides another powerful tool for companies operating in this highly competitive market. With the colour range and print quality combined with digital’s fast-turnaround, fast time-to-market, this technology delivers what brand-owners want and what textile printers need for a competitive edge,” Notermans concludes.

SPGPrints is a global leading company in the textile, label and industrial printing market. Providing total system solutions: from screens, lacquers, inks and digital engraving to a broad range of rotary screen and digital printing systems. Being the expert in electroforming this not only entails highly reliable rotary screen technology but also an extensive program of precision metal products.


Shima Seiki at Febratex 2016

Leading flat knitting machine manufacturer SHIMA SEIKI MFG., LTD. of Wakayama, Japan will exhibit at the Brazilian Textile Industry Fair FEBRATEX 2016 (Sector 01, Boothes No. 46,47,48,63,64,65). On display will be the cutting edge in computerized flat knitting technology, represented by the latest WHOLEGARMENT machines and design system.

SVR122The exhibition will be a showcase for the company’s diverse line-up of its latest computerised flat knitting machines. The highlight of SHIMA SEIKI’s exhibit at last year’s ITMA show in Milan, the flagship MACH2XS series features the company’s original SlideNeedle on four needlebeds and a new spring-type sinker system for significantly improved performance in WHOLEGARMENT knitting. The new compact SWG-N2 series WHOLEGARMENT knitting machine offers a wide variety of production options as well as the capability for producing industrial textiles. SRY123LP features a pair of loop presser beds mounted above a conventional V-shaped needlebed and is capable of producing novel knitwear with unique woven-like texture as well as technical textiles. The new SVR workhorse series resets the industry benchmark once again for shaping machines in the tradition of SHIMA SEIKI’s legendary SES and SSG machines. SFG and SFG-I glove knitting machines round out the comprehensive line-up.

Demonstrations will also be performed on SHIMA SEIKI’s SDS-ONE APEX3 3D design system that is at the core of the company’s “Total Knitting System” concept. With comprehensive support of all aspects throughout the knit supply chain, APEX3 integrates knit production into one smooth and efficient workflow from yarn development, product planning and design to machine programming,SDSONEAPEX3_realtime3Dview

production and even sales promotion. Especially effective is APEX3’s capability to improve on the planning process with Virtual Sampling. Photo-realistic simulation capability minimizes the need for sample-making, effectively reducing time, material and cost from the sampling process.

Stäubli showcasing solutions for optimised workflow in weaving mills

Weavers are facing increasing demands in terms of quality fabrics, flexibility and delivery deadlines. In response the complete production workflow has to be optimized. Stäubli is providing an extensive machinery range supporting mills to accomplish this challenge during the weaving preparation and the weaving process. With warp drawing-in and warp tying machinery as well as shedding solutions for frame weaving (cam motion and dobbies), and Jacquard machines, Stäubli offers equipment for modern weaving mills seeking for reliable, long-life machinery allowing smooth workflows even at highest speeds and with a minimum of maintenance.

Easy and rapid warp tying of a wide yarn count range

TOPMATICAt the Stäubli booth N° 11 in sector 01 customers can observe the warp tying machine TOPMATIC. This machine supports the reduction of idle time at a maximum during the warp beam change and during the weaving process by ensuring perfect quality knots leading to less production incidents. With its multiple options in terms of knot formation, this machine has proven its effective output in weaving mills all over the world. Processing staple fibre and filament yarn counts ranging from 0.8 to 500 tex on the same machine without time-consuming adjustments, this machine offers high flexibility. Even textured and elastic yarns may be tied. The machine is easy to handle and fit for use on the next weaving machine as soon as it has accomplished its work. The exhibited model TPM 201 PC will be tying a 100% cotton yarn.

Shedding solutions for any application, from denim, shirting, and upholstery to terry, fancy and technical fabrics

Stäubli dobbies and cam motions have set new standards in design, reliability, and efficiency since the company was founded. The latest generation S3000/3200 rotary dobby family comes with a new locking system, the heart of every dobby. The evolutionary principle features enhanced security for the selection of the heald frames, allowing higher running speeds as well as superior reliability. Less noise and vibration are further advantages offered to the weaver.

When it comes to Jacquard weaving, weavers worldwide think aboutSX electronic Jacquard machine Stäubli and its electronic Jacquard machines. They are developed to perfection and available in many versions to produce practically every imaginable type of pattern and fabric. The extremely versatile type SX Jacquard machine for instance is available in two sizes, with 1408 or 2688 hooks and is adaptable to rapier, air jet, water jet, and projectile weft-insertion systems. The optimum air circulation in the machine as well as the nearly vibration free kinematics make this machine a reliable workhorse for 24h runs, day in day out.

With its complete Jacquard machinery range, Stäubli offers in addition the LX and LXL models for the creation of sophisticated high-speed applications (flat, terry and technical fabrics), available in formats up to 18432 hooks. Two machines in tandem allow a format of up to 36864.

Stäubli machinery offers unparalleled service life

Highest productivity levels can be maintained even years after purchase of the machines due to the customer support including technical services, operator training, and original spare parts.

Visit Stäubli at Febratex and learn more about Stäubli and its pioneering products that are the result of a well-balanced combination of performance, technical perfection and proven solutions.

Stäubli is a global mechatronics solutions provider with three core activities: Textile, Connectors, and Robotics. We are an international group based in Switzerland, with a presence in 25 countries. Our global workforce of more than 4,500 shares a commitment to partnering with customers in nearly every industry to provide comprehensive solutions with long-term support.

Stäubli Textile has been developing and producing high-quality systems for the weaving industry for over a century. The company holds a strong market position in textile machinery, a position earned through the continual pursuit of customer satisfaction.

History and future

Founded in 1892 as a family-owned workshop on the banks of Lake Zürich, Stäubli is a pioneer in mechatronics, with a proud heritage of quality craftsmanship. We are also a forward-thinking organisation, in continual quest of the next great innovation that will help our customers work more productively, efficiently, and sustainably.


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