A TextileFuture guide to ITMA Asia CITME 2016 (updated Oct. 17, 2016 5:35 PM)

A TextileFuture guide to ITMA Asia CITME 2016 (updated Oct.17, 2016 5:35 P.M.)

The Asian counterpart of ITMA in Europe will take place from October 21-25, 2016 at the new location, the Hongqiao National Exhibition &Itma Asia Logo Convention Centre in Shanghai, China. As it is customary at TextileFuture we provide you with a sort of guide by presenting some selected exhibitors’ novelties, and in alphabetical order, in order to facilitate your planning. We complete the preview with some interesting features on some major sectors

Since 2008, a combined show known as “ITMA ASIA + CITME” has been held in China, scheduled to take place every two years. Taking off in Shanghai, the milestone event features the unique strengths of the ITMA brand and China’s most important textile event -CITME. This move to combine the two shows into one mega high-quality event is strongly supported by all nine CEMATEX European textile machinery associations, CTMA (China Textile Machinery Association) and JTMA (Japan Textile Machinery Association).  The fifth edition of the combined show will be held from 21 to 25 October 2016 at the new National Exhibition and Convention Centre (NECC) in Shanghai.

          Features of ITMA ASIA + CITME 2016

  •   A huge showcase of cutting-edge solutions for textile makers
  •    Strong support from all major trade associations around the world
  •    Some 100000 trade visitors from all sectors of the global textile industry
  •    Over 1600 exhibitors expected to take part in the show
  •    Over 180000 sqm of exhibition space
  •    Exhibition showcased by product category for the convenience of visitors
  •   ♦ Stringent control in force to protect intellectual property

The plan of the halls

Sector Plan

China still remains a textile force

China accounts for 43 % of the global cotton spinning capacity and over 54 % of global fibre consumption and 38.53 % of global textile and apparel exports. In the first seven months of 2016, China’s investments in the textile and apparel industry were up 7.29 % year on year. In the same period, textile enterprises’ prime operating profits were up 4.54 % year on year.

Stricter requirements are being put on chemical safety control and carbon emission, environment-friendly technology and standards. Taxes will be levied on air pollutants, water pollutants. China remains the largest supplier of textiles and apparel to the US market, accounting for a share of 38.92 % in 2015, a slight improvement from 38.74 % in 2014. In the Japanese market too, Chinese suppliers dominate with a share of as much as 64.53 % in 2015, which has come down slightly from 67.39 % in 2014.

In the first half of 2016, water consumption of textile companies fell 2.9 % year on year, 1.1 percentage points higher than that of all industries. It is expected that over the next 15 years, China, Uzbekistan, Pakistan and India between themselves will have around 100 million spindles.


amec amtex the Spanish textile machinery umbrella association


Meet the Spanish Textile Machinery

The Spanish companies will present the latest technologies in the following subsectors: spinning, braiding, technical fabric, dyeing, finishing and printing

INEDIT SOFTWARE: Starts its business activities specializing in graphic software development for Apple systems related to the textile sector. NeoStampa 8 Professional textile rip & print software with innovative color management for digital production. NeoTextil 8 Pluggins for Adobe Photoshop. Complete solution for color separation, colorway creation and textile printing.

ELECTRO-JET: The company product lines: The ADR Rovematic roving frame with flyers format to choose between 16×6’’ or 16×7’’, has a very fast doffing (90 seconds) and it starts automatically after this doffing, without the need of any intervention of the operator. This allows a notable reduction of the machine stop time, increasing significantly this way the production of each roving frame. Finally, the exhibition set will be completed with several auxiliary machines, static fans and draft green rollers cleaning.

GALAN TEXTILE MACHINERY: The company product lines: Heavy-Duty Ring Doubling & Twisting machines: Ring diameters from 100 up to 400mm (4” up to 16”).Automatic Doffing available for more than 10kg bobbins. Two-for-one Twisters: Heavy-Duty spindle with capacity for 300x300mm (12×12”). Heavy-Duty Precision cross winders: For the production of cylindrical or conical bobbins, with or without tube from 4×4”, 6×6”, 8×8”, 10×10” up to 12×12”.

GALI INTERNACIONAL: The company product lines: Flat screen printing machine for long table, in order to obtain printed fabrics of great accuracy (repeat), unlimited amount of colours, high quality and versatility. LM, LXP and LMU carriages are the best option for screen printing upon long table in electronic version (LM and LMU) and pneumatic (LXP). Auxiliary GALÍ carriages for long tables: cloth extender carriages and washing carriages. Flat machines for high production and rotary machines (1or 2 heads) with high productivity for printing (1or 2 colours), soaps, inks, adherents and lacquers.

GOMPLAST (CHANGZOU) ROLLERS CO., LTD:  The company product lines: MERCERISING / BLEACHING: TEXBLANK: a Hypalon polymer, developed to resist the worst chemical conditions, that is to say, high temperature with oxidizing and alkaline products such as Caustic soda and hydrogen peroxide. DYEING: FLEXOPAD SWIMMING ROLLS: based on the popular hydraulic pressure control system, inside the metal core, FLEXOPAD rollers help you achieve a regular contact zone all through the width of the cylinders that guarantees a homogeneous distribution of the dye or the maximum squeeze in case of high pressure padders. FINAL SQUEEZE: BIFLEX HIGH SQUEEZE SYSTEM: a synergic combination of polymers that results in a high hardness material with outstanding elastic recuperation under high working pressures that makes it ideal for the high squeeze positions, yielding a highly efficient transmission of the compression power at the NIP.

JEANOLOGIA: The company product lines:  A LONG WAY UP TO RESPONSIBLE DENIM 20 years ago Jeanologia was born to change the way the jeans industry relates to the Earth & Humankind. Nowadays, Jeanologia is the worldwide leader on Laser & Ozone Technologies that are changing the Global Jeans & Fashion Industry. Today, Jeanologia is a multi-cultural / multilingual company with more than 120 designers & engineers with one common passion: RESPONSIBLE INNOVATION. Jeanologia has become an international reference in textile, mainly for jeans but also for other fabrics and materials such as knits or leather and various industries such as food & beverages or packaging and coding. All of them share one thing; finishing technology is the key factor in production.

TACOME: Complete production lines: Complete line for the manufacturing of Raschel blankets: Rasche, blankets manufacturing. Printing line for both, acrylic and polyester blankets: Flat bed printing machine, printing steamer, washing and bleaching, dryer, shearing, Pol-rotor shearing, polishing.

TALLERES RATERA: The Company product lines: Since 1942, year which the company Ratera, S.A. was founded keeps developing an important job in research and technological development in the braiding industry and its complementary machines. Due to this effort, Ratera has become a leader company in this field exporting all over the world over 120 countries. Ratera, S.A. keeps developing and improving constantly its products combining the highest technology in design with a deep knowledge in this field and all the requirements in the braiding industry. The range of products covers over 350 different models. Ratera, S.A. tries to cover all the needs of the braiding industry. The versatility allows adapting its models to each customer requirements in particular. On this occasion, at ITMA Asia 2016 we will exhibit the machines we consider the most suitable for the global market according to its requirements

RIUS-COMATEX: Direct and sectional warping units for the warping of warping beams back beams, knitting beams and special fabric beams. Warp circular knitting machine, electronic cutting and folding machine, fast knit braiding machine, full electronic Raschel knitting machine.

The Spanish industry has specialized in manufacturing equipment with high added value, works with zero stock and the great mainstay of the Spanish company is the ability to manufacture customized machines. Adaptation, innovation, specialization, quality, and flexibility are the main defining characteristics of companies that have continued to focus on R & D. The Spanish companies are exporting over 80 % of the production.

amec amtex will be organizing the participation of the Spanish companies and will have an information booth, located in the CEMATEX VILLAGE.


Textile Machinery Association of Sweden   Logo TMAS

Innovative Swedish textile technology

Six Swedish companies, bringing new technology to the global textile industry, showcase their latest inventions

Swedish textile machinery is known for its high level of technology, quality and reliability. The long Swedish tradition of textile industry in combination with state of the art technology and a passion for textile production allow Swedish companies to go beyond traditional products to find innovative solutions for their customers. China is one of the most important markets for Swedish textile machinery manufacturers.

-With a high degree of automatization and digitalization, Swedish companies meet the demands of a rapidly changing Chinese textile industry, says Therese Premler-Andersson, Secretary General at the Swedish Textile Machinery Association.

Most of the participating Swedish companies have attended the ITMA Asia show from the very start. The show offers an excellent marketplace for making valuable business contacts with partners, customers and potential investors.

Swedish companies participating:

–        Eltex of Sweden AB (Hall: H3 Booth: C15):Eltex of Sweden AB is a world leader in yarn break sensors and yarn tension monitors for textile machines. Eltex will present the EYE Compact yarn break sensor system for tufting, which eliminates the need for manual monitoring of yarn thereby improving quality and efficiency.


–        IRO AB (Hall: H3 Booth: C01) IRO AB is a market leader in production of yarn feeding equipment, where IRO’s wide range of high-tech yarn feeders is known for their high speed and quality. At the ITMA Asia, new developments especially for technical fabrics and extremely demanding applications will be shown to the Asian market for the first time. The full range of all available products will also be present not only in their own booth, but also widely represented on weaving machines throughout the exhibition.


–        ACG Kinna Automatic AB (Hall: H5 Booth): B03 Kinna Automatic AB is a leading manufacturer of textile machinery for fully automated production of bed linen. The company will showcase their unique pillow closing machine designed to close the open end of the pillow using lock stitch. The machine has an output of 9 pillows per minute.


–        ES Automatex Solution AB (), Hall: H5 Booth: D51 ES Automatex Solution is a leading manufacturer of automated machines for home textile production. The company will showcase several new machine concepts, such as Terry Towel crosshemmer, which increases production with 10 percent (up to 1000 pcs/hour on the size 50×100 cm, 1 lane).


–        Eton Systems AB  (Hall: H5 Booth: B11) Eton Systems is the inventor of the Unit Production System for material handling. The Company offers flexible and unique solutions for apparel, home textile and other light industry. Eton Systems support industry with: optimal utilization of space, increased production, shortened delivery time, improved quality and increased profitability. Eton Systems latest development is ETONnote, a tool that further controls the production.


–        Baldwin Jimek AB , (Hall: H6 Booth: A06) Baldwin Jimek AB provides solutions for finishing, remoistening, and water/chemical management. The system has many advantages compared to traditional methods of applying process chemistry. Some of these are: reduced consumption of chemistry and water, reduced waste of process chemistry and water, shorter drying times – less energy, quick change overs, 2-5 min compared to 15-30 in traditional methods.

TMAS, Textile Machinery Association of Sweden, initiates and coordinates joint activities such as networking meetings and other events designed to provide export opportunities for member companies. The association represents and supports companies in major international exhibitions and events, distribute market information and serve as a platform for exchange of ideas and experiences. TMAS was founded in 1997 and consists of nine members: Eltex of Sweden AB, IRO AB, ACG Nyström AB, Texo AB, Svegea of Sweden AB, Kinna Automatic AB, ES Automatex, Solution AB, Eton Systems AB and Baldwin Jimek AB.




Swedish Baldwin introduces Textile Spray Applicator to the Asian market

Following last year’s successful introduction of its Textile Spray Applicator in Europe and the US, and with the constantly increasing demand for energy, water and chemistry savings, Baldwin is ready to launch its new industrial spray system for textile finishing and impregnation on the Asian market. The product will be presented at ITMA ASIA in Shanghai, October 21st-26th, 2016.Baldwin 1

The Spray Applicator technology has been available in the printing industry for more than 30 years, with Baldwin’s 40000 installed units making it a market leader. Now adapted for the textile industry, the Textile Spray Applicator system is designed to reduce the environmental footprint of the production and increase productivity, while also reducing cost. The system is equally suitable for wet-on-wet applications as for wet-on-dry.

One of the most significant benefits of the Textile Spray Applicator is the reduction in the amount of chemistry and water applied. This not only saves on precious resources, but also reduces the amount of energy required to dry the textile after treatment. This allows for significant energy savings and possibly an increase in production speed. Baldwin 2The quick change of chemistry can lead to major productivity increases. In traditional methods, the change may take 15 to 30 minutes. With Baldwin’s Spray Applicator, the change takes less than five minutes that, with multiple changes a day, can frees up hours of valuable production time.

“The feedback we have from the market confirms that the ‘green‘profile of the Baldwin Spray Portfolio answers well to the trends in textile manufacturing. Our solutions will not only help companies reduce their environmental footprint, they will also present large opportunities for increasing production capacity and reduce chemistry use and energy that translate into substantial savings in production cost,” said Per Stenflo, Vice President, Product Line Spray.

Baldwin also offers a range of infrared, hot air and LED UV technologies to accelerate the drying and UV curing of coatings on textiles, enabling increased line speed and introducing new applications, as well as surface cleaning systems for textile surfaces and their manufacturing lines, which will allow higher automatization of the processes and reduce safety risks. Baldwin’s advanced filter technology will reduce waste of chemicals and water.



VDMA the German umbrella federation of textile machinery manufacturers

World champion technology at VDMA booth in Hall 1      Logo VDMA

Almost 100 German exhibitors will be present at ITMA ASIA + CITME in Shanghai. They cover nearly all different machinery chapters with a focus on spinning, nonwoven, weaving, knitting, warp knitting and finishing. The VDMA booth (H1F81) is the first contact point for visitors interested in German Technology. Visitors get a compact overview of German manufacturers and their products:

–              The useful pocket guide lists all exhibiting VDMA members by halls and shows their stand location in the hall plans.

Another little helper for the fair visit:

–              Buyers guides textile machinery and nonwoven machinery.

Know how to take home:

–              An updated edition of our publication, describing energy saving potentials of complete chains for the production of t-shirts, textile billboard, architectural fabrics and hygienic nonwovens thanks to German Technologies: “World Champion Technology: Higher Energy Efficiency – Higher Profits”

–              Energy efficiency guide textile machinery (available on USB-stick)

Please see also the interviews below in Fibres and Fabrics!



UCMTF – the French umbrella association of Textile Machinery Manufacturers

The French machinery is worth seeing           Logo UCMTF

Long fibre spinning, yarn twisting and control, heat setting, carpet systems, nonwovens, dyeing and finishing, air and recycling processes.  Seven French Machinery manufacturers, often world leaders on these specific markets, will exhibit their latest developments and know how in Shanghai

Evelyne CHOLET, Secretary General of their Association, says, « at ITMA ASIA+CITME, these companies will be easier to find and, I think, more useful to the visitors than Pokemons». More seriously she adds, « the most well-known textile machinery inventor, Jacquard, was French. Research and development is our DNA. ITMA ASIA+CITME visitors, from China and other Asian countries, should visit our booths to discover each individual company’s innovations. Our companies are SME’s run by entrepreneurs. Innovation is derived mainly from down to earth partnerships with our clients ».

Hubert TRETSCH, of SUPERBA and President of the Association’s promotion Committee would like to focus “on the very effective networks which have been set up by each company to offer the best service to the most remote customers’ locations, service and spare parts. These are very important to get the best use of the machines, and at the end, the best bottom lines for our customers ».

For textile machinery, the Asian markets are most important, particularly the Chinese market which has been more difficult in recent months. Evelyne CHOLET comments “we believe the Chinese textile industry will rebound thanks to its national market. When I travel all over China, I see that most Chinese like fashion as much as smart phones, that they are ready to spend money on apparel. Then I think that the Chinese national market will grow at a fast rate and that the best, most efficient, energy conscious machines will be more and more needed to produce apparel, home and technical textiles. We are well positioned to answer our customers’ needs. Once again, ITMA ASIA+CITME will be a very good opportunity to welcome our customers and establish new contacts”.

The following French companies will exhibit:

NSC Fiber  (Hall 1 Booth F08): N. SCHLUMBERGER and SEYDEL, members of “NSC fibre to yarn” Will introduce during the forthcoming ITMASchlumberger_NSC_Fiber_To_Yarn_Drafting_Head ASIA in Shanghai two new drafting heads: the chain gill drafting head GC40 and the screw gill drafting head GN8. These two types of drafting heads are perfectly adapted to process any kind of wool or wool like fibres as well as Cashmere.

NSC fibre to yarn will introduce its complete product range and in particular the latest developments in combing machine ERA40 and in gillboxes with the GC40 and the GN8.

NSC fiber to yarn will also seize the opportunity and present with its agent Lucky Tide its stock of spare parts in Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu Province.


LAROCHE  (Hall 2 Booth C48): Over the past years, we have been daily reminded the acute environment problems and the shortage on raw materials. This why LAROCHE is proud to haves been one of the LAROCHE_Airlay_FLEXILOFTleading companies around the world, deeply involved in the development of the textile waste recycling technologies, achieving great processes and continuously helping to discover new ecofriendly solutions for the future.

LAROCHE offers today complete processes to open into fibres almost all types of textile waste. Taking as example, the post-consumer garments, LAROCHE’s technologies can open the used garments into fibres removing all the bottoms and zips.

The open fibres are used:

–              To spun yarn again, saving cotton raw material which will reduce water consumption, pesticides on our field and chemicals used during the dyeing and finishing process.

–              For nonwoven, using LAROCHE AIRLAYS technologies. The open fibres could be used as sound acoustic insulation felt for the automotive industry or for building as thermic insulator felt which will reduce energy for heating or for cooling inside the rooms.

 As another example, LAROCHE will supply this year, in Spain, a complete turnkey process to one of the leaders on the paper industry, to clean the vegetal trashes and mineral dust from the gin motes used as raw material. The better cleaning, opening and dosing of these fibres on the existing line, will allows reducing water, chemicals and increasing the quality of the final product.

The objective is to recycle most all textile post-consumer waste to bring a life to new products.


 FIL CONTROL  (Hall 1 Booth B15): FIL CONTROL is recognized for its first class yarn sensors and cutters. The company will present a fullFIL_CONTROL_MYT_picture_on_machine range of new and innovative products during ITMA ASIA 2016.

FIL CONTROL development capacities have been stronger and stronger with more than 12 new sensors and solutions developed during the last 3 years.

The sensors range are applied on a large number of fields and machines such as spinning and drawing (long and short fibres), texturing, assembling and winding, twisting and covering, etc…

The new MYT-T tension sensor uses an innovative and unique on-line tension measurement technology with the advantage of limiting temperature influence and avoiding tension pick to break the sensor head. This sensor is already used on the technical yarn industry and will be adapted soon for other assembling, winding and texturing operation.    


AESA Air Engineering  (Hall 1 Booth D03): AESA Air Engineering is a AESA_P5170072global leader in industrial air conditioning which is so important to optimize the production processes in the textile industry.  In Asia, AESA has offices in India, Singapore and China and a network of agents in many other countries.

AESA combines rigor and experience, particularly for the textile industry, in which the company teams are specialized in spinning, weaving, knitting, nonwovens, dyeing and finishing, man-made fibers. The custom made solutions for each factory are focusing on optimizing the added value in term of precision, reliability, waste management and energy savings.


SUPERBA (Hall 3 Booth C01): SUPERBA is the largest and most experienced manufacturer of high-tech heat- setting machinery.

Since July 2015, SUPERBA is part of the family of companies from the Belgian group VANDEWIELE with very strong synergy effects in the carpet field.

The company develops and produces integrated heat- setting lines for the processing of yarns that are used in the carpet manufacturingSUPERBA_TVP3S industry.

China is an important market for SUPERBA: The Company has established SSRO, a local representation in Shanghai since 2005, under the responsibility of Mr. David Zhang. In addition, in 2008, the company has opened HUASHEN, a warehouse able to deliver OEM high quality spare-parts to the Chinese customers all over China with no delay.

With more than 35 years of experience in the specialized field of high quality tufted and woven carpets, SUPERBA is providing innovative and competitive solutions with a complete range of machines:

The well-known TVP3 heat-setting line is the main product of the company and has been significantly improved over the years leading to the latest version TVP3s that was presented at ITMA 2015. This line is very often completed with friezing devices: here also, the famous MF4 has evolved to the new patented MF400 friezing box, offering the carpet manufacturers a wider range of frieze effects and a newer style of yarn with very even waves. This friezing box can be used as a stand-alone accessory MF400, or be integrated into the new MLU universal laying head that enables to switch from straight-set to frieze mode within minutes.

SUPERBA, already mastering the sophisticated space-dyeing technique for years, is now offering their latest machine type MCD3: this new version is able to continuously dye a bundle of 72 yarns, with a production of up to 300Kgs/h and a range of six spot colours. The new MCD3 also permits a new style of space-dyed yarn thanks to its exclusive bi-colour technology, offering the carpet designer a wider range of possibilities.

SUPERBA also provides the LV3 steaming and shrinking lines for the heat setting of acrylic yarns used in high density – high quality Persian carpets, now extended to 96 ends with a production of up to 10T/day.


DOLLFUS & MULLER (Hall 6 Booth A13): DOLLFUS & MULLER, founded in 1811, manufactures endless felts and dryer belts for the textile finishing and nonwovens factories.

Dollfus_&_Muller_dryer_belts_at_ITMA_Asia_2016The company will exhibit:

–              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

DOLLFUS & MULLER will introduce during ITMA ASIA its improved compacting felt for knit finishing with major evolutions compared to other products in order to serve better the dyeing houses. The compacting felt quality brings a special care to the fabrics thanks to its

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