A practical guide to ITME 2016 in Mumbai, India (updated Dec.5, 2016)

A practical guide to ITME 2016 in Mumbai, India (updated Dec. 5, 2016)

TextileFuture presents selected textile machinery manufacturers with their novelties or specialties focused on the Indian market. The presentation is in alphabetical order


India International Textile Machinery Exhibitions India ITME Logo

India ITME event was conceptualized in 1979; its 1st event was executed in 1980 in Mumbai, India. Today this event has become backbone of Textile and textile engineering industry in India. India ITME has grown leaps and bounds to be one of the largest in this sector internationally.

 The event serves the nation & neighbouring region in supporting & promoting the textile industry by providing:

  • Access to modern technology from across the globe
  • Interaction with agents/distributors
  • Creating new business opportunity for joint ventures, investments & setting up new units

Special focus is given to developing market in Asia, Middle East & Africa. This event is supported by industry association, educational institutions & governing bodies in India as well as from countries which has textile industry as major economic activity. 

India ITME event is held once in every four years & has now completed 35 years of existence with highly successful Nine Exhibitions in India.

Greetings from India ITME Society and its President

Dear Sir or Madam,

Sajiv LathiaIt is my pleasure to invite your presence and participation in the 10th edition of Indian International Textile Machinery Exhibition to be held in Mumbai Exhibition Centre, Mumbai from 3rd -8th December 2016.

India is home to world’s 2nd largest textile industry with an increasing opportunity & demand for Textile Machinery, Accessories/Spare parts, Fibre & Yarns, Chemical & Dyes and other allied services.

The growing domestic demand for textiles coupled with growth in exports are driving the demand for all the machinery, raw materials including textile dyes & chemicals. One area where opportunity and demand is rising is the waste water technology for textiles, especially in processing units. Indian Textile Industry has also attracted investments in the last 4 years especially in Dyeing & Printing sectors, Garment Sector, Nonwoven sector etc. giving further rise to demand in Textile Machinery & Services.

India ITME-2016 presents the largest opportunity & platform for the manufacturers and businessmen from textile industry to be right at the centre of world’s 2nd largest market. Meet the customers directly, expand your agent/dealer network in the region, re-establish and consolidate the business relations with industry members not only from India but also from the neighboring textile markets such as Bangladesh, Srilanka, Myanmar, Pakistan and Middle East. The textile industry of these countries are upcoming and have an easy access route to India, making it convenient for them to converge at ITME-2016 held every 4 years.

Business visitors and buyers throng India ITME Exhibition making it an ideal business platform for textile machinery manufacturers across the globe interested in doing business with India and other S.E. Asian countries.

The 10th India International Textile Machinery Exhibition is designed to be bigger, better & bolder with its strategic location, easy access to neighbouring countries, low cost travel and stay creating a friendly, conducive and best textile business event in this part of the globe.

Ensure your presence and participation at spectacular India ITME-2016.

Looking forward to welcoming you to India ITME-2016.

With Regards,

Sanjiv Lathia




WTiN Textile Finishing Conference

At ITME 2016 in Mumbai – the most important textile technology exhibition in South Asia –International Dyer / WTiN will combine their knowledge with the expertise of SDC International Ltd, the subcontinent’s branch of the prestigious Society of Dyers and Colourists, to run the 1-day WTiN Textile Finishing Conference on December 4, 2016

The conference theme: ‘Efficient and sustainable approaches to textile wastewater, exploring a topic that has become a high priority for textile companies across Asia.

Some of the confirmed speakers are:

  • Anjani Prasad, Head of Textile Specialties, Archroma, India
  • Ullhas Nimkar, Managing Director, NimkarTek Technical Services
  • Mukesh Matta, Vice President, Pratibha Syntex
  • Dr Nupur Bahadur, Asst. Professor, Amity Institute of Nanotechnology,/span>

Please check the programme here.

Tickets can be purchased online through the conference website. Book online

The conference is organised by World Textile Information Network (WTiN) in partnership with SDC International. All delegate payments will be collected by SDC International.  



The French Machinery presents the latest novelties

The Indian textile industry, the second most important worldwide, and the French textile machinery manufacturers, the 6th exporters, have historically established strong ties. The French manufacturers, often world leaders on their specific markets, are offering state-of- the-art machinery and service in long fibre spinning, yarn twisting and control, heat setting, carpet systems, nonwovens, dyeing and finishing, air and recycling processes. The 10th edition of INDIA ITME, from December 3 to 8 in Mumbai will be a very easy opportunity for the textile industrialists from India and the neighbouring countries to see the French latest developments.

Evelyne CHOLET, Secretary General of the French Manufacturers Association states, “Our strategy is based on R&D. We are the successors of Jacquard, the most well-known textile machinery inventor. He was French. R & D is our DNA. INDIA ITME visitors, from India and other countries, should visit our booths to discover each individual company’s innovations which are mainly derived 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 ».

The French machinery manufacturers are well established in India, they operate with long time partners. They often visit India; for example, their latest road show in Delhi and Surat attracted more than 300 textile companies from Delhi, Panipat, Ludhiana, Amritsar, Ahmedabad, Silvassa, Vapi, Baroda, Vadorara ….

The French teams are very dedicated to their customers and 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 French companies will exhibit:

NSC Fiber to Yarn                           

Schlumberger_NSC_Fiber_To_Yarn_Drafting_HeadN. SCHLUMBERGER and SEYDEL, members of “NSC fibre to yarn” (Hall 1A, Booth H1S4will introduce during the forthcoming INDIA ITME in Mumbai 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 fiber 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.



LAROCHE, Eco friendly solutions for the future


Over the past 30 years, LAROCHE (Hall 1 A, Booth H1R4) has been one of the leading 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_Airlay_FLEXILOFT

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 fibers removing all the bottoms and zips.

The open fibres are used:

–                  For respinning, saving cotton raw material which will reduce water consumption, pesticides on our fields and chemicals used during the dyeing and finishing process.

–                  For nonwoven, using LAROCHE AIRLAYS technologies. The open fibres can 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.

LAROCHE has supplied in 2015 a complete line from old garments to final Nonwoven felts in Guatemala.

LAROCHE_new_AIRFELT_with_RESINFELT_optionThis line allows the recycling of old garments that can’t be used in the second hand market, giving these textiles a new life in the bedding upholstery industry.

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



AESA Air Engineering is a global leader in industrial air conditioning

AESA Air Engineering is a global leader in industrial air conditioning (Hall 1 Booth A19) which is so important to optimize the productionAESA_DSC00317 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 is the most experienced manufacturer of high-tech heat setting

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 manufacturing industry.

India is an important and promising market for SUPERBA: since 2014, the company has a new agent in Mumbai, ATE, established in 1939, under the responsibility of Mr. Vikas Sharan.

The textile industry has always been very strong in India and many of second hand machineries were found on the market; nowadays, more and more Indian customers are investing in brand new lines.  They want to benefit from the latest technology, energy saving process, high productivity, also be able to offer high-quality end products to domestic and export markets.

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 theSUPERBA_TVP3S 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 colors. 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.

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.

SUPERBA will be present at ITME-India on the VANDEWIELE booth in Hall 6 – stand H6D9.



Dollfus & Muller is focused on endless felts and dryer belts

DOLLFUS & MULLER, founded in 1811, manufactures endless felts and dryer belts for the textile finishing factories.

Dollfus_&_Muller_dryer_belts_at_INDIA_ITME_2016The company will exhibit during the coming INDIA ITME 2016 show:

–        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 INDIA ITME 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 smoothest surface, has an excellent guiding and the best compacting rate in relations with its new exclusive compacting felt design.

The Dollfus & Muller sanforizing palmer felts are ideal for denim producers. The company will as well show its proven durable sanfor felts. The Dollfus & Muller Sanfor felts are recognised by most of the major machine makers as the best felts.New_compacting_felt_introduced_by_Dollfus_&_Muller_during_INDIA_ITME_2016

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. The company manufactures many exclusive dryer belts for digital printing dryers. Dollfus & Muller has the widest range of printing dryer belts and the strongest dryer belts.

The Indian market is very important for DOLLFUS & MULLER, the French company is represented by different agents in India:

–        for sanforizing felts, Mr. Premal R. JOSHI, company TRANS WORLD MARKETING in MUMBAI

–        for compacting felts, Mr. Viren DALAL, company TEXTHERM in MUMBAI

–        for compacting felts, Mr. S.B. Ramesh CHANDAR, company LORDS CONSULTANCIES in TIRUPUR




CREALET at the India ITME 2016 in Mumbai

We round-up this year’s exhibition activities in Mumbai at the India ITME 2016 ().

Crealet will participate at the tenth edition of ITME in Mumbai for technical textiles and nonwovens held December 3-8, 2016 at the Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre in Mumbai, India (Hall 7, Booth B11a)

CREALET, the world’s leading manufacturer of electronically controlled warp feed systems, will be represented at the booth of Rajiv DALAL.

CEO Walter Wirz and Andreas Wirz (technical assistant) will be available in Mumbai to discuss particular applications in detail and to find solid solutions with convincing results.

Applications include fabrics for advertising, coating carriers, printing grounds, tarpaulins, awnings, safety textiles, geotextiles and reinforcing textiles for the construction industry.

CREALET is a reliable partner for a wide variety of textile companies worldwide in the manufacture of technical textiles and intelligent fabrics.

CREALET, Switzerland, was founded in 2003, with the aim of developing electronically controlled warp feed systems for weaving machines. The company has established itself as a market leader in this area; this fact has led to an impressive product range that is precisely oriented to the requirements of customers and the high demands of the market.


German Dornier Lindau is focussing on Green Machines

DORNIER’s “Green Machines” provide the highest weaving quality for technical textiles, sophisticated decorative fabrics and excellent clothing fabrics

Lindauer Dornier GmbH will present innovative machine concepts for the production of highly sophisticated fabrics at the ITME in Mumbai. Under Dornier’s sustainability motto “The Green Machine”, the family company, which manufactures the machines exclusively in Germany, will present the latest technical solutions which allow producing the most modern technical textiles, sophisticated decorative fabrics and clothing with refined quality for the premium segment with very high economic efficiency.

Furthermore, as at the ITMA 2015 and ITMA Asia 2016, Dornier as the technological market leader will present comprehensive solutions for “green technologies”. Citing the traditional green colour of Dornier’s weaving machines, this also encompasses the “sustainable effect” of the fabrics produced on them. Their performance is of decisive importance in many sectors: Whether finest filters for purifying water or air, airbags and antiballistic structures to protect against death or injuries, composites made of glass or carbon fibres to reduce moving masses and consequently the CO2 emission. For all these and many more applications, DORNIER’s “Green Machines” are indispensable tools manufacturing customized precision fabrics.DORNIER_P2_Typ_TGV4_S_G_klein

The latest machine types of the DORNIER system family comprising rapier and air-jet weaving machines are the centre point of the presentation. Experts will demonstrate how Indian weavers can utilize the superior DORNIER technology to master the current weaving mill demands as to the highest quality for fabrics and applications in the individual segments.

Peter D. Dornier, Chairman of the executive board, on the India ITME participation: “India is not only a fascinating country, but has become one of our most important markets worldwide concerning weaving and specialty machines. It is many years now in which we are close to our Indian customers. DORNIER has a subsidiary in Mumbai since the year 2000 that operates under the name DORNIER Machinery India Private Ltd. (InDO) as a legally independent entity since 2005. With a plant expansion last autumn to nearly 900 m², InDO has prepared itself for the market growth.

India’s annual economic growth has been above 7 % during the last years. The country is on the way to becoming a leading industrial nation.

DORNIER’s share in this development has been quite considerable with about 5000 new and used rapier and air-jet weaving machines producing precision fabrics in India (besides of that more than 35 large Dornier biaxial film stretching lines for thermoplastic films are currently operating in the country – making it the no. 1 polyester packaging film producer in the world). Along with this, India will continue to improve product quality and utilize the best and most modern machines for production. The high number of Indian textile manufacturers visiting the ITMA reflects this trend and we are very pleased that Dornier’s outstanding quality is highly valued. The India ITME gives us the perfect opportunity to demonstrate directly the many advantages of our leading weaving machine technology.”

The presentation of technical textiles focuses mainly on fabrics that cannot be produced on weaving machines of other manufacturers with regard to quality and economic efficiency providing thus a unique selling point for the weavers. Examples can be found in all application areas of technical textiles from environment and geotextiles to construction textiles, industrial and 3D textiles up to the automobile and aircraft industries as well as aerospace.

For sophisticated decorative fabrics, Dornier will be pleased to demonstrate to the Indian weavers, in the premium segment, how to implement Dornier’s technical advantage in weaving machines to also meet the latest and fancy demands. The decorative textile sector continues to be adventurous and develops more and more new patterns and material combinations. This trend is illustrated at the upcoming decorative fabrics exhibition in Frankfurt by “Explorations” as central theme. DORNIER’s principle still applies: “Our weaving machines can efficiently transform practically everything that can be wound on a bobbin into a high quality, high value fabric”. Especially with complex patterns or fancy yarns, fabrics produced on DORNIER weaving machines attain excellent quality combined with very high productivity.

Dornier will be pleased to demonstrate to Indian weavers how they can produce premium quality with high productivity in the rapidly growing market of especially high value and sophisticated clothing fabrics.

In all production segments with the highest demands on fabrics DORNIER weaving machines provide unique performance and process reliability through a consequent exchange of ideas with customers, the inventiveness of DORNIER engineers as well as the quality of the production in Germany.

“Quality creates value” – the focal point at the India ITME with the following weaving machines and applications:

DORNIER_P2_Typ_TGV4_S_G_kleinThe rapier weaving machine P2 is a further development of the Dornier rapier weaving machine P1 with positive central transfer. With this machine a high density filter fabric with a width of 320 cm can be woven, for example, which was only possible with custom made machines up until now. The extremely high density is achieved by a specially developed cloth take-up, an absolute uniformity of the filling density and a reed impact force of 50 kN. Such a high reed impact force requires regulation of the warp tensions to a constant value with the warp let-off and cloth take-up.

In order to control this warp tension, the Dornier SyncroDrive® with its stable speed is decisive for shedding. The load peaks in the complete shedding motion are therefore minimized and the uniform fabric produced always has the same mesh count per cm2.

This is another requirement for a high quality filter fabric in addition to the density. The new rapier weaving machine P2 provides weavers a multitude of new application options as well as the chance to open up new markets. As real “Green Machine” it will prove its special strength and sturdiness above all in fields that require more efficient, heavier and denser fabrics with highest regularity. This applies, e. g. for filter fabrics for wet, fluid and solid matter filtration or for soot particle separation etc.

On the latest version of Dornier’s rapier weaving machine P1, complex functional fabrics can be produced from different materials. The wideitema Terry application spectrum of the P1 ranges from high value silk fabrics with 16 filling colours for example for imaginative ladies outerwear fabrics up to carbon, glass or coated lattices with coarsest yarn counts in warp and filling, and densities of 0.5 threads/cm or even lower. The filling insertion controlled in every phase allows processing an exceptionally wide range of yarn types and counts. This ranges from finest silk threads and monofilaments to glass roving and up to coarsest fancy yarns. The yarn count range is between 7 den and 4500 tex.

Upholstery fabrics for office chairs are one of the applications presented at the ITMA. Elastic monofilaments and different flock yarns are used in the filling. The colour of the fabric can be chosen individually according to customer wishes. This challenging elastic material of high quality can only be woven using a very precise warp regulation. The regulation must ensure a predefined tension curve from full to empty warp beam. For this purpose, the rapier weaving machine P1 is equipped with a warp tension measuring system where sensors control the actuators by means of the warp let-off control thus ensuring a constant warp tension.

A completely different example that illustrates the application variety of the rapier weaving machine P1 comes from sophisticated ladies outerwear. Here, a very high value fabric with 16 filling colours and different materials can be woven with an insertion rate of up to 600 fillings per minute. The basis for weaving such a multifaceted blended fabric is the well sold Dornier filling insertion with positive controlled centre transfer ensuring a precise and reliable insertion of different filling yarns. Furthermore, a multitude of machine functions and components, in part patented, such as, e. g. Dornier MotoLeno® for the selvedge creation or Dornier AirGuide® for a precise rapier guidance in the shed, guarantee topmost process reliability.

Dornier’s air-jet weaving machine A1 also provides an exceptionally wide application variety

Whether combined with a cam machine, a Jacquard machine with up to 12000 lifting hooks, a dobby machine with up to 16 shafts or a Dornier EasyLeno® unit, the A1 is the perfect tool for creative, economic and precise production of technical textiles, home textiles and clothing fabrics – in nominal machine widths from 150 to 540 cm.

The style spectrum of the versatile A1 for technical textiles ranges from spinnaker silk to airbag and conveyor fabrics up to Jacquard car upholstery. In clothing fabrics, from wool to Africa damask up to functional textiles and, for decorative fabrics, from multi-width Jacquard table linen to finest curtains.

In the area of high value automobile textiles, market leaders from all over the world have trusted the high flexibility and productivity of Dornier air-jet weaving machines for almost 20 years. Today, products for the sectors tire cord, car upholstery or truck tarpaulins previously produced on projectile or flexible rapier weaving machines are produced considerably cheaper with better quality on DORNIER air-jet weaving machines. The air-jet weaving machine generation A1 opens up further substitution potential in these and other areas.

Air-jet weaving machine A1 also delivers outstanding results when weaving the finest wool in the very highest premium quality as produced by leading weaving mills all over the world. The special challenge here is to produce a fabric with this quality whilst meeting the most demanding requirements with high productivity. The Dornier air-jet weaving machine meets this challenge with its gentle filling insertion (“senza pelosità”, which means no hairiness of the fabric) in combination with automatic filling break repair. But Dornier would not be Dornier if productivity and quality were not continuously driven on. In industrial use, this has already been successful in the unique DORNIER quality by prominent Italian wool weavers with an insertion rate of up to 1000 fillings per minute. The heart of the Dornier “weave-by-wire” technology is the patented drive concept Dornier SyncroDrive®. It is a very low maintenance weaving machine drive based on servomotors without clutch-brake unit. The close of shed is adjustable electronically during weaving via Dornier ErgoWeave®, style data are archived and therefore reproducible.

The newly developed nozzle concept, which allows a gentle acceleration of the filling thread, and the high performance carbon shafts further reduce vibrations during shedding.

During Jacquard weaving with the Dornier SyncroDrive®, the weaving machine and Jac

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