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Circular knitting goes more productive

Mayer & Cie offers open-width frames capable of speeds of 40 rpm in continuous operation (30 inch diameter, fabric width from 2,200 to 2,300 mm), both for mechanical and electronic circular knitting machines, permitting a production increase of 25% over conventional frames with speeds of 32 rpm.

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Schmetz's customised solutions for embroidery

High quality embroidery processes require the use of special needle geometries. Conventional needle geometries often do not correspond to the requirements, for instance in the processing of sequins, with frequent needle size change or when heavy embroidery threads are used.

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A new IDEA for fashion designers

Specialised in solutions for automating the production process of clothing manufacturing companies, Audaces Automation recently set a true milestone in the history of fashion: Audaces Idea software. Audaces, the Brazilian company showcased at IMB 2009 in Cologne, Germany unique products that meet the fashion industries' needs worldwide.

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Spinning & Weaving
Roving twist & its significance

Roving with higher twist gives better speed frame efficiency and large bobbin sizes and lower twist roving gives better draft performance due to less fibre-to-fibre friction.

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Processing, Dyeing & Finishing
Modification of polyester (PET)

The modification of PET fibres for improved dyeability, differential dyeing, antibacterial properties, reduced flammability, high water absorbency and mechanical properties are vital to overcome drawbacks

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Garments, Fashion & Retail
Mass customisation in apparel industry
Mass  customisation  in  apparel  industry

Driving the shift to mass customisation in apparel indutsry is technology that allows clothing manufacturers to manipulate designs quickly at minimal cost, and produce in shorter and more cost-effective runs.

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Instrumentation & IT
Automatic fabric inspection systems
Automatic fabric inspection systems

With the advent of global sourcing, the need for effective quality measurements is more important than ever, and there is a need for a comprehensive, consistent way to establish the quality of goods, for which automated fabric inspection is one such solution.

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Nonwovens & Technical Textiles
Electrospun fibres for protective clothing, wearable power & more
Electrospun fibres for protective clothing, wearable power & more

In his office, MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Professor of Chemical Engineering, Gregory Rutledge keeps a small piece of fabric that at first glance resembles a Kleenex. This tissue-like material, softer than silk, is composed of fibres that are a thousand times thinner than a human hair and holds promise for a wide range of applications including protective clothing, drug delivery and tissue engineering.

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Texas Tech patent for decontamination wipe creation process

The process used to create nonwoven toxic chemical decontamination wipes, such as Texas Tech University’s fibretect™, recently received a patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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Double rapier weaving machines for technical fabrics

The VTR23 for technical fabrics is a double rapier weaving machine inserting simultaneously two fillings. Pile yarns are used to connect the top and bottom fabric. Numerous technical fabrics are woven on the VTR23, ie, distance weaves, multiple layer weaves, geotextiles, filter fabric, etc.

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Application of distance fabrics & multiple layer weaves in technical textiles
Application of distance fabrics & multiple layer weaves in technical textiles

Two-face fabrics are defined by the choice of warp yarn type, weave structure, connecting warp system and the finishing, matching the respective field of application.

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General
Flat knitting interlock structures

What are the methods of development of new structures for flat knitting, which can improve the quality of knitted goods, especially for outerwear?

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Bruckner to showcase new stenter among innovations

For six decades Bruckner is worldwide well-known as supplier of efficient lines for the finishing of woven and knitted fabric. The owner-run company with domicile and production site in Germany is presenting its comprehensive range of products and some new developments in the field of coating.

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Comeztronic CT-11B for extensive range of laces & ribbons

COMEZ will be present in Booth 910/Hall 9 of its agent BENTEKS AS and will exhibit one model from its broad range of machinery.

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Shaggy Rug Pioneer SRP92 on display

Woven on the Universal Shaggy-loop Pioneer USP93 equipped with patented fork-spoon lancets, Van de Wiele is presenting, for the first time at ITM, Super Shaggy-loop carpets, combining long cut pile up to 2 x 50 mm per carpet and loop pile up to 2 x 20 mm.

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Oerlikon focus on speciality yarn spinning

In Istanbul, the exhibits of Oerlikon Schlafhorst and Oerlikon Barmag will dominate the booth of the world market leader for spinning and texturing machines, embroidery machines and production lines for plied yarns as well as with lines for nonwoven fabrics, BCF yarns and man-made staple fibres.

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SSM to present DP5-W, a precision winder

SSM -- the inventor of the electronic yarn traverse system -- is presenting its winding machine: the DP5-W. The DP5-W is a precision winder for medium and fine count technical yarns used for the production of dye packages, for the preparation of packages for weaving, warp knitting and circular knitting as well as for the rewinding operation with or without thread treatment.

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ITEMA Weaving to showcase top models

ITEMA Weaving – an Italian-Swiss House of Brands- - is providing the famous weaving machines Sulzer Textil, Somet and Vamatex and will present the latest innovations in weaving technology.

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Terrot machines: Best cost-to-performance ratio

Terrot as one of the world brand leaders is among the exhibitors at ITM 2009. Perfect circular knitting technology combined with the “Finest Terrot knitted fabrics” is the culmination of well developed machine engineering designed to sharpen the competitive edge of its international customer base.

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Textechno's Cotton Control line instruments

At the ITM 2009, Textechno Herbert Stein GmbH & Co KG, the experts for quality control systems for fibres and yarns, will be present to introduce testing instruments for the textile industry. The company was founded by Mr Herbert Stein on April 1st, 1949 in Mönchengladbach, Germany.

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Hergeth: Specialist in handling all kinds of fibres

Hergeth GmbH, Germany, supplies machines and production lines for handling all kinds of fibres. Its range of machines includes handling fibre bales, opening bales, mixing, cleaning, blending, metering and feeding of fibres as well as inspection systems for fibres and webs.

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90 Italian exhibitors at the forefront

The Italian manufacturers of textile machinery have given a positive answer to this event. At ITM 2009 about 90 Italian companies will exhibit, testifying the great attention paid by the Italian companies to the Turkish market.

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China Textile Industry Summit on eve of ShanghaiTex 2009

Organised by Shanghai International Exhibition Co Ltd, Shanghai Textile Technology Service & Exhibition Center and Adsale Exhibition Services Ltd the 14th International Exhibition on Textile Industry (ShanghaiTex 2009) will be held on June 12 - 15, 2009 at Shanghai New International Expo Center, Pudong, Shanghai, PR China.

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9 French machinery makers at Techtextil 2009
9 French machinery makers at Techtextil 2009

Techtextil in Frankfurt will be a good opportunity to meet machinery manufacturers, the French group will welcome technical textiles and nonwovens producers. French textile machinery manufacturers are often world leaders on their specialities.

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DORNIER pioneers technology to weave technical textiles
DORNIER pioneers technology to weave technical textiles

The Lindauer DORNIER GmbH has always been aware of the importance of technical textiles and has developed their weaving machines for this sector. DORNIER is a pioneer in the market for airbag weaving as well as for manufacturing reinforcement fabrics made of carbon, glass and aramid.

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Have a good Night with 3XDRY®
Have a good Night with 3XDRY®

Textiles with 3XDRY® finish repel water and dirt from the outside (hydrophobic) and absorb moisture from the inside (hydrophilic). Clothing with 3XDRY® keeps the body dryer, prevents perspiration stains and produces a cooling effect.

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Profitable production of technical textiles thanks to ITEMA Weaving

The preconditions for successful production of technical textiles in a highly competitive market are know-how, innovation and the right weaving technology, plus a strong and reliable partner. ITEMA Weaving has been the leading manufacturer of weaving machines for technical applications for many years, and can supply the appropriate weft insertion system, with the necessary special equipment, to meet every requirement.

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Coated fabrics for optimum protection & flexibility
Coated fabrics for optimum protection & flexibility

The importance of coated fabrics in the future -- this is what ContiTech AG will be demonstrating at Techtextil, the world's largest trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens, which takes place June 16 - 18, 2009, in Frankfurt/Main.

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Bruckner's innovative coating technologies

For six decades Bruckner, worldwide, is well-known as supplier of modular well-tuned lines for the finishing of woven and knitted fabric. The family-run company with domicile and production site in Germany invested in the last years specifically in the strongly growing market of Technical Textiles.

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4 Spanish textile machinery makers with new hopes

From 16th to 18th June 2009, TECHTEXTIL will be held in Frankfurt and the Spanish companies will be presenting the latest technologies in the Technical Textile.

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