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Gamechanging ITMA kicks off New revolution
Is 2015 a watershed year for the textile technologies? Is the ITMA 2015 a gamechanger for the global textile industry? Joseph S, who witnessed some developments at the Fiera Milano Rho, attempts to explore the sentiments that prevailed at the fairgrounds.
BRUCKNER introduces new energy management tool
A company that specialises in manufacturing machines for finishing textile and film webs, BRÜCKNER Trockentechnik GmbH & Co. KG intends to introduce assistance systems for plant operators onto the market. The family-owned company, an active member of the VDMA, expects the tools to unlock energy savings and free up 30 percent of the reserve capacity in German-manufactured systems.
Weaving quality filament yarn fabrics
The weaving of filament yarns calls for a greater amount of skill and dexterity on the part of the operatives and supervisors. Many drastic changes in operating conditions and procedures and even modifications of equipment are sometimes necessary to weave these yarns. A high level of regularity along their length, the lustre and lie of filaments give the fabrics made from these yarns a sheer surface, which shows up the defects radially.
Variable frequency drives: Making Indian textile more sustainable
With the ´Make in India´ thrust gaining ground across industries, our focus today should be on the textile industry where India is touted to be second largest producer of textiles and garments in the world. The Indian textiles and apparel industry is expected to grow to a size of $223 billion by 2021, according to a report by Technopak Advisors.
M aster the Art of Sustainable Innovation’ is the avowed message for ITMA 2015 & rightly so. Humanity cannot make the Earth sick due to its greed. It is very easy to grasp the meaning of ethics in the sustainability exercise because textile manufacturing being one of the worst polluters on Earth needs to clean its act, by the R-routes -- Reuse, Reduce & Recycle.
A.T.E.: Energising future with eco concerns
A.T.E. was founded as a part of India´s freedom movement. The idea ´ to sell high quality German textile machinery in India to challenge the prevailing British monopoly in the field. A.T.E. encompasses three essential elements of life ´ Air, Water, and Energy.
Polysistec participates in Mermaids´ European project
Polysistec participated in the Mermaids project in consortium with three European partners: CNR (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche; Italy), PSF (Plastic Soup Foundation; Netherland) and LEITAT (Spanish Technological Center). The main objective of the project is to help mitigate the impact of micro particles (micro and/or nanoplastics) caused from clothes attrition during laundry washes.
Chemical management, first step to achieve eco-friendly textiles
The focus of brands on chemical management across their supply chains has traditionally been the ´tip of the iceberg´, that is, their direct contractual vendors. Their influence beyond direct vendors (the Tier 1 suppliers) has been minimal.
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