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Picanol exhibits latest weaving tech at Techtextil

Sep 09, 2020
Picanol exhibits latest weaving tech at Techtextil

Picanol displayed its latest textile machinery at Cinte Techtextil expo, in booth E-3-A15. The trade fair for technical textile and nonwoven products was held from September 2-4, 2020, at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. Picanol is one of the industry leaders for high-tech weaving machines in the sector of technical textiles.

The company presented the OptiMax-i rapier machines at the expo. The wide OptiMax-i rapier machines can be equipped with positive guided grippers in widths up to 212-inch (540 cm). This demonstrates how Picanol can efficiently replace obsolete projectile technology for such applications as agro-textiles, packaging, and carpet backings. Picanol can also present the new free flight execution for the OptiMax-i machines, extending the weaving width up to an impressive 460 cm. This has set a new benchmark for the weaving of very sensitive yarns, such as zero twist yarns in coating fabrics. Another innovation is the introduction of wasteless on the Left Hand Side in four colours (“Ecofill 4”), where significant cost savings can be realised. In regard to airjet machines, the new SmartShed technology which was introduced on the most recent OmniPlus-I weaving machine, already delivers the flexibility and performance in order to compete successfully, according to a press release by the company.

All of these developments complete Picanol’s offerings for coated fabrics, conveyor belting, glass fibre, tyre cords, and airbags, among all other technical fabrics. As a global leader in the industry of weaving machines, Picanol offers technical weavers solutions for specific applications, based on machine platforms that are also applied in mainstream applications. In this way, also technical customers enjoy state of the art technology and performance, combined with the evident advantages our leading position offers them: large R&D resources, streamlined high quality production and assembly processes and a worldwide sales and services network.