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Billy Hunter meets Monforts Vice President, Klaus Heinrichs at ITMA in Barcelona
Leading dyeing and finishing machinery manufacturer A. Monforts Textilmaschinen showcased its latest products for dyeing, finishing and sanforising at ITMA 2011 in Barcelona with special emphasis on energy saving solutions and environmental protection.
The Mönchengladbach based company showed its wares on an impressive open plan 500 m² booth. Before
Billy Hunter reports from Barcelona
The best knitting and probably textile technology story at the recent ITMA in Barcelona, was for me, the simultaneous introduction of combined spinning-knitting machines by three leading circular knitting machine builders - Germany's Mayer & Cie and Terrot and Taiwan's Pailung.
All three companies had obviously been developing their concepts for some time before ITMA, but only two showed