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26th September 2017, Yazd

Santex Rimar Group retraces Silk Road in Iran

Santex Rimar Group, a leading machine manufacturer for weaving, textile finishing, nonwovens, technical textiles and green technologies, has presented a second Future Textile Road event to underline its commitment to the textiles industry development. The event drivers are research, dialogue and intercultural cooperation, open innovation and new technology implementation.

The event took place in Yazd, Iran, where a branch of the Silk Road skirts the Western and Southern edges of Iran’s central desert. “Yazd can be called Iran textiles industry hub: textiles industry in this province includes about ten percent of the total spinning capacity and a quarter of total weaving capacity in the country,” the company reports.

Once again Future Textile Road investigated the theme of osmosis between the Persian textiles trends and Italian technology. © Santex Rimar Group

According to the manufacturer, the aim of Future Textile Road is to build an innovative platform for the future development of the global textiles industry and the long-term construction of the cooperation between countries.

Agreement with Yazd University

During the event, Santex Rimar Group signed an agreement with Yazd University for supplying a SMIT rapier weaving machine with the purpose to train students on the latest textile technologies and do research jointly.

Presenting at the event were Aliasghar Alamdar-Yazdi and Dr Seyed Abbas Mir Jalili, from the Textile Engineering Department of Yazd University, Mr Kamalian, from the Sanat va Maadan Bank - Mine & Industries Bank, Federico Businaro, General Manager of Santex Rimar Italy, and Enrico Valsecchi, Sales Head of SMIT, as well as Giancarlo Grandesso, from Gi.Vi.Co, SMIT agent in Iran, who has been a strategic partner for the organisation of the event.

During the event, Santex Rimar Group signed an agreement with Yazd University. © Santex Rimar Group

Contents shifted from the relationship between University and local textiles companies to the financial tools for Iranian entrepreneurs who want to buy equipment – from the latest developments of SMIT to the trends of fabrics design of Spring/Summer 2018.

Unique opportunity

The event represented a unique opportunity to the attendees to visit the factory of SMIT customer Reza Soltani: with more than 36 years of experience, he begun weaving traditional fabrics before focusing mainly on upholstery fabrics, which are among the best products of SMIT rapier weaving machines.

“Long before Islam, Yazd has had a very effective role in production of gold cloth and at the time of the Mughal and the Safavid Yazd people had been one of the main weavers and producers of fabric in our country and these products can be seen in the great museums of the world. SMIT has been present in the country for 40 years and today counts more than 3,000 installed machines – 1,000 in Yazd area only,” he said.

The event represented a unique opportunity to the attendees to visit the factory of SMIT customer Reza Soltani. © Santex Rimar Group

Once again Future Textile Road investigated the theme of osmosis between East and West, between the Persian textiles trends and Italian technology.

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