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ITMA 2015 proves successful for French textile machinery

French manufacturers exhibited a variety of technological innovations, attracting great interest of the international audience.

20th January 2016

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Courbevoie

Industrial, Sustainable, Clothing/​Footwear

Bruno Ameline, the President of UCMTF. © UCMTFITMA 2015, an international trade fair for textile machinery that took place in Milan last November, has proved a success for French exhibitors showcasing their latest technologies at the event, according to UCMTF, the French association of textile machinery manufacturers.

“French exhibitors met many more customers than they expected; many historic, long time, new and future customers who came with real projects. ITMA 2015 has been a great opportunity for each machinery manufacturer to show its latest innovations mainly derived from down-to-earth partnerships with its clients,” commented Bruno Ameline, the President of UCMTF.

Spinning and yarn processing

The manufacturer of textile machinery and complete fibre-to-yarn lines, N. Schlumberger, exhibited new technical innovations, the latest developments on energy savings, as well as the services offered by NSC including the new spare parts warehouses opened in Turkey, Iran and China.

Superba SAS presented its latest technological innovations. The leader in the field of the continuous heat treatment of carpet yarns (heat setting), Superba showed its new TVP/3S line with latest innovations, such as the new MLU Universal laying head.

ITMA 2015 has also been a positive experience for Verdol. The company exhibited the latest CD360, a direct cabler dedicated to embroidery yarns, with new improvements on textile equipment and a fully-electronic drive. Flexibility and performances of these machines have been highly appreciated by visitors, according to the manufacturer.

Fil Control also presented a full range of new and innovative products, such as the online tension sensor MYT, the optical sensor MOS-LC and a new Hall Effect Sensor.

Nonwovens and recycling

A good attendance was registered by Laroche. The company is commissioning two new Airlay lines in its demo room in Cours la Ville (France). The Airlay type Flexiloft 1500+ and Schott & Meissner Topcon thermobonding oven line with high bonding power, precise thickness setting and high compression is available for customer trials.

Bruno Ameline is Chairman/CEO at NSC Groupe, a designer of industrial equipment for textiles of all types. © UCMTF

Airlay type Airfelt/Resin felt 2400 is a simpler type of vertical Airlay, which retains the advantages of true air forming technology. It is suitable for most products used by the automotive and furniture industries.

Air conditioning

AESA, a leader in air engineering for all textile production processes of natural fibres, manmade fibres and filaments, was very happy with the booth attendance.

The company received a strong demand for AESA-FLXICONTROL in spinning and weaving factories, WEAVE DIRECT systems and DIGIVENT control and monitoring system.


Stäubli demonstrated 13 innovations at ITMA. The SAFIR S60 automatic drawing-in machine was successfully launched. Also launched recently is the SAFIR S40 automatic drawing-in system with mobile drawing-in trucks, which is especially interesting for denim weavers. A large part of the booth was dedicated to the newly unveiled ALPHA 500 INNOVATION carpet weaving system. Another highlight and world premiere was the Stäubli product brand Schönherr carpet systems.

Ebelmann, a specialist in hard materials’ machining, showcased a display of cutting devices with technical fibres. This presentation attracted more than 300 visitors including new contacts from the Americas and France.

Laroche develops fibre preparation machinery for the textile and nonwovens industries. © UCMTF

Mallein, a specialist of the beam for warping and weaving, exhibited its new range of aluminium canisters that are said to offer great strength and excellent geometric precision.

Dyeing and finishing

For CDB/Rousselet group, batch centrifuges, suitable for any kind of textile, in any form, with its unique range of basket attracted many customers. Alliance Machines Textiles has exhibited three highly efficient machines during ITMA, including RIVIERA ECO GREEN low liquor dyeing machine, ROTORA beam dyeing machine and LABOJET laboratory dyeing machine.

The ITMA 2015 exhibition was also a success for Dollfus & Muller that presented the new compacting felt for the finishing of knitted fabrics.

Cutting – sealing

The Spoolex team welcomed around 300 visitors to present the lines of products proposed under the well-known brands Calemard, Decoup+ and Roll Concept.

Staubli offers textile machinery solutions for the modern weaving mill. © UCMTF

Decoup+, the ultrasonic cutting/sealing solutions division, has launched with success its new manual ultrasonic welding station for stitching operations without any additional material, on small and medium size series. Roll Concept has established its competence in designing and assembling all in house, low inertia and economical technical rolls (aluminium, steel or composites rollers).

Management solutions

Schaeffer Productique presented its new management solutions, including ERP, BPM, SaaS-Cloud and Mobility applications. The company welcomed more than 160 visitors on its stand.

Schaeffer Productique also received the steering committee of the European standard for textile data interchange (eBIZ), driven by Euratex. Traceability and data exchange, in the heart of the needs of the profession, are also processed by the company’s eBIZ-compatible platform EcolTex.

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