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Groz-Beckert welcomes over 2,000 visitors during ITM 2018

Groz-Beckert showcased products and services of the company’s product areas Knitting, Weaving, Nonwovens and Carding.

27th April 2018

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Albstadt/Istanbul


Groz-Beckert, a leading provider of industrial machine needles, precision parts and fine tools, has welcomed more than 2,000 visitors at its booth during the International Textile Machinery Exhibition (ITM) in Istanbul, Turkey, last week, showcasing products and services of the company’s product areas Knitting, Weaving, Nonwovens and Carding.

With a share of 89%, most of the visitors to the Groz-Beckert booth were from Turkey. The second largest group was from Uzbekistan and the Islamic Republic of Iran placed third. According to the company, the ITM 2018 in Istanbul resulted in many interesting discussions and new incentives and was a resounding success.


The product area Knitting put the emphasis on the interaction of needles and system parts. Transparent knitting and warp knitting machines gave visitors unique insights into the interplay of all components. The CircularKnit exhibit showcased the productivity and variety of the Groz-Beckert product range by presenting the interplay between cylinder, needles and system parts for different technologies.

Two other “transparent” machines from the legwear and warp knitting fields rounded off the product presentation. Each of the four acrylic glass machines had individually removable elements for detailed viewing. A special highlight at the booth was the live presentation of Groz-Beckert’s online Customer Portal Knitting, which offers an enhanced digital product catalogue, as well as a lot of information about the knitting technologies. Additionally, the platform is equipped with an easily accessible, permanently growing knowledge data base.

Other segments

In the product area Weaving, Groz-Beckert among others presented the quick and universal warp tying machine KnotMaster AS/3. With four tying methods, single knots, automatic repetition, doubles detector and yarn break detector, the high-performance knotting machine is designed to provide many useful features and, with its widespread range of applications, it is one of the bestsellers among the standard versions.

In the product area Felting, the jet strip model HyTec P occupied the centre stage. Its improved handling through optimized elasticity leads to a higher service life of the jet strip. Furthermore, the higher scratch resistance of HyTec P prevents it from damages when being inserted into the machine.

The product area Carding highlighted SiroLock, as well as EvoStep doffer and worker wires at the ITM. Together, they are said to guarantee a homogeneous fibre distribution and minimised fibre consumption in the nonwovens process. For the spinning industry, the product area Carding showcased a special doffer wire for synthetic fibres with a rib of 0.70 mm and 520 PPSI for the processing of microfibers. In addition to that, Carding exhibited revolving tops and stationary flats.

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