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Itema exhibits weaving innovations at ITMACH India

Itema is a trusted partner of many Indian weaving mills, from large textile conglomerates to smaller textile manufacturers.

20th November 2019

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Colzate/Ahmedabad

Clothing/​Footwear, Industrial

A9500-2. © Itema

Itema, a leading provider of best-in-class weaving solutions, including weaving machines, OEM spare parts and integrated services, is exhibiting at ITMACH India at The Exhibition Centre in Ahmedabad, next month.

India represents one of the most interesting textiles industries in the world, featuring numerous textiles districts throughout the country and producing a wide range of woven fabrics. Over the years, the evolution of Indian weaving mills has been remarkable, due to the increasing introduction of the most modern and advanced weaving machinery and the ability to produce ever-more sophisticated fabrics, including technical textiles.

Itema is a trusted partner of many Indian weaving mills, from large textile conglomerates to smaller textile manufacturers, providing the most advanced and user-friendly weaving technology and real-time assistance, from the initial negotiation stage and throughout the whole machine life cycle.

Itema weaving innovations

From the weaving technology point of view, the Itema team will deeply illustrate to ITMACH visitors the latest novelties and advancements implemented by the company. In particular, on the airjet weft insertion side Itema launched on the market during ITMA 2019 in Barcelona the second generation of its airjet model, the A9500-2. It is designed to sum up all the best features of its predecessors and further enhances machine performances, cost savings and textile efficiency. Main machine innovations are:

  • New and optimised pneumatic platform
  • Revised machine structure to increase the air tank capacity ensuring superior textile performances even at the highest speeds
  • The brand-new Bi-Power stretch nozzle, designed to ensure perfect weft catching pick by pick, air consumption reduction and increased fabric quality by keeping the weft perfectly straight in the fabric
  • The brand-new heald frames SKYFRAME - Itema exclusive proprietary technology

R9500-2denim. © Itema

R9500-2denim. © Itema

On the rapier side, Itema is nowadays leading the denim market production on rapier weaving technology thanks to the prowess of its R9500-2denim. Unique in the industry, the R9500-2denim is equipped with:

  • iSAVER, which eliminates the weft and warp waste on the left-hand side of the fabric
  • The denim-dedicated SK UltraLight Weft Transfer System that, thanks to reduced dimensions and lightweight rapiers and to the TLC-Triple Layer Carbon tape, ensures maximum textile efficiency and extended components lifetime
  • iBOOSTER package, designed to boost machine’s performances, without compromising reliability

Itema acquisition of Schoch

ITMACH will be the first formal platform to introduce to the Indian textiles industry stakeholders the new partnership between Itema and Schoch, a leading producer of reeds and accessories for textile looms headquartered in Italy and in India, of which Itema recently acquired majority stakes.

Following to the acquisition of majority stakes in Lamiflex completed in 2017 and the recent agreement reached with PTMT (ex Panter) finalised to the establishment of Itematech – the Itema Technical Textiles Division, the agreement signed with Schoch group represents a further significant step for the synergic development of key weaving machine’s accessories, as well as a remarkable reinforcement of Schoch commercial network.

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