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Picanol at ITMA Asia

Two new rapiers – the GTMax-i 3.0S and GTMax-S – to be premiered.

1st June 2021

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Leper, Belgium


Picanol will unveil a number of new weaving machine developments at the forthcoming ITMA ASIA + CITME in Shanghai from June 12-16.

“Our R&D team has been developing some really exciting innovations that will be displayed at the Shanghai show,” said Picanol vice president Johan Verstraete. “We will be showing two airjets and five rapiers, including one for weaving terry towels. There will be an additional rapier machine in jacquard execution at the Bonas booth. Picanol is really looking forward to this event, especially after the close cooperation between CTMA and Cematex has transformed it into the most important biennial meeting point not only for the Asian market but for the global textile industry.”

In addition to displaying the many innovations made to its range of both airjet and rapier machines, Picanol will also be premiering two new rapiers – the GTMax-i 3.0S will be shown in a four-colour dobby execution, weaving a denim style and GTMax-S will be an eight-colour dobby machine with a 380cm reed width weaving a silk fabric.

The company will also demonstrate an OptiMax-i gripper machine in free flight execution of 540cm width for specific technical segments.

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