French Textile Machinery at INDIA ITME 2012 - Indian-French partnership

BOMBAY, 02-12-2012

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“India is a major player in the textile industry”, says Bruno AMELINE, the Chairman of the French Textile Machinery Manufacturers’ Association. He adds “We have already very good customers whom we consider our partners, but the Indian textile industry needs an urgent modernization which will be implemented, may be with some delays, with the support of the Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme (TUFS) put in place by the Indian government.”

The French machinery manufacturers know quite well the market thanks to local representations, seminars organized regularly, the latest being in 2007 and 2010 in Delhi, Ludhiana, several times in Mumbai and the next seminar to be held in 2013.
INDIA ITME is a major event and the French machinery will again be active there in December 2012.

“Our goal is always to create new opportunities for direct personal contacts with our customers, try to analyze and understand their needs and design technical solutions for enhancing their competitiveness. We are not working with a short term strategy, our commitment is a long term one” says Evelyne CHOLET, the Association Secretary General.
Let’s remember that the French textile machinery has played a particularly important role in the historical development of the textile industry and is continuing to do so as it will be seen at next INDIA ITME. In particular, think about the illustrious name of JACQUARD, the French inventor of the most sophisticated weaving technology!

For the long fibre spinning industry: new techniques to improve dramatically the quality standards, the operating and maintenance costs, and on line quality controls. The innovating range includes the design of complete lines.
For the twisting and texturing of yarns: the opportunity to develop high-tech yarns for traditional and technical applications
Jacquard machines and dobbies developments make feasible spectacular increases in the speed of the production processes together with higher quality and more reliability.
Dyeing: consistency improvements together with energy and water savings.
In new sectors of the textile industry like the nonwoven processes the French machinery is also at the pinpoint of innovation.
Recycling the textile materials at the end of their life cycle and transform them into new products, being environmentally friendly, is also an issue on which the French machinery manufacturers are among world leaders.
French machinery manufacturers are less and less offering standard machines but, more and more, tailor made solutions designed with their customers and partners to enable these customers to introduce new products with high added value and compete successfully in their own national market and in the open world.
The following French companies will exhibit at INDIA ITME and will welcome visitors to study their projects and offer innovative solutions.
More information can be found on the website:

NSC Fibre To Yarn HALL 1 - STAND H7
Long staple fibre processing technology

NSC Fibre To Yarn is a world leader in fibre textile machinery including such well-known brands as
N. Schlumberger, Sant’ Andrea Novara, Cognetex and Seydel. It has over 25,000 of its machines currently operating around the world.

NSC Fibre To Yarn continues to develop and propose an innovating product range including:
- complete spinning lines of the long fibres process:
- combing
- tow to top
- recombing
- worsted spinning preparation
- semi-worsted units
- hard fibre combing and spinning.
The contribution of all the machines is economically essential according to 4 points of view:
- high Production.
- high level of product quality
- energy consummation: Equipment with economic motors.
- reduced consummation of spare parts owing to a new design of kinematic.
NSC Fibre To Yarn makes it a point of honour to remain continuously aware of its numerous Indian customers who help him to improve the machinery.

Opening- Nonwoven technologies- Recycling

In the textile industry, each operation of the complete cycle, from fiber preparation to garment making, generates substantial amounts of waste.
In the past 20 years, LAROCHE has been deeply involved in the scientific development of the textile waste recycling technology, achieving great progress and helping discover new applications for better and cheaper products taking care of the serious environmental problems and the shortage of raw materials.
At INDIA ITME 2012 Laroche will display:
- JUMBO tearing lines with improved throughput and special devices for the recycling of post- consumer clothings and carpet waste.
- New “FLEXILOFT plus” Airlay technology with improved web uniformity and weight range.
The LAROCHE Airlay can run all types of fibers (synthetics, natural, recycled…) and blends of fibers and solid particles (foam chips, plastics, wood chips) which allow to make smart products from renewable resources and from waste that are otherwise discarded.
- New MINITRIM HSP 400 (high speed) edge trim opening machine
LAROCHE will also present its latest innovations in:
- high precision fiber dosing and blending lines
- decortication lines for bast fibers (Flax, Hemp, Kenaf…) allowing gentle fibre opening and cleaning with a low processing cost
- A new concept for flame retarding of cellulosic and recycled fibers

Shedding systems: cam, dobbies, Jacquard

STÄUBLI will exhibit a cross-section of its most modern textile machinery range including electronic dobbies and Jacquard machines, harnesses, and weaving preparation systems. Group member SCHÖNHERR carpet systems will show its exclusive carpet samples – produced on ALPHA 400 series carpet-weaving machines, and Group member DEIMO will present state-of-the-art electronic control solutions mainly for textile machinery.
On the booth one can see two fully operational weaving machines with Stäubli Jacquard machines, an air jet weaving machine producing terry towel with the new Stäubli Jacquard machine type SX, and a rapier machine with Jacquard machine LX1602 producing upholstery fabric.
The newly developed generation rotary dobby type S3060/S3260 with its evolutionary new locking system allows higher running speeds and superior reliability. It will be shown on a combined demonstration unit with a pair of name selvedge Jacquard machines type CX172 on each side of the fabric.
Two types of warp tying machines are on show: new MAGMA T12 - ideally suitable for medium to coarse yarn types, and for tying technical fabrics - and proven TOPMATIC for a wide yarn range down to the finest filaments, both machines equipped with double-end detection systems.

Piece dyeing

As ever: more air, less water in piece-dyeing technology and for INDIA ITME more versatility.
ALLIANCE MACHINES TEXTILES, the French piece dyeing manufacturer, well-known for machines using less and less water, will present in Mumbai a complete new machine using the air technology.
ALLIANCE will be present on booth of its Licensee EXOLLOYS.
ALLIANCE will show the new model of its well-known RIVIERA ECO+ which allows the best performance in terms of liquor ratio and versatility.
RIVIERA ECO+ GREEN is using air only to move the fabric at each revolution, just before fabric will be in contact with the liquor. This system avoids creases, especially on delicate fabrics. Air is used only to take the pleats of fabric out; air is not used to transport the fabric. In these conditions, less power is used (for example only 3 KW for one tube machine). The movement of the fabric is gentle, the surface of the fabric is protected and fabric is dyed without pilling.
Many customers in Europe, Morocco, Tunisia, Brazil, Turkey and now in INDIA are dyeing high quality viscose lycra (without creases and with a perfect surface aspect) in a liquor ratio of 1: 3 (for example for a 2 tubes machines about 400 kgs of fabric are dyed with only 1 000 Liters of water). Total liquor ratio on viscose lycra from beginning to end of dyeing is 25 liters per 1kg of fabric.
A one tube industrial RIVIERA ECO+ GREEN will be shown on the booth.

Beaching and dyeing of fibres

Facing globalization, environmental and economic challenges, and to cope with textile market new requirements, Callebaut de Blicquy (CDB) will introduce at INDIA ITME their latest improvements in dye-work management optimization:

- On laboratory level, with CDB specific device for “online” colour measuring, integrated to the dyeing machine or any other equipment requiring it, and with their own lab equipment allowing both process optimization and significant production cost savings.
- On industrial level: CDB will introduce their latest developments in machines for economical and ecological Very High Density bleaching and dyeing of loose stock fibres, tow and bumps (up to 700 kg per cubic meter for acrylic or polyester tow and more than 350 kg per cubic meter for loose cotton fibres), allowing huge savings in water, steam and ingredients consumption, and so providing the most competitive cost prices (up to 25% cost price reduction).
CDB will also offer their latest developments dealing with bobbins, hanks, ribbon and ready-made article dyeing, with Space Dyeing as well, and propose you pertinent solutions for partial or full water recycling and for effluent treatment.

Centrifugal Hydro extraction

Centrifugal hydro extraction is still the most economical way for pre drying – and in some specific cases – drying all textile products and materials after bleaching, dyeing, washing, recycling and any other wet treatment…
Rousselet Robatel, as the centrifuge specialist, will introduce at INDIA ITME the latest version of their continuous hydro for loose stock fibres, which is well known for allowing significant energy and cost savings at the level of the dryer in cotton bleaching and fibres dyeing continuous lines.
Thanks to a new complete opening lid, basket accessibility is highly improved and centrifuge cleaning operations are easier, so increasing its flexibility to suit with regular product or colour changes…
On another side, Rousselet Robatel once more extended their particularly wide range of batch centrifugal hydro extractors with a laboratory centrifuge with a 120 mm diameter basket for very small sample processing, proposing now extractors with baskets from 120 mm up to 2 meters

Textile finishing Endless Felts and Conveyor Belts
Dollfus & Muller has been manufacturing felts and belts for more than 200 years. They will present at INDIA ITME 2012, their spare parts such as:
- compacting felts for knit finishing
- printing dryer belts for printing
- sanforizing felts for denim and woven fabrics finishing
- decatizing felts for wool finishing
- satin wrappers for wool finishing
- tensionless dryer belts for knit finishing
Dollfus & Muller will introduce at INDIA ITME its new compacting felt for knit finishing with major evolutions compared to existing products in order to serve better the dyeing houses. The new compacting felt quality brings a special care to the fabrics thanks to its smoothest surface, an excellent guiding and the best compacting rate in relations with a new exclusive design.
Furthermore, Dollfus & Muller will display its durable printing dryer belts. In many Asian countries, many printers of fine fabrics, scarves, flags are using the Dollfus & Muller printing dryer belts for their non- marking surfaces which can avoid as well the particles on the back side. Dollfus & Muller offers
also the widest range of printing dryer belts and the strongest dryer belts for pigment bed linen producers.

Finally, Dollfus & Muller will display its proven durable sanforizing palmer felts ideal for denim producers, heavy weight, shirting or bid linen fabric manufacturers. The well-known two hundred years old company is recognised to manufacture the more durable and the best water absorbent sanfor felts.

AESA Air Engineering HALL 2 - STAND 36
Air Engineering / Humidification system for textile factories
AESA Air Engineering, the leader in the field of industrial air conditioning, provides reliable solutions for textile air engineering, industrial ventilation & air conditioning as well as dust filtration, waste removal & collection in the textile, paper, tobacco and food industries. Whatever specific air engineering requirements may be, AESA Air Engineering has time tested solutions.
With its Asian offices in India, China and Singapore and a network of agents, AESA combines the dynamism, rigor and experience of European and Asian engineering teams, offering the most advanced solutions, with competitive equipments.
Taking its roots from 4 famous companies (Ameliorair / Air Industrie / LTG Air Engineering/ Kenya), AESA has the experience of more than 10,000 installations running worldwide. AESA has a full range of self developed proprietary equipments and the capacity to solve any technical problem with the most appropriate solutions.
AESA is specialized in spinning, weaving, man made fiber air conditioning and waste removal systems. For any given fiber like cotton, rayon, polyester, blended, wool, acrylic, fiberglass, AESA supplies complete system in order to maintain the adequate condition of temperature and humidity in a clean environment in accordance with international standards. Supplying fully automatic system using the best filtration and waste collection system, AESA is leader in many countries for air conditioning in textile factories.
Aesa design is focusing on optimizing the added value for clients in term of precision, reliability, waste management and energy saving solutions.


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