French Textile Machinery @ ITMA ASIA + CITME 2012 Specialisation - Innovation - Service

SHANGHAI, 12-06-2012

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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 ITMA ASIA + CITME 2012 in Shanghai. Remember 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. Heat setting processes: new functionalities to yarns, for the carpet industry particularly.
Jacquard machines and dobbies developments: 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. Personal contacts are necessary to achieve this goal: permanent agents in each country, numerous visits by experts from France, participation in events or shows.
The following companies will exhibit at ITMA ASIA and will welcome visitors to study their projects and offer innovative solutions.

NSC Fibre To Yarn - Hall W3 Booth E 11
From fibre to yarn spinning machinery
At ITMA ASIA 2012, “NSC Fibre To Yarn” which includes N.Schlumberger, Sant Andrea Novara, Seydel, and Cognetex brands will showcase the latest technological advances included in its product range. A new stretch breaker, evolution of its ERA comber, improvements on the GC30 family drawing machines will be particularly unveiled to its international customers.
For NSC fibre to yarn division, ITMA ASIA 2012 will be also the occasion of presenting significant evolutions as:
- performances of production
- quality standards
- operating and maintenance costs
- instant control and diagnosis
- cost energy savings.
All these advanced have been made possible thanks to a reliable concept of construction, to electronic controls implying a user-friendly man-machine dialogue and an increased productivity.

LAROCHE - Hall W3 Booth A 05
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 progresses and helping discover new applications for better and cheaper products taking care of the serious environmental problems and the shortage of raw materials.
At ITMA ASIA 2012, Laroche will display:
- JUMBO. Tearing lines with improved throughput and special devices for the recycling of post- consumer clothing 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 wastes 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.

VERDOL- Hall W3 Booth C 05
Twisting and cabling
- T&I Yarns: One step further in innovation
The UT, UTC and UTW machines are known for their huge flexibility. Different products can be twisted on each spindle thanks to fully individual driven positions, from spindle to take-up. New machines are focusing on energy saving and keeping the same perfect ergonomics… The CP machines are dedicated to Tire cord markets. The new CP 20 has a complete new design from the frame to the textile equipment, energy saving and easy ergonomics.
- BCF machinery: Processing all types of yarns
Verdol is a major player supplying machinery in the field of cabling and twisting for synthetic filaments and spun yarns. For the Cabling & Twisting process, the Company offers a wide range of machines with mechanical spindles: CD, DT and CDDT, as that carpets and rugs are more and more diversified in their style, look, structure, colors, patterns and presentations.
-Glass Yarns: Worldwide reputation
Verdol reacts to its customer’s demands by offering its products everywhere and supplying permanently the machines that best fits the customer’s needs. It is always in search of new ways to increase its equipment performances
- Textile yarn processing
Twisting, Covering, Assembling, Cabling, Rewinding… Verdol has got always the perfect solution! It offers today a complete range of Twisting machines, Single and double covering machines, Air covering machines and Combined machines.
- M.U.S.T.: Production under control
M.U.S.T. enables an overview of process information, production results and quality control

AESA - Hall W2 Booth E 10
Air engineering specialist
AESA Air Engineering is a leader in the field of industrial air conditioning. It provides reliable solutions for the textile, paper, tobacco and food industries.
With its Asian offices in China, India 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.

SUPERBA - Hall W2 Booth B 01
Innovative solutions for the flooring industry
With more than 1,400 lines installed all over the world, SUPERBA, is the global leader in the market relating to continuous carpet yarn heat-setting and dyeing processes, in addition to manufacturer of machines used for heat-setting, steaming and dyeing of shrinkable yarns for the production of woven-tufted carpets and rugs (PP, PA ,PET ,PAN, Wool and blends).
Since 1971 SUPERBA has provided carpet manufacturers with machines for the treatment of yarns. The SUPERBA heat-setting process with saturated steam under pressure has always been the most energy efficient on the market.
Since its first release in 2007, theTVP3 line, the latest generation of heat-setting solution has been sold all over the world and became a top success on the carpet industry market.
The technology of this new line cuts its energy consumption almost by half compared to earlier versions for equivalent production levels, thus making it the most energy efficient and environmental-friendly heat setting machine on the market.

Always at the leading edge of technology and research for innovating applications for the flooring industry, SUPERBA has developed a complete new patented concept for the processing of artificial grass turfs: the GREENTEX – GTS. This line is capable of texturizing up to 12 ends at the same time in a fully continuous operation including knitting, on-line heat-setting, de-knitting and re-winding!
Any type of yarn and all kinds of materials can be processed in PE, PP or PA with no yarn count limitation, and the production can reach up to 1.5 tons per day. The extended heat setting time brings a full setting of the polymer and a perfect resiliency to the texture.
This innovative process allows to produce the so called “4th generation of infill”, where the texturized yarn keeps the straight piles of artificial turf standing upright, thus eliminating the need for sand and shredded tyre rubber, and also contributing this way to the prevention of pollution.

FIL CONTROL - Hall W2 Booth D 21
Equipment manufacturer and function supplier for the yarn industry.
At ITMA Asia & CITME 2012 exhibition, Fil Control will show a large range of products:
- Yarn Cutters,
- Yarn sensors with different technologies (Electromechanical, Optical, Capacitive, Piezoelectric)
- Quality control devices, with length, tension, to improve the process time, to reduce cost of waste, especially for expensive yarn.
Fil Control can offer to customers and prospects, everywhere in the world, solutions and functions devoted to yarn processing machines as assembling, spinning, texturing, covering, twisting, to control the yarn and to protect the machine and environment.
Fil Control sells products and solutions throughout the world via representatives, agents and specifically in Asian market through its Chinese subsidiary, opened in 2005, in Wuhu, Anhui Province.

DOLLFUS & MULLER - Hall E2 Booth G 30
Felts and belts manufacturer
Dollfus & Muller has been manufacturing felts and belts for more than 200 years. They will present at ITMA ASIA + CITME show, their textile finishing 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 ITMA ASIA + CITME 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.
The Dollfus & Muller sanforizing palmer felts are ideal for denim producers. During the ITMA ASIA + CITME show, the company will show its proven durable qualities.

STÄUBLI - Hall E3 Booth E 01
Shedding systems : cam, dobbies, Jacquard
Stäubli’s activities in the field of textile machinery include shedding systems – cam motions, electronic dobbies and Jacquard machines - for weaving machines, weaving preparation systems, and carpet weaving machines. At ITMA Asia a cross-section of the latest developments of this product range will be presented and demonstrated. Group member DEIMO will present their electronic control solutions, servo motors, input/output devices, and related programming tools for textile machinery at its dedicated booth.
For the first time in China, the new developed dobby type 3060 will be seen. This new generation of rotary dobbies opens new areas of performance and reliability thanks to its completely revised reading. The new type SX electronic Jacquard machine with 2688 hooks is installed on a wide rapier weaving machine weaving terry towel fabric of 260 cm width.

Weaving preparation systems will present the mobile automatic drawing-in machine SAFIR S30,already successfully introduced in several filament mills in China. Warp-tying machine MAGMA T12 for coarser yarn counts such as PP-ribbons or technical yarns, and multilayer leasing machine OPAL for leasing a 1:1 lease in warps with up to 8 layers including colour detection will also be demonstrated.
Carpet samples woven on ALPHA 400 carpet-weaving machines, including exclusive ones manufactured with Multi Weft Selector will be presented by Group member Schönherr.


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