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ITMA online Floor Plan

ITMA online Floor Plan

E ‘available on the website of the ITMA (www.itma.com) the map of the event. It can be read both on desktop and mobile devices and will help you plan more effectively your visit, with the comfortable “Add Favorite” function and the possibility for exhibitors to share the position of their stand and send it by...

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Flainox at ITMA 2015

Flainox at ITMA 2015

FLAINOX presents its sustainable solutions at ITMA 2015 FLAINOX, a leading Italian machinery manufacturer in the sector of dyeing and finishing of textiles, will focus on sustainable production at the upcoming ITMA 2015 exhibition that takes place from 12-19 November in Milan. After four years since its last edition in Barcelona, ITMA 2015 will be held this year in Milan, Italy, between 12 and 19...

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ITMA 2015

ITMA 2015

MILAN – The ITMA textile and garment machinery exhibition will put the spotlight on innovations that promote sustainability for its 17th presentation in Milan, Italy, in 2015. A trendsetting showcase of exciting innovations since 1951, the theme chosen for the 2015 edition is ‘Master the Art of Sustainable Innovation’. Mr Stephen R Combes, President of CEMATEX, which owns the show, said:...

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ITMA Asia 2012

ITMA Asia 2012

Flainox s.r.l. Dyeing and finishing machinery at ITMA Asia 2012 | 12-16 June 2012, Shanghai, China We are very glad to invite You in our booth at ITMA Asia 2012, where we will show you our rotary dye-extractor for garments, socks, seamless and hosiery “NRG”.

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Workshop in Natural Dyeing

Workshop in Natural Dyeing

Natural Dyes Stefano Panconesi 4-6 November 2011 The course aims to introduce the participants into the wonderful world of natural dyes will use the historical dyeing plants dried and wild plants collected in the territory; dye yarn and fabric in various fibers: wool, silk, cotton, linen, etc. we’ll see how the color will change with the variation of mordent, the pH of the bath. will dye...

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Into the heart of the machine

A visit to the Oerlikon’s Virtual Showroom in Hall 2 is well worth making for a complete overview of the extrusion spinning process. The company’s extraordinary 3D graphics can take you right into the heart of the machine, for views it’s not even possible to achieve with the actual machine. With a 65% market share, Oerlikon Neumag is the leading global supplier of systems for BCF carpet...

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Olé to the new rag and bone men!

I’m old enough to remember the ‘rag and bone men’. In the north of England, they used to scour the streets on their horse and carts in search of old clothes. This was in the 1970s, when that region still had a very vital textile industry. As a kid I was happy to trade my family’s old cast-offs for a balloon. Now the rag and bone men are back, and in fact, can be considered ‘eco...

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Software, automation and savings

Savings in energy, water and waste – this is clearly the key theme of ITMA 2011 here in Barcelona. The BLUecoMPETENCE initiative by the textile machinery branch of Germany’s VDMA, for example, is all about ecological design and energy efficiency, and one company responding to it in a big way is Trützschler. The new Trützschler Nonwovens Streamliner drum dryer, for example, achieves much...

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Festival, football and ITMA

How does anyone ever get anything done here in Barcelona – especially at the weekend? Normal rules such as when to go to bed don’t seem to apply and there is always so much to do and see – especially with this ITMA coinciding with the weekend’s Festa de La Mercé, in honour of the city’s patron saint. Last night – along with around 70,000 other fans – I was privileged to see the...

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Italian manufacturers and sustainability

Italian manufacturers and sustainability

Italy is having a massive presence at the ITMA 2011 trade show, with 320 companies from the textile machinery sector exhibiting in Spain. The overall exhibition space occupied by Italian machinery manufacturers exceeds 20,000 sq m, roughly one third of the total available surface area. “The massive presence of Italian companies here in Barcelona bears witness to the vitality of our sector...

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Doing the maths on nonwovens

In an interesting presentation at today’s Research and Education platform, Dr Simone Gramsch of the Fraunhofer Institute of Industrial Mathematics spoke of her work on the optimisation of needlepunched nonwovens. Using advanced algorithms, she and her team have developed software to calculate the ultimate positioning of needles in a needle board, based on a whole range of influential...

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Round table talks up green prospects

Perhaps you wouldn’t expect the director of materials research from US outdoor brand Patagonia to be scouring the weaving hall (Hall 4) for new engineering advances? Surely that should be left to his textile suppliers? But wait a minute, here he is at ITMA talking to around 200 delegates at a round-table discussion on sustainability organised with the help of Textile Exchange. He revealed...

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Responding to the big issue

As Kofi Annan and industry leaders are providing their views on the bigger issues facing the global textile industry at the 1st World Textiles Summit today, final preparations for the opening of the show tomorrow are preoccupying some 1,350 ITMA 2011 exhibitors. Former world diplomat Mr Annan, of course, is now an advocate for sustainable business practice, which at this year’s 60th anniversary...

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