French textile machinery sector bags good orders at ITMA
ITMA 2011 in Barcelona was clearly a great edition of the machinery and technology exhibition. “It was very spectacular to see so much interest for our machines and services and many significant projects from the textile producers worldwide” says Bruno Ameline, the Chairman of UCMTF, the French Textile Machinery Manufacturers' Association.
He adds “there seem to be two different worlds, the financial world in jeopardy and a real economy where the entrepreneurs have long term goals and innovative projects to ensure the growth and the profitabilty of their companies.” The French exhibitors were amazed by the number and the quality of the visitors, their already well planned projects and their willingness to implement these very quickly to secure competive advantages on the market.
Contracts have been signed on the show, some on which the French machinery manufacturers may report, many which the customers want to keep confidential not to let their competitors know about their strategies. Evelyne Cholet, UCMTF Secretay General, states that “the French manufacturers are now harvesting the results of their strategy to address the specific requirements of their customers, to provide them tailored solutions and seamless service, in one word to build long-term relationships with them and provide added value to their projects.”
Spinning and yarn processing
NSC Fibre To Yarn
NSC Fibre To Yarn main innovation was the S200 new stretch breaker. It was very well received by the customers. The latest evolution of the ERA combing machine also reached a big success.
The company attracted an unusual number of customers from such countries as Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Chile, Mexico, Iran and India.
SUPERBA has shown its latest development in the field of artificial turf: the GREENTEX line. It is a completely new concept for the processing of artificial grass which enables to carry out the wellknown KDK technology in one single operation. The 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 rewinding.
The customers, prospects and visitors who were looking for innovative processes, quality and energy savings in machinery and differentiation with new products on their market segments, found these with the Greentex line, or with the already reputed TVP3 heat-setting line for carpet yarns.
SwissTex France has presented a new twisting & cabling Tire Cord machine: the CP 20 exhibited for the 1st time in a show. The machine was running on the booth and has attracted many visitors. With this new CP 20 machine, SwissTex France makes the choice of a complete new design from the frame to the textile equipment, with many advantages such as energy saving, easy ergonomics.
Christophe Lettner, head of Sales and Marketing, said the booth was particularly active with customers coming with very precise projects and that very important orders were signed during ITMA.