Itema to show innovative weaving machines at India ITME

November 18, 2016 - Italy

Itema, Italy’s leading, privately held provider of advanced weaving solutions, including best-in-class weaving machines, spare parts and integrated services, is set to show new innovations in airjet and rapier weaving technology at India ITME 2016, from December 3 to 8, 2016, at the Bombay exhibition and convention centre in Mumbai, in hall 6, booth B1.

The company will exhibit five weaving machines in its booth and one rapier machine with Jacquard application in Stäubli booth. Moreover, the company will highlight the strong advantages of its original spare parts in a dedicated corner, which will be of great interest for many weavers who have installed both the latest Itema machines and the previous Sulzer, Somet, and Vamatex models.

Exhibition visitors will have the chance to see live the most successful rapier machine in recent history, the Itema R9500. The R9500 will display a high-end shirting fabric, featuring the latest technological advancements dedicated specifically to shirting applications, such as the brand-new Itema Pneumatic Tuckers, the most appreciated in this specific market segment allowing reduced maintenance costs and no speed limitations.

Officially presented for the first time in India, the Itema R9500terry, will demonstrate its strong leading position in weaving the most refined and soft terry fabrics.

On the airjet technology side, three machines will be on display, covering all the main airjet technology application fields growing continuously in the Indian and surroundings markets.

The A9500 featuring a bed sheeting style, will run with the latest improvements designed to excel in this market, meeting weavers’ requirements of widest versatility and substantial cost savings. The brand-new Full Width Reed Tuckers guarantee weavers the possibility to reduce reed stock and increase the flexibility of the machine. Moreover, the brand-new Double Tandem Nozzles ensure superior fabric quality and significant cost savings.

A stretch denim fabric will be woven on the A9500p, the racehorse model in the Itema airjet portfolio. The popular recent trend to weave stretch and super stretch fabrics with dedicated weft yarns, inspired Itema to create and patent the innovative BLC – Brush Lycra Clamp – nozzle to weave elastic weft yarns.

The third airjet machine is an A9500p weaving a top quality yarn-dyed shirting and featuring another Itema patented feature – the ELD Electronic Leno Device – which, with its innovative design, self-cleaning and no need to wind the leno spools, provides a perfect leno binding even at highest speeds, whilst significantly reducing operational costs. (GK)