Baldwin Technology to Launch a New Era in Finishing with TexCoat G4
Baldwin TexCoat G4, the revolutionary textile finishing technology, offers total process control while improving sustainability.
Baldwin Technology Company Inc. announced the launch of TexCoat G4 at the ITMA trade show, in Barcelona, June 20-26, 2019. The TexCoat G4 is the next generation of the revolutionizing Baldwin developed non-contact precision application system for fabric finishing. The system enables a continuously high quality and productive textile finishing process with zero chemistry waste and drastically reduced water and energy consumption. TexCoat G4 will be demonstrated by Baldwin in hall H2, booth A204.
“We are immensely proud to launch the TexCoat G4 at ITMA 2019. This is an opportunity to experience an innovation that drastically improves both the process and product quality, while saving time, valuable resources and contributes to a sustainable future,” said Eric Norling, Vice President Precision Application Segment, Baldwin Technology.
The non-contact spray technology brings numerous advantages compared to conventional methods of applying finishing chemistry. The chemistry is uniformly distributed across the textile surface and is applied only where it is required – on one or both sides of the fabric. This is highly beneficial e.g. when applying water repellants on laminated fabrics as it eliminates the problem of chemistry affecting the quality of the adhesion layer. Furthermore, the non-contact technology eliminates chemistry dilution in wet-on-wet processes, allowing full control of maintaining consistent chemistry coverage rates. Additionally, with no bath contamination during the finishing process, there is zero downtime during color or fabric changeovers.
Sustainability and profitability grow together with Baldwin TexCoat G4
The TexCoat G4 significantly improves sustainability, leading to increased profitability. 100% of the over sprayed chemistry is recycled and 0% chemistry is wasted during changeovers of chemistry, color or fabric. As only the necessary amount of chemistry is applied to the fabric, a reduced wet pick-up level of 50% can be achieved, further leading to a 50% reduction of water and energy consumption. The low wet pick-up levels together with a single side spray application enables combined processes and can completely eliminate drying steps, e.g. for laminated fabrics and in finishing of upholstery textiles.
“One of the biggest challenges facing the textile finishing industry is the environmental impact in terms of; energy, chemical and water consumption, with continuously increasing environmental legislations and consumer demands to meet. Since the TexCoat G4 reduces both water and energy consumption; and has zero chemistry waste in changeovers, a significantly more sustainable finishing process is achieved,” Eric Norling said.
The TexCoat G4 offers the possibility of unprecedented tracking and control of the finishing process to secure a consistent quality. Changeovers are easily and quickly performed thanks to the recipe management including automated chemistry and coverage selection. Furthermore, the system offers automated speed tracking, fabric width compensation, real-time monitoring possibilities; to track system uptime, performance, and chemistry usage, as well as active care alerts.
The TexCoat G4 can process a wide range of low-viscosity water-based chemicals; such as water-repellants, softeners, anti-microbials and more, in wet-on-wet applications and lamination processes. Additionally, the system is completely sealed encapsulating all aerosols and thereby securing a healthy working environment for the operator.
UV Flatbed printing specialist swissQprint has moved to a new phase with Karibu, the first roll to roll UV-LED printer. Equipped with advanced technologies for printing of flexible material, swissQprint Karibu won the EDP award as the best machine in its segment at FESPA Global Expo 2019, where it has been launched.
Successfully represented in Turkey for many years by Pigment Reklam, UV printing technology specialist swissQprint has launched their first roll to roll printer Karibu, which is the result of 20 years of experience in developing flatbed printers, at FESPA Global Expo 2019 from 14 to 17 May in Munich. High-performance UV-LED roll to roll printer Karibu received full marks from the visitors with its performance throughout the fair. Gathering close interest of printing professionals from global market, Karibu was also the recipient of the “Best Roll to Roll Printer > 320cm” award given by the European Digital Press Association (EDP) at FESPA 2019.
With a maximum print width of 3.4 meters, Karibu can reach a maximum productivity of 212m2 per hour. Karibu can work with rolls up to 200 kg weight and can print CMYK + 5 colour with 9 freely configurable channels. Equipped with several technical innovations, Karibu focuses on high-quality, efficiency, and ease of both use and maintenance in printing of flexible materials.
Petra Fetting; ‘We focus on customer demands’
swissQprint Marketing and Communications Manager Petra Fetting said Karibu is equipped with unique features. Fetting; “swissQprint has become a global player in the midrange UV flatbed market in the past 12 years. Our range is now in the third generation. We constantly monitor market trends and demands, and try to adapt our products to our customers’ needs. Our current models Oryx, Impala and Nyala are perfect for rigid media and all offer a roll to roll option. Our customers are very successful and happy with them. Nevertheless, they kept asking us for a dedicated roll to roll printer for flexible media. Besides, we see a great potential in soft signage. That is why we developed Karibu”.
Underlining that swissQprint now stands as a manufacturer of both flatbed and roll to roll digital printers with the introduction of Karibu, Fetting added that they are specifically targeting the signage market. Fetting reminded that the machine was pre-advertised for a group of 100 people before FESPA 2019, and shared the information that 2 machines have already been sold, one of them to the Asian market.
Fetting continued as follows; “We had 2 beta customers to test the machine in a real printing facility. One of them is German the other is Swiss. We installed the machines and instructed the customers, which took two days in total. Our technicians didn’t have to go back because there were no problems after successful installation. We are talking about a machine that is as reliable as our flatbed printers. The feedbacks we received confirm this fact”.
swissQprint Karibu Made A Strong Debut – Serkan Çağlıyan
swissQprint Karibu is ready for tomorrow’s demands with technical equipment
Mr. Serkan Çağlıyan, owner of Pigment Reklam, says Karibu is equipped with innovative technologies that can print on tens of flexible materials for dozens of applications. Çağlıyan explained the technical innovations that provide ease and comfort during the usage and maintenance stages;
“Loading and replacing rolls is faster and easier than ever in Karibu, thanks to the cassette system that allows each user to quickly and professionally adjust jobs. Thanks to the Tip Switch Vacuum system, the print bed vacuum is very easy to adjust. Each of the 136 vacuum channels can be opened and closed at any time with the touch of a finger. No additional masking is required. All 136 vacuum channels open in just 4 seconds.
The Karibu roll to roll printer features a Light Box with 48 LEDs next to the print area. Backlit application prints can be instantly checked and the necessary optimizations can be done. Printers can thus control the print result for the final application at the production stage. With Karibu, a Mesh Kit comes integrated into the print bed for ease of set-up. There is no need for cleaning as this kit absorbs excess ink. All you need to do is occasionally change the full paper rolls, at the earliest after 600 linear metres of production.
Another innovation, Lory, is the cockpit of the Karibu operator. The simplified user interface of the software guides through the printing process and helps in productivity, efficiency and intuitive working. Fully developed by swissQprint, Lory integrates with the end-to-end workflow, realizes the potential of process optimization, and even allows settings that require a new RIP operation”.
Announcing that Karibu prints using UV inks specially developed for roll printing, with a large colour gamut, Serkan Çağlıyan underlined that this ink works on all the flexible materials to be printed and gives a successful result. Çağlıyan; “Karibu was successful in getting the EDP award at the FESPA 2019 fair. As Pigment Reklam, we are proud to present swissQprint’s UV flatbed products; as well as the new roll to roll solution to the Turkish printing industry”.
Saurer Group 2018 Results Are Good, Investments Positive – Clement Woon
Saurer Group 2018 results are good. Saurer Group increased their revenues by 5.8% to 9 billion 220 million RMB (Chinese Yuan) in 2018. Increasing their net profit by 14.3%, the group also launched a new technology centre last year to support R&D efforts.
Saurer Group, one of the strongest manufacturers of spinning technologies, increased their revenues and profitability thanks to their robust performance in 2018. In this period of uncertainty in the market, the group managed to close the year well by increasing sales revenues by almost 6%.
Both segments of the group (Saurer Spinning Solutions and Saurer Technologies) have demonstrated strong performance in supporting this growth. On an annual basis, Spinning Solutions increased its sales by 6.4% and Saurer Technologies by 3.7%. In the Saurer Technologies segment, the Chinese market grew by 47%, above the average, while the US market saw a 44% increase in sales. Spinning Solutions was the driver of revenue in Turkey.
Saurer Group 2018 results are good: Spinning Solutions Segment sales increased in Turkey
Despite the uncertainty in the market in 2018, Saurer increased their sales by 11.2% in China, their largest market. The high demand for twisting machines, spurred by the continued expansion of the glass fibre market is one of the contributing factors. Sales revenue sank in the group’s second-largest market India (-4.8%), which was still feeling the effects of its demonetisation policy and the introduction of the Goods and Services Tax. While overall growth declined in Turkey (-2.6%), the group’s Spinning Solutions segment experienced an uptick in sales in this country.
In the region Asia (excluding China/India), Bangladesh was the standout market with sales expanding by +64.5%. In Vietnam, the group also saw a boost in revenue (+20.4%). In the Americas region, sales revenue in the USA rose by +33.5%. The Europe/Africa/others (excluding Turkey) region posted growth of 9.3% ‒ Germany and Switzerland both saw sales increases of +34.7%, while Spain and Portugal expanded by approximately 30% each.
The figures announced by Group CEO Clement Woon reveal the positive picture of the group’s sales and profitability ratios. In 2018, Saurer increased their revenues by 5.8 percent compared to previous year to 9 billion 220 million RMB (Chinese Yuan). Saurer’s largest market, China sales increased by 11.2% during this period. In the second half of 2018, however, the slowest economic growth of the last 28 years was observed worldwide. “Despite the uncertainty, this growth has taken place,” said Woon, adding that Saurer was well positioned to benefit from economic growth in several Southeast Asian countries such as Vietnam and Bangladesh. Woon said referring to the developments in Turkey; “Despite political uncertainty affecting sales in Turkey, the group’s segment Spinning Solutions grew in Saurer’s third-largest market”.
Saurer was repositioned as solutions provider in 2018
Reminding that last year, the group focused on repositioning itself as a solutions provider, Clement Woon, laid out their aim as to move beyond supplying customers with textile machinery and to partner with clients to help realise their business aspirations. Woon continued as follows; “In line with this strategy, Saurer is positioning itself in closer proximity to customers across the world. This saw a significant reorganisation of our sales and service departments, which has resulted in a positive outcome in the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Africa (AEMEA) region, with Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal and the USA all posting a revenue increase of around 30%”.
Saurer’s strategy also embraces the technological developments of Industry 4.0. Woon disclosed that their major focus areas here include automation and sensor technology as well as data analytics. Woon said that in 2018, Saurer increased their R&D expenditure by approximately 50% YoY; “The group’s new Saurer Technology Centre located in Arbon, Switzerland; supports engineers across the group as they work to integrate smart technology into Saurer’s products. The group’s commitment to Industry 4.0. principles is further highlighted by its plant in Urumqi in Xinjiang Province, China; which came into regular operation in the third quarter of 2018. This modern site is the first to produce both pre-spinning and spinning machines”.
Woon shared his confidence in strengthening their position as a provider of smart fit-for-purpose solutions; to their diverse customers in the textile industry. Indicating that their sales of pre-spinning technologies have grown by 34%; Woon said that this is an indication that they are meeting customer needs with their extended offering. Woon emphasized that in repositioning themselves with the aim of deepening their relationships with their clients across the world; they will continue to support their customers’ enterprises as they aim for new heights.”
Biancalani Offer Latest Developments on AIRO 24 and BRIO 24
Biancalani offer latest developments on AIRO 24 and BRIO 24. Biancalani will meet the visitors with the well-known dryers AIRO®24 and BRIO®24, as well as AIRBOX pre-dryer and AQUARIA® washing line, which will be introduced to the market for the first time at the ITMA 2019 exhibition.
Biancalani, based in Italy, which has been developing special solutions for the finishing of knitting and woven fabrics since 1957, will present their solutions to textile manufacturers at Hall 1 Booth A208 at ITMA 2019. The company booth will host four machines to highlight a sustainable textile finishing. The first two machines are well known in the market and have new developments; the new version of continuous open-width tumbling dryer AIRO®24 for woven and knitted fabrics and the new version of BRIO®24, which ensures the continuous tensionless drying of all kinds of knitted fabrics.
There will be two more machines in the Biancalani booth that will be introduced to the market for the first time; AIRBOX and AQUARIA®. AIRBOX is a dryer that works with AIRO®24 or any drying machine, and will greatly improve the drying performance of the lines.
AQUARIA® is developed for all kinds of fabric, for fully open-width, highly efficient continuous air flow washing, preparation and processing of enzymes. ITMA visitors will be able to see these four machines under operating conditions. Sales and technical experts will inform the visitors about the solutions and answer the questions with information monitors and details. In addition, fabric samples processed on each machine will show the application power of Biancalani technologies.
Biancalani offer latest developments on AIRO 24 and BRIO 24. Biancalani continues their growth in changing market conditions.
Pointing out to the constant motion in the global textile market, Rossano Biancalani, the General Manager of Biancalani, emphasized that there has been a change in both production segments and geographic areas where production is taking place. Voicing that the growth rate of Biancalani is constantly increasing despite this variable market structure, Rossano Biancalani announced that they have achieved good sales graphics in 2018. Indicating that Turkish market had an important place in this growth, Rossano Biancalani said; “Turkish textile industry is one of the countries that contributed the most to our success with its commitment to quality”.
Saying that Turkey is an important market for many reasons such as its high quality textile production and geographical proximity, Rossano Biancalani announced that they expect the market to continue to grow in the coming years in Turkey. Mr. Biancalani added that ITMA 2019 will be a springboard for sales in the second half of this year.
Noting that the company is working on the basis of ‘a better world’ since their founding by Fiorenzo Biancalani in 1957, Rossano Biancalani stated that the idea of leaving a better world for future generations is always their first priority. “Our modest contribution has focused on social and environmental accountability,” said Rossano Biancalani, and continued saying; “The concept of simple mechanical finishing is already moving in this direction. Our machines are able to reduce the usage of chemicals with the natural effect of pure air and save a great deal of money while contributing to improving the quality of their work environment”.
Demand is changing in textile finishing
Rossano Biancalani also pointed out that the demands of textile finishing changed with new technologies and fashion trends. Rossano Biancalani stated that they realized technological developments in interaction with the market; “There is a steady increase in the demand for wet finishing processes (washing, desizing, enzyme treatment, etc.); which should be done completely open-width, in order to get excellent results from every point of view. The introduction of AQUARIA® complements the path ‘opened’ by AIRO®24; and offers a complete finishing line from start to end”.
Expressing that Biancalani is significantly involved in technical textiles, as well as traditional textiles; Rossano Biancalani have announced that they work with several technical textile manufacturer customers, especially in the field of protective clothing. Rossano Biancalani said; “Compared to the development of traditional textiles, technical textiles are growing at a very rapid rate. While the usage and application areas of technical textiles are developing; the demand for the technologies in which these products can be produced increases at the same rate. As Biancalani, we think that the importance of technical textiles in our business will increase. Therefore, we are constantly looking for new solutions in this field of application; to always be at the forefront of technology”.
Being in the industry for 62 years, Biancalani is serving more than 100 countries with more than 50 partners worldwide. The brand’s Turkey representative is Teksel Tekstil.
BTSR Offers Digital Age Possibilities in Yarn Control – Claudio Marini
BTSR offers digital age possibilities in yarn control. Developing control technologies and sensors, important for the tension, speed and twist control of yarn/elastane/filaments used in textile production, BTSR focuses on the possibilities of digitalization and Industry 4.0. The company will be introducing their new developments to the global market for the first time at ITMA 2019.
Developing yarn preparation and control technologies for weaving and knitting processes, BTSR will introduce their new technologies to the market at ITMA 2019 Barcelona. BTSR booth will become one of the popular places of the fair with their software productivity and quality-enhancing devices as well as software solutions related to Industry 4.0 and digitalization. We had a conversation with Claudio Marini, the sales and technical service representative of BTSR, about new products and market studies of the company developing yarn break sensors, quality control sensors, yarn feeding devices and software solutions.
Mr. Marini reminded that BTSR has 30 years of experience in the industry and stated that the company has extensive product portfolio and sales network all over the global market with intensive R&D efforts. Voicing that they are focused especially in Asia, the US and South American markets, Marini underlined that Turkey actually is a very important market in the European market for them.
BTSR offers digital age possibilities in yarn control: increasing market demand for quality in Turkey
Assessing market developments in Turkey, Claudio Marini said that last year went well for themselves, but the fluctuations in the exchange rates had negative repercussions on the market. Marini; “Several of our Turkish customers said they wanted to wait to invest because of this situation. Due to general economic uncertainty, they are a bit afraid of spending money by investing in new technology. However, during my visits to Turkey in February and April, I saw a demand for investment in carpets segment, especially in the Gaziantep region. Our customers in the carpet industry are more interested in upgrading the quality than in the past. With our advanced devices and sensors, this is our specialty.”
BTSR offers digital age possibilities in yarn control: %100 control with PC-LINK WEB Ⓟ-NEMO software
Claudio Marini noted that ITMA 2019 will host sustainability-oriented solutions this year and stated that BTSR will offer significant improvements in this regard as well. Announcing that the product/process management software PC-LINK WEB Ⓟ-NEMO will be presented at the fair, Marini said that control in textile process is important for both quality and efficiency. Marini continued saying; “With this software, the factory can be controlled 100%. Thus you can connect to each device in the factory and access them in all situations. We are talking about having 100% control in process and factory control. This increases production, quality and cost savings. Because this system is installed on a single server, you can control your factory wherever you are when you have a web connection.”
Disclosing that Turkish companies have recently begun to adopt the Industry 4.0 concept, Marini pointed out to the importance of companies being open-minded at this point. Marini; “This also is an investment issue. We tell them what digitalization and industry 4.0 will bring in quality and process control. We will inform more customers about this issue in the next year.”
Innovations in yarn tension control with Ultrafeeder 2
With over 200 officially registered patents, the latest link in BTSR’s renowned yarn feeder systems; Ulfrafeeder 2, offers significant innovations in yarn tension control. Claudio Marini explained that this device is equipped with new electronic components. Marini said; “When feeding the yarn, the resolution of the device provides more reaction time. There are 5 or 6 more reaction times than the previous version. Quality and feeding have been improved much more.”
Ultrafeeder 2 can be used for a wide variety of applications; production of socks, hosiery as well as knitwear production and large-scale machines, sewing machines, and more. This device can be used wherever a yarn needs to be fed according to Marini; and he described it as a user-friendly device with its design and ergonomic structure.
Rolling Feeder is a reliable solution in yarn feeding
The Rolling Feeder, which is part of the BTSR’s yarn feeding solutions, is ideal for circular seamless knitting machines. It combines in a single device the flexibility and user-friendliness of BTSR Constant Tension Feeding Technology with the yarn feeding at constant LFA/speed. Claudio Marini; “Thanks to the BTSR self-adaptive electronic technology; ROLLING FEEDER is in fact able to operate at constant tension yarn feeding during yarn ‘start/stop’ working phases; and to automatically switch to constant LFA/speed feeding during the garment production.”
Informing that BTSR will not limit itself to only Textiles in future with the solutions developed; Marini said that development of products began for two new sectors. Marini finished his words as follows; “However, our technologies in textile industry continue to evolve. We will introduce our new generation of sensors and the work they can do; at ITMA 2019 in Hall 8.1 Booth D207.”
SPGPrints Promote Their Specialization in Printing at ITMA 2019 – Hakan Uzman
SPGPrints promote their specialization in printing at ITMA 2019. SPGPrints will meet with the industry with one of the biggest stands of ITMA 2019 with their rotary and digital printing solutions, and they aim to open new doors to their customers in textile printing.
SPGPrints will bring their innovations in rotary and digital printing to the global market at ITMA 2019, and will show the trends in industrial textile printing closely. The stand area of 1500 m2 is getting ready to be transformed into a business platform with visitors from every point of the global market. SPGPrints Turkey General Manager Hakan Uzman gave a statement to Textilegence about their exhibition preparations.
Indicating that SPGPrints (formerly known as STORK) is seriously preparing for ITMA 2019, Hakan Uzman said that they aimed to meet business partners, having one of the largest stands of ITMA 2019. Uzman; “As the leading company in textile printing solutions, we will be presenting our most up-to-date digital printing solutions (printer and inks) as well as our rotary printing solutions (printer – screen – engraving). Our company, which aims at continuous development and innovation, will have global launches from different product groups during the exhibition”.
Uzman announced that there will be a screen technology centre and digital ink technology centre, as well as digital printing and rotary printing machines. Noting that SPGPrints’ high-tech production processes for both screen and digital ink will be shown in these areas, Uzman emphasized that this is of great importance for trust and transparency for their business partners; “We’re working hard to provide them with a different experience in the field of printing”.
SPGPrints promote their specialization in printing at ITMA 2019: digital printing is the future of textile printing
Underlining that ITMA is the world’s largest textile machinery organization, Hakan Uzman said that they planned to meet with all companies operating or planning to operate in the rotary and digital printing both from Turkey and from different points of the world. Uzman stated that Turkey made very significant investments in recent years, especially in digital printing; “We see that this interest continued in 2019 as well. We estimate that ITMA 2019 will gather a lot of, especially from Turkey. We will be ready to meet our existing and potential customers and contribute to their investments throughout the exhibition”.
Uzman argued that this technology will play a major role in the future of textile printing, with improvements in digital printing technology and the reduction of investment and production costs. “Digital printing has been growing very much every year around the world,” said Uzman, he said that they are clearly observing this development in the completed or planned investments in our country, which is one of the world’s largest players in textile digital printing.
SPGPrints promote their specialization in printing at ITMA 2019: PIKE and JAVELIN made a difference in textile printing
Reminding that global presentation of SPGPrints’ latest generation of single-pass digital printer PIKE has been held at the ITMA 2015; Uzman said that the technology used here and the machine features, which are different from the similar ones; created a tremendous impression. Uzman continued as follows; “Following this, we had the opportunity to realize the global presentation of our JAVELIN multi-pass digital printer with the same technology and features in ITM 2016 in Istanbul. During the past period, both in Turkey and the different parts of the world, we provided the machines to our business partners’ services. The results of the different printing results have enabled companies that use our machines to reach new markets and qualities by bringing them to a different position than their competitors”.
Saying that SPGPrints is the leader in textile printing solutions; Uzman emphasized that digital printing has a major role in company’s growth. Uzman; “PIKE and JAVELIN machines that we offer now are very seriously differentiated from their competitors; with their 1200dpi print quality, 4mm droplet capability, and the Archer Print Head program; which minimizes head costs to the benefit of the user. However, R & D studies regarding both in existing products and new products in digital printing; continue without interruption and we will continue to offer them to our customers”.
Rotary printing continue to improve in both Turkey and the world
Saying that they don’t anticipate rotary printing losing dominance in the short and medium term; Uzman stated that rotary printing continued to improve in both Turkey and the world. Stressing that the real change is experienced in quality expectancy; Uzman emphasized that digital printing brings the quality expectation to the highest level. Uzman said; “There are no ways to achieve the same result in two technically different methods; but with the use of special software, the use of upper segment screens and the use of high-end engraving techniques; the two techniques can approach each other.
Talking about the alignment of digital printing and rotary printing in particular; we have achieved very successful results by engraving the screens selected in the bestLEN laser engraver; with a special module in our bestIMAGE software. We presented the results of these works we have accomplished in Turkish businesses in two separate technical seminars; to our business partners last month. We will continue to share our work; gathering a lot of attention and our high-end printing solutions with companies at ITMA 2019”.
Vandewiele Show of Digital Strength at Carpet Weaving with RCE2+
Vandewiele show of digital strength at carpet weaving with RCE2+. Vandewiele, which owns carpet and jacquard weaving technologies, will exhibit several improvements including the new digital carpet weaving machine RCE2 + at ITMA 2019. One of the group companies, Bonas developed jacquards can be seen on many flat weaving machines at ITMA.
Vandewiele, an expert in weaving technologies, will become one of the most popular destinations for visitors with their brands and rich product range at ITMA 2019, the meeting point of the textile industry, on June 20-26. The company will exhibit their wide textile technologies in the Hall 4 booth no A206, including the new RCE2 + digital carpet weaving machine in Barcelona.
All Vandewiele technologies are now being equipped for machine-to-machine interaction and learning, as part of the company’s comprehensive TEXconnect programme.
To meet the new needs of the sector with TEXconnect
As a leader in complete carpet manufacturing systems – including BCF extrusion lines, heat setting systems and carpet weaving and tufting machines – Vandewiele has rapidly responded to the evolving needs of the textile industry for smaller and customised production runs, the most challenging of designs, and faster and more sustainable manufacturing.
The company’s sensors, software programmes and servers have become increasingly sophisticated as part of the TEXconnect program, and the real-time data from different machines – across connected manufacturing sites and across different countries and even continents – can be collected and shared. Digital models of both machines and production processes can be created and analysed for the optimisation of production settings, to vastly improve scheduling and planning and also make considerable savings in raw materials and energy consumption.
Virtual and remote control now allows for the Big Data analysis that is propelling the industry forward and will pave the way for AI applications. For carpet manufacturers, all of this is leading to the creation of truly Smart Factories.
Vandewiele show of digital strength at carpet weaving with RCE2+: developed for new needs of the new era
The new RCE2+ Rug and Carpet Expert weaving machine is a truly digital workhorse, with all yarns continuously controlled and measured and the difficult bobbin changes of the past completely eliminated. This is as a result of Vandewiele’s latest Fast Creel, with the feed and tension of each pile yarn controlled by individual servomotors.
The pile yarns are now fed directly into the machine without having to pass pile-stop motions, to both increase efficiency and eliminate any waste yarns, while achieving previously unreachable industrial speeds.
The filling enters the machine smoothly via the latest IRO X3 winders; heavy duty filling brakes with multi lamellas, an active yarn recuperator and a high speed weft mixer; where again, all tensions are set electronically. Vandewiele’s servo-driven heddle frames (Smart Frames) are meanwhile already well proven in the industry.
TEXconnect further provides readily-available data on all yarn consumption, tension and threading; and then will supply the predictive maintenance that is paving the way to self-learning carpet weaving machines.
Vandewiele is allowing manufacturers to make the highest quality carpets at the most economic prices ever; with savings on the highest-bulk pile yarns from the Vandewiele extrusion lines; reduced waste yarns in the creel and industrial production speeds that have never before been attained.
Further Vandewiele innovations to be unveiled by the company at ITMA 2019 will include:
The INCA (interlacing by non-continuous air) system for BCF extrusion systems – a new method for intermingling BCF yarns; which greatly improves tangle knot uniformity for significant cost savings.
The new VSi32 Velvet Smart Innovator jacquard; in combination with the latest Smart Creel, for the production of Italian velvet; combining the potential of flat woven jacquard fabrics with pile yarns; leading to the potential for the creation of whole new range of fabrics for the home and for fashion.
The latest Superba MCD/3 space-dyeing machine; which is capable of handling a layer of 72 ends with an unequalled range of spot length; especially for ultra-short spots of below 25mm, enabling true ‘one-pile/one-colour’ in carpet production.
The Vandewiele Cobble Colortec L+, which is now the most versatile tufting machine available on the market.
A range of jacquards from Vandewiele Bonas; demonstrated across ITMA 2019 above flat weaving machines from the industry leaders; as well as Vandewiele’s own RCE2+.
The completely revised Titan 5540 carpet finishing machine from Vandewiele Titan; which is now able to accommodate carpets with straight, round and complexly-shaped corners simultaneously.
The Vandewiele Arraycam 5420 optical inspection system; which is suitable for monitoring standard fabrics on all common tricot warp knitting machines.
Stäubli raises the bar at ITMA 2019. Stäubli will exhibit its advanced weaving and knitting solutions in two separate booths at ITMA 2019 stands, and will present their rich weaving and weaving preparation technologies, carpet weaving and sock knitting technologies to the visitors while working.
In addition to cam motions, dobbies and jacquard machines in the weaving area, Stäubli is recognized as one of the most competent brands in the global market for weaving preparation with their drawing-in, leasing, and warp-tying machines. With more than a century of experience in traditional textile industry, the R&D focused company offers new and improved high-performance systems and solutions for processing fabrics for fashion, home textiles, automotive, protection, carpeting, and highly complex technical textiles.
Stäubli will exhibit the latest products from a wide range of products in two separate booths at the ITMA 2019 in Barcelona. The weaving solutions of the company will be in Hall 4 booth C201 and the knitting solutions will be in Hall 8.1 booth B212. Textile professionals will have the chance to see several machines in Stäubli booths while working. Visitors to the booths will learn how Stäubli solutions can boost their weaving performance and overall mill efficiency. Besides offering many decisive functional advantages, the machines promise maximum service life.
Stäubli raises the bar at ITMA 2019: amongst the products being exhibited in the weaving hall are:
SAFIR S60 automatic drawing-in system with Active Warp Control features; The SAFIR series of drawing-in systems offers unique advantages thanks to AWC (Active Warp Control), Stäubli’s exclusive yarn-repeat management system. Visitors to the booth will quickly see how the precision of this ingenious technology leads to more first-quality output, supports on-time delivery, and boosts the overall productivity of the weaving department.
Shed formation solutions for frame weaving: Stäubli’s frame-weaving solutions are renowned for reliable high-speed weaving and adaptability to any application or weaving machine. The broad range includes the well-known 1600/1700 series of cam motions and the S3000/S3200 series of electronic rotary dobbies. With continual R&D activities, Stäubli delivers machinery that perfectly meets evolving market demands and the associated customer requirements. At ITMA, Stäubli will be presenting many solutions, including a new cam motion with 10 levers in combination with the new e32/e33 harness motion for even higher performance.
LXXL Jacquard machine featuring a revolutionary electronic concept: The LXXL machine boasts a large format (up to 25,600 hooks, or 51,200 hooks in a tandem installation), completing the full range of LX/LXL series machines for flat, terry, and velvet fabrics. All the machines in this series feature lifting motions that ensure precise shedding geometry and absolutely vibration-free movement even at high speeds. The optimally coordinated kinematics of all moving parts within the machines and the directly mounted components such as the drives enable routine weaving of very heavy fabrics.
Stäubli raises the bar at ITMA 2019: 3 jacquard installation to be displayed
Stäubli recently developed a revolutionary electronic concept; that perfectly integrates the constraints of high-speed weaving and the significant number of hooks to be lifted. At this year’s ITMA, visitors will learn about the functional principle of this concept; and find out how it enhances the reliability and longevity of the LX/LXL/LXXL machines.
Three complete Jacquard installations will be shown at the booth. One of them features the LXXL model, with a 20,480-hook format, for weaving dense upholstery fabric. LX32 Jacquard machine for narrow fabrics and labels; Stäubli’s broad range of Jacquard solutions includes the LX12/32/62 models for producing narrow fabrics; such as ribbons and labels. These machines are versatile, easy to adapt, and allow optimal location in relation to the perforated board; all of which enhances the quality of narrow fabrics. Available for all types of needle looms, this series enables high-speed weaving and promises long-lasting performance.
ALPHA 500 series carpet weaving system; A carpet weaving installation will be on display at the booth; demonstrating flexibility in binding variety while weaving a broad selection of carpets with exclusive effects.
Sock knitting machines will be exhibited at the knitting booth in Hall 8.1
At its other booth in Hall 8.1 for knitting; Stäubli will be showing two circular sock-knitting machines in operation featuring the 2900SL controller; and the D4S automatic toe-closing device. This revolutionary device drastically reduces sock manufacturing time whilst perfectly closing the sock with a smooth seam.
With its two booths; Stäubli is providing a complete overview of its range of solutions for future-oriented weaving mills and sock knitters; fully in line with the company’s commitment to remain in close contact with its customers and fulfil market requirements as a partner. In addition to the machinery being displayed at the two booths; many other Stäubli solutions can be seen at other booths throughout the weaving hall.
Stäubli experts look forward to welcoming visitors at its booths and discussing their individual needs; and wishes for cost-effective and high-productivity textile manufacturing.
EFI Reggiani: Kadri Uğur Tekstil’s Single Choice for Rotary and Digital Printing – Ali Uğur (left) and Naili Bilol from Ritmo Tekstil
Kadri Uğur Tekstil, one of the important companies of the Turkish textile printing industry, continues its path with EFI Reggiani, whom they have been working extensively in their deep-rooted history. With 6 EFI Reggiani solutions in their machine park, the company meets their customers’ rotary and digital printing demands with the highest quality and in the shortest time.
Operating in Bursa, one of Turkey’s traditional textile centres, Kadri Uğur Tekstil, offers dyes and screen and digital printing service to region’s leading textile manufacturers. Based on a deep-rooted past of 70 years and functioning since 1992 with their current institutional structure, the company is a family business run by 3rd and 4th generation. The company conducts activities to increase their market share in textile printing and evaluates the digital opportunities that offer new venues under the leadership of Ali Uğur and his sons, Kadri and Kerim Uğur, Board Chairman Ali Uğur is also the Chairman of the Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BTSO) as well.
Kadri Uğur Tekstil relies on EFI Reggiani technology for the quality and speed in both rotary and digital printing demanded by their Turkish customers working with the most important clothing and fashion brands of Europe (Inditex, H & M, Marks & Spencer, etc.). The company has a monthly printing capacity of 1.5 million meters and has been preferring EFI Reggiani technologies in their investments since 1986. The company has 3 rotary printers, 2 digital printers and 1 flatbed machine with the Reggiani brand.
The company carries out dyeing and printing works especially for women apparel fabrics, and is able to print on all kinds of woven and knitted fabrics including cotton, silk, viscose, polyester and blends with the exception of wool. Kadri Uğur Tekstil can also perform women apparel, men shirts and upholstery fabric print up to 180cm printing width.
Two factors affecting Kadri Uğur Tekstil’s investment; superior machine quality and full service
Ali Uğur reminded that they have 70 years of experience in textile industry, and stated that they are the oldest company working with EFI Reggiani in Bursa region. Uğur emphasized that they met their investment needs continuously from EFI Reggiani in rotary and digital printers developed afterwards, and continued saying; “We have strong relationships with both EFI Reggiani’s corporate presence and their Turkish representative Ritmo Texkstil Ltd. Şti.. The technologies they offer meet ours’ and customers’ demands and in return our relationship based on mutual trust continues to develop”.
EFI Reggiani Unica high flexibility in rotary printing for Kadri Uğur Tekstil
Kadri Uğur Tekstil is one of the three biggest screen printers in Bursa today. Ali Uğur stated that the rotary printing is still dominant in their own production as in the textile printing market; and that EFI Reggiani Unica rotary printer has been working in their facilities for 6 years. Uğur; “We are partners with EFI Reggiani because we believe in the quality of the machine in our rotary investment, the service we received after the sale and technical support of EFI Reggiani team. This printer is very comfortable with its flexibility, in offering settings that other machines cannot and its ease of setting the pattern”.
Ideal for high-volume jobs, Unica is a rotary printing model developed for narrow and wide woven and knitted fabrics from home textiles to apparel and fashion. Unica, with 180, 240 and 320cm printing widths, can print up to 90 meters per minute; with its special print head. Ali Uğur stated that digital printing has 200 thousand meters capacity in their total printing capacity of 1.5 million meters per month.
EFI Reggiani: Kadri Uğur Tekstil’s Single Choice for Rotary and Digital Printing
Infinite possibilities with EFI Reggiani POWER digital printer, outstanding performance and extended uptime thanks to reduced maintenance needs
Acquiring EFI Reggiani POWER digital direct to fabric printers 2 years ago; the company prints high value-added and special collections with these printers that have 32 print heads and deliver unparalleled reliability. This digital printer can be used for fashion, home textiles, automotive and outdoor applications; and can print on cotton, blends, polyester, polyamide, silk, viscose and elastane fabrics using disperse, reactive, pigment and acid dyes.
Noting that digital printing creates almost endless possibilities; Ali Uğur emphasized that the patterns sent by the customers in electronic environment were put in print with fast and reduced processing steps; and they were able to deliver the printed fabric rapidly. Uğur; “Now there are shorter deadlines due to the retail sector and fast fashion. At least 4 collections are requested within a year. Therefore, the products coming to us need to be delivered in 15-20 days. EFI Reggiani’s rotary and digital printing solutions are our greatest help in realizing quality and on time delivery; as one of the biggest companies of the industry”.
Ali Uğur emphasized that the process of pattern preparing has been eliminated; and the process of transforming the design into printing has never been faster than before; and that the sample can be delivered to the customer in a short time. Uğur; “We use EFI Reggiani’s digital printing solutions in short, rapid delivery and in different design works. We work on EFI Reggiani’s rotary machines for high-volume works of over 100 thousand meters”.
Describing another advantage of digital printing as “no waste dye”; Uğur told that digital printing uses dye as much as needed and prevented dye wastes. Uğur said; “In addition to the process shortening characteristics of digital printing and its production-saving capacity; the downward momentum of dye prices in the market will further increase the interest in these technologies”.
‘EFI Reggiani technology is fully compatible with sustainability’
Kadri Uğur, one of the 4th generation managers of the company; pointed out the increasing demands for sustainability in the textile industry. Uğur; “Now, end-users demand that the product they use comply with the sustainability criteria at every stage. These properties have reached certain standards especially in a product to be sold to the European market. EFI Reggiani machines, which are green technology, give us this assurance in our own business.
We use dye that do not harm human health and the environment; and that have OEKO-TEX and similar certificates; our waste water and chemical inspections have become tighter and these waste rates have decreased as never before. In shortened digital printing steps, we leave the least carbon footprint on the nature. As this demand and consciousness will increase further in the next 5 years; our printing and dyeing processes will become more important. We are ready for this process with EFI Reggiani”.
While the global textile industry meets at ITMA 2019, ASTEKS will present a selection of apron and cots types and their cots grinding machine ASTEKS 201-SF to the industry professionals. Expanding their local and international market with their solutions for the roll shop departments, ASTEKS will also inform visitors, during the exhibition, about 101-AGV: in-house transportation vehicle addressing several industries.
Providing solutions for apron, cots and cots grinding machines and roll shop department, ASTEKS will participate in ITMA 2019 in Barcelona, Spain from 20 to 26 June. ITMA, the biggest technology exhibition of the textile industry, will turn into an important platform for ASTEKS with visitors hailing from all over the global market. Being Turkey’s largest company in their field, ASTEKS will present their R&D intensive solutions to visitors in Hall 7 Booth D-101.
Company’s latest development, the 201-SF cots grinding machine will feature at the ASTEKS booth, preparing to welcome the major manufacturers of the global yarn market. Developed for spinning mills focusing on high efficiency, the machine has the advantages of easy operation, high precision processing and low maintenance requirement. Equipped with a smart feeding system, the 201-SF cots grinding machine eliminates the need to piece by piece manual feeding by a staff member. It is enough to discharge all the cots to be processed to the feeding chamber, at once.
The system will perform the whole process automatically and direct the finished cots to the other chamber. Another feature of the 201-SF is that it recognizes cots with a different diameter and automatically rejects them from the process. In this way, the cots are sorted out by the system automatically and thus possible faults caused by dimensional differences, are prevented and the waste of time is eliminated. The 201-SF can process all type of the cots for ring spinning frames and roving frames, as well as long cots for draw frames and combing frames cots without any complicated and time consuming conversion required.
Asteks 201-SF and aprons and cots suitable for all spinning mills
Produced and continuously developed for many years by ASTEKS; a selection of aprons and cots will be another important product group of their booth. RC-751 cots with successful results in synthetic and blended yarns, PE-751 draw frame cots, CTA carbon-reinforced aprons, perforated GESA / OPS-performance series new aprons for compact spinning machines, CE-684, E-700 cots; which have become the favourites of cotton spinning mills and with its high efficiency performance in the preparation process; the E-750 long cots for draw frames can be seen, closely.
ASTEKS guarantees maximum efficiency in price and quality balance with their aprons and cots for; short fibre systems, long fibre systems, open-end systems, compact systems, air systems and texturing systems.
Industry 4.0 solution for in-house transportation; 101-AGV
ASTEKS’s solution to the in-house transportation needs of several different industries developed within the scope of Industry 4.0 in the recent years; the 101-AGV automatic guided vehicle will be shown to the market by video and poster presentation. It is capable of pulling 2 to 4 tons of load and rotating 360 degrees around itself and in narrow spaces; and the vehicle is capable of following the instructions, given through its control panel; in stops and start-ups at the desired number of stations on the magnetic band route. With its advance radar system supported by AC motor and inverter technology; 101-AGV has the ability to detect obstacles to stop and re-start after the obstacle is cleared.
101-AGV reduces the dependence on manpower in product and load handling; while increasing production efficiency provided by maintaining the standard in the operation. The vehicle , that offer a long working time despite the low charging time; was developed by Turkish engineers of Asteks as a solution for in-house transportation in many kinds of mill segments such as spinning, weaving, dye-finishing house and many others.
“We are always proud of using the logo of ‘Made in Turkey’ on Asteks 201-SF and all our solutions”
Explaining that they are intensely preparing for ITMA 2019; ASTEKS Marketing and Sales Manager Sabri İlknur announced that they will participate at top management level, domestic and international sales and technical to provide satisfactory information to visitors about products and services. Expressing that as a Turkish company, ASTEKS has grown into a well-known brand in both local and international markets; İlknur stated that they are strengthening their sales networks, continuously. İlknur said; “We proudly put ‘Made in Turkey’ logo on all our solutions. We have become one of the major brands in grinding; with totally national capital and the devoted work of Turkish engineers. As our hundreds of customers in Turkey and our customers abroad trust us and choose as partners. We provide products they need and on time. In addition to our products at ITMA 2019, we will also emphasize this trust based relationship with our customers”.
Sabri İlknur stated that their basic objective at ITMA 2019; which is accepted as the Olympics of textile technologies; is to confirm their existence as one of the important players in their production field. İlknur noted that ASTEKS will welcome several visitors and many customers from markets they are already active, such as; Turkey, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Iran, Indonesia, China, Egypt and South America. “We have many reference customers in these markets. We will share this market references to our visitors during the fair” said İlknur; “We will reiterate to our visitors the confidence we have established about subjects such as; reaching the product in high quality and standards, receiving complete and timely service”.
“We continue to grow in export markets by our strong determination”
Sabri İlknur stated that ASTEKS continues to pursue its growth-oriented strategy in export markets; and said that they see every country with yarn production as a target market. İlknur noted that the Asian and Far Eastern markets with the highest capacity in the global textile market; and yarn production stand out in this regard, and concluded his words as follows; “The ITMA 2019 will contribute to increase our strength in the existing markets and to enter the other potential markets. In particular, we attach great importance to the promotion of our grinding machines. As an important technology company in the textile supply chain; we invite sector professionals to our booth in order to see our solutions that provide more efficiency and profitability”.