Alternative fibres role stressed
Today, there are many alternatives to cotton and viscose fibres like milk fibre, soyabean fibre, bamboo fibre and pineapple fibre and China is far ahead than India in developing alternative sustainable fibres for textile uses, said Dr NN Mahapatra, President of Ahmedabad-based Colorant Ltd, while delivering the GM Nabar endowment lecture recently at the Department of Fibres and Textile Processing Technology, Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), Mumbai.
The changing face of textile printing
With the advent of inkjet printers and wide applications of inkjet printing in various areas, printing on fabrics also developed. It is a change from conventional method of screen printing - flat bed and roto. Digital printing offers distinct benefits of being able to print attractive design, complex designs, printing in short runs (smaller batch size), easy sampling, and capability of printing anything that you see on a computer screen. It has infused new energy into printing ideas and garment fashion. In a way, it is revolutionary!
CMT, Bruckner partnership for knits finishing knowhow
Compagnie Mauricienne de Textile Ltée (CMT) is one of the leading garment manufacturers in the world. Headquartered in Mauritius with design and marketing offices in the UK and France, CMT is specialised in fast-fashion jersey-wear for high-street retailers in Europe and the US.
Huntsman bags DMAI awards
The Textile Effects division of Huntsman Corporation has been selected as the overall winner in the 2016 Dyestuff Manufacturers’ Association of India Awards (DMAI) 2016 for recognition of “Excellent Performance in Exports of Dyestuffs by Large Scale unit”. Huntsman Textile Effects also won the category for “Excellent Performance in Safety & Hazards Control by a Large Scale unit”. The awards recognize the outstanding contribution of Huntsman Textile Effects in supporting environment, health and safety and sustainability for the textile industry.
Dongheng-SPGPrints tie-up for high-volume digital textile printing
SPGPrints announces the sale of a six-colour PIKE® digital textile printer to the Dongheng Group, in Changzhou, Jiangsu province (near Shanghai), China. DHG wanted to expand its digital capabilities for a variety of reasons. First, it needed to offer greater service flexibility, meeting customer demands for both high-quality, short runs and faster lead-times.
ColorJet introduces green digital fabric printing
ColorJet Group, the largest manufacturer of digital inkjet printers in India, which participated in the Knit Show held recently at Tirupur in Tamil Nadu introduced its direct to fabric digital printing machines using water based pigment inks aimed at green digital printing. ColorJet showcased samples printed on its best-selling direct to fabric digital printing machines; the METRO and VASTRAJET, which use the groundbreaking and environmentally friendly, water based pigment inks.
Aleph installs1st LaForte Paper in Italy
The great industrial format plotter has a very high production capacity that can reach a speed of 600 sq m/hour.
A few months after its official launch, the first LaForte Paper developed and manufactured by Aleph has been installed at an historic Italian company, the Tintoria e Stamperia di Lambrugo Spa which has been operating successfully since 1945 for the fashion industry.
VORAN Series Eco-Solvent Printers
Indigo Prints Smart Pvt Ltd, Mumbai, offers the VORAN Series Eco-Solvent Printers, which are designed for high and quality level production concept. The machines are the best solution to the beginners as well as established printing units. These machines perform consistently with quality for short print runs and also even for volume production. The performance of these machines is unbeatable for long working hours also. Simple and comfortable operation and easy maintenance are the additional features of this machine.