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The fabric makes a sofa
A high-fashion look for upholstery fabrics can be produced on the new RASCHELTRONIC.
Since the emergence of the athleisure trend, it has become clear that various synergies existing between specific segments of the textile sector can be exploited. For example, lingerie lace is being incorporated into the shirts of women runners, and functional materials are being used in sexy briefs. Home and household textiles can also profit from the transfer of ideas from one sector to another. For example, the possibilities offered by typical warp knitting machines used in the clothing sector are now bringing a touch of flamboyance to the home.
New OEKO-TEX regulations for 2018
I n 2018, the OEKO-TEX Association endeavours to provide further targeted support on issues relating to consumer protection and sustainability throughout the textile value creation chain. The existing guidelines of the OEKO-TEX product portfolio were updated on January 2, 2018. The new regulations come into effect on April 1, 2018 for all certification systems and other services, following a three-month transition period. OEKO-TEX presents the new product regulations in detail to interested companies during a webinar on January 30, 2018 at 12:00 noon (EST, UTC-5). Participation is free. One can register at www.oeko-tex.com/webinar-updates-2018.
ANDRITZ starts up eXcelle line in Poland
The line has a production capacity of about 1,000 kg/h and produces nonwovens made of natural fibres, glass fibres and polypropylene from 300 to 2,400 gsm for the automotive industry.
R9500, star of Indian rapier market: C. Straubhaar
Itema, one of the world’s leading suppliers of advanced, high-performance weaving machinery and integrated services, has always been at the forefront in providing best-in-class weaving solutions for the textile industry. “R&D has always been our forte at Itema. We have [always] been bringing in new developments for the textile industry,” says Christian Straubhaar, Group Sales & Marketing Director at Italy-based Itema S.p.A., during an interaction with ITJ Senior Sub Editor, Karthik Muthuveeran.
ELGi on road to become No. 2 in air compressors
ELGi Equipments is geared up to achieve its goal of emerging as No. 2 air compressor manufacturer globally within the next decade. The ITJ reports after a factory visit to ELGi’s facilities in Coimbatore.
Every logo of the Coimbatore-based ELGi Equipments Ltd carries a two-word slogan – Always Better! But by the time, the ITJ Editor finished his tour of its HQ, factory and foundry, he realised that the slogan is a bit modest and should have been “Always Best”! And this compressor giant is not at all modest about its ambition, which is: To be the No. 2 in global compressor making within the next decade, from a position of being No. 7 now. In the last four years, after the completion and working of its sprawling 1,00,000 m2 facility at the Kodangipalayam village in Coimbatore, ELGi can proudly claim that the foundation to reach its goal has been well laid.
A big success for European machinery roadshow in Colombia
The first European roadshow of 14 textile machinery manufacturers took place on October 18 in Bogota and the following day in Medellin. With over 100 Colombian textile producers attending, it exceeded the expectations of the organisers, the Belgian (SYMATEX), French (UCMTF), Spanish (AMTEX) and Swedish (TMAS) textile machinery associations.
InterMarket plans new project in Baroda
“In the next 10 years, home textile players will focus more on Indian markets rather than focus more on exports,” says Shrinidhi Nadgauda, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, InterMarket (India) Pvt Ltd, during the recently-concluded Textiles India 2017 event in Gandhinagar, while speaking on the home textiles market in India to Karthik Muthuveeran, Sr Sub Editor of the ITJ.
Housing boom spurs home textiles market
There was a time when home textiles were purchased only during the festivals in India. But this story was 20 years ago! Thanks to the growth of retailing and increase in purchasing power, home textiles market in India is transforming. An ITJ Exclusive Report delves into this transformation.