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SWISSMEM turns 75, vows to chase innovation
SWISSMEM, the Swiss textile machinery industry association, celebrated its platinum jubilee just two months before ITMA 2015, which gave an opportunity for the industry to ponder over critical issues including the future of textile technologies.
Europe still dominates in textile technology, but India is no laggard. It has created its own niche. With 158 exhibitors at the present ITMA 2015, Indian textile machinery and spares industry has come a long way to spread its wings since 1975 when at the same Milan, India fielded a lone exhibitor. An ITJ Report previews the current scenario.
"Switzerland is the fifth largest exhibitor in ITMA"
Swissmem is the Swiss association of mechanical and electrical engineering industries (MEM industries). Swissmem was created by the merger of two associations: ASM (Association of Swiss Engineering Employers) und VSM (Swiss Association of Machinery Manufacturers).
Key quality parameters: A practical challenge
Ambitious yarn spinners quickly learn that key performance indicators (KPI) are closely linked with quality ´ especially at the higher levels of the market, as an example from China shows. Achieving consistent quality, reducing waste and avoiding the risk of packages ruined by outliers are critical objectives, attainable only by implementing systematic quality management.
Key quality indicators for spinning
When it comes to quality and cost calculations, spinners are well aware of the familiar parameters: raw material prices, machine downtime and production rates, for example. But a more detailed assessment of all the key performance indicators (KPIs) for a successful spinning mill can bring important new factors to light. Expert guidance on this wider view comes in USTER® NEWS BULLETIN No. 50, just published ´ and now available as an e-magazine.
Two-stage solution for contamination challenges
USTER® JOSSI VISION SHIELD and USTER® QUANTUM 3 put Bangladesh spinners on course for export growth.
All along the textile value chain, customers are becoming more and more demanding, and it is usually the spinners who have to rise to the challenges.
Cotton woes pile up
Cotton price is still down, and the global acreage is likely to follow suit. China´s warehoused cotton poses quality problem but in the medium-term, there could be reliefs with the demand for cotton from countries like India going up.
Reading fabric appearance: The yarn tells the story
Testing with USTER® TESTER 5 and USTER® CLASSIMAT 5 shows how a fabric will look and feel.
Total customer satisfaction is every spinner´s goal and reputations depend on it. Every critical yarn parameter must to be tested to ensure that the resultant fabric meets expectations, whatever level of the market is being supplied.
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