DNA helps stop cotton fibre substitution
In light of recent reports of mislabeling products relating to Egyptian cotton, Applied DNA Sciences, Inc, a provider of DNA-based supply chain, anti-counterfeiting, authentication, genotyping and anti-theft technologies, today provides market data that shows their DNA-based system can be used to monitor, control or eliminate the off-shore substitution of high-value cotton fibres by fibres of unknown origin.
Agro-textiles hold vast scope in India: Gangopadhyay
In 2015-16, technical textiles market reached Rs 92,499 crore, of which the agro-textiles share is Rs 1,191 crore, which reflects only 1 per cent of the total. But for a country like India, which thrives on an agricultural economy, the scope is immense. “We have not even touched the surface of the market, and we have to penetrate deep and explore the potential.
New Wira Fibre Diagram Machine FDM2
The new FDM2 incorporates an independent operating system based on its own on-board processor with colour touch-screen. Results are instantly displayed in graphic and statistical form. The FDM2 incorporates flexible connectivity with data exportable by Ethernet to external networks and associated hardware according to local requirements. In addition, data can be easily transferred via a convenient SD storage card.
Spincan makes a mark in card & spinning cans
Spin cans and all the components are designed, materials selected and manufactured in all sizes and diameters following ISO specifications.
For over 50 years, Kolkata-based Spincan and its associates have been manufacturing card and spinning cans for the jute and textile industries. The invaluable experience and expertise built over this period have kept Spincan abreast of current technology and enabled it to provide state-of-the-art cans and accessories.
High demand for Oerlikon?s BCF S+, Sytec One systems
While the S+ is a convincing solution for residential and commercial commodity applications, Sytec One is particularly good for speciality products and demanding production processes.
The focus of the Oerlikon Neumag booth at the FloorTek Expo in Dalton, GA in the US will be on solutions for the sustainable manufacture of carpet yarns. The US has been dominated by PET/PTT since 2008, but there is a clear shift in R-PET/recycling solutions.
Rieter makes 32% jump in order intake
Rieter’s order intake increased by 32 per cent to CHF 510.7 million in the first half of 2016 (CHF 388.3 million in the first half of 2015), thanks in particular to stronger demand in the machinery business. As expected, order intake was thus significantly higher than sales of CHF 436.9 million (CHF 553.9 million in the first half of 2015). Rieter achieved EBITDA of CHF 34.4 million or 7.9 per cent of sales (CHF 66.0 million or 11.9 per cent of sales in the first half of 2015) due to good results of the Components and After Sales business groups. EBIT amounted to CHF 15.7 million while the EBIT margin was 3.6 per cent (CHF 46.1 million and 8.3 per cent respectively in the first half of 2015).
Tapping mills' untapped potential
In a textile unit, performance in some areas often remain unreported and thus goes unnoticed by the top management. Such areas are discussed by S Srinivasan, Retired Director (Operation), Bhojraj Ind Plc.
Many textile mills in India operate with a slender margin and thus there is a dire need to control various relatively smaller costs in a competitive environment where selling price is determined largely by the market. The utilisation of raw material, energy, labour and machinery are critical and hence always reported in comparison to the industry norms.
When the mill manager is happy in his work...
The job of the modern mill manager is an extremely demanding one – with the heavy responsibility of producing top quality textiles while also ensuring the company’s efficiency and profitability goals are met. Today’s systems for quality testing and monitoring systems are designed to make these challenges achievable, with solutions such as USTER® QUANTUM 3 yarn clearers and USTER® QUANTUM EXPERT 3 data systems offering total control of every aspect of quality management.