At ITMA 2015, with a grand theme “Narrow Fabrics Around the World“, Jakob Müller divided its newly-designed booth into five thematic islands in a bid to strengthen its leadership position in narrow fabrics.

The booth of Jakob Müller attracted many visitors. 

The ITMA2015 is our main event of this year and we are very happy to welcome everybody on our new booth and to share our knowledge,” said Robert Reimann, CEO of Jakob Mueller Group.


Customer satisfaction is the key to remain successful in the market, he stressed. “We want to serve our customers on our booth. They should feel at home and get familiar with our innovations and advantages.”


The company exhibited a series of new products and applications, including:


- MÜGRIP MBJ6 and MÜJET MBJL6 on a universal platform

- New applications on the fully electronic NH2 loom

- New applications on the Acotronic and integrated technical solutions between Comez and Jakob Müller

- New compact MFR1.5 line that fills up the missing gap of machinery in the textile industry and allows customers to be more cost effective and flexible

- New MDP3 E with higher printing resolution and higher output - a unique machine in this market segment

- New UV60-R/S – a highly versatile automatic making-up machine that integrates the functions of 3 former models

Robert Reimann, CEO of Jakob Mueller Group 

We experience a particular interest in the machines shown for the first time to the customers. The technical innovation fits exactly to the market needs and offers the possibility of individual solutions for every customer,” said Mr Reimann. “The great benefit of the production possibilities results in an enjoyable order income and big interest for projects.”

Jakob Müller focuses on lower energy consumption for all its machines, resulting in considerable lower production costs for customers, he added. “Compared to our competitors, up to about 80 % energy can be saved. On the other hand, every year we invest a large amount in new production machines and technologies for a sustainable production process.”


The company would further develop new technologies based on customers’ needs. It prefers to cooperate closely with customers for continuous development of revolutionary products for the narrow fabrics industry, according to Mr Reimann.


New XENO-platform attracts extraordinary number of visitors 

SSM’s booth was overwhelmed by high quality visitors. 

SSM and SSM GIUDICI launched eight new products at ITMA along with the showing of 14 applications on their booth. According to SSM, the company’s new XENO-platform has attracted “an extraordinary number of visitors”.


The Swiss-based SSM Schärer Schweiter Mettler AG, inventor of the electronic yarn traverse system, presented its breakthrough technologies for cost-effective winding and yarn processing.


The new DIGICONE 2 winding algorithm, for example, can increase up to 20% the dye package density with unchanged dye-recipes.


Some new inventions that made debut at the show included six products in the winding & doubling segments and two in false-twist & air-texturing. The machines for the following applications were on display:


    Dye Package Winding/Rewinding

    Assembly Winding (doubling)

    Air Texturing

    False Twist Texturing

    Sewing Thread Finish Winding

    Conventional Covering

Thomas Elsener, Marketing Service, SSM 

SSM was overwhelmed by the number of high quality visitors. Many interesting discussions concerning open projects or about the latest SSM-equipment were reported.


Thomas Elsener, Marketing Service, at SSM, said that only new products were brought to the show and they have attracted a large number of visitors.

“Many people came to see the products. They were from various sectors in different countries. That’s quite unexpected,” he said. “This is a sign that the textile industry has confidence in the future. They are interested to see new innovations because the manufacturers need to be ahead of the economic tides.”


Extremely strong interest was recorded for the new XENO-platform (XENO-YW, -BW & -FW for winding and XENO-YD, -BD & -FD for assembly winding) as well as for the SSM GIUDICI TG2-AT & -FT with individual automatic frontal doffer, according to SSM.
The new XENO-YW platform is designed for winding.
The DURO-TW & -TD for technical yarns as well as the TK2-20 CT & KTE for sewing thread inspired the crowd as well.


Besides, SSM introduced the new X-Series (PSX-W/D, PWX-W and TWX-W/D) for dye package winding / rewinding and assembly winding, which will be shown at ITMA Asia 2016 in Shanghai.


Mr Elsener said that more customers in China are looking for higher quality products and this trend would benefit SSM, as it offers machines catering for a wide variety of applications.

Small business segment with big potential

For another Swiss-based company, Habasit, the textile segment is only about 15% of its entire business but the potential of it is too good to overlook.
(Right) Giuseppe Bassi, Industry Segment Manager Textile of Habasit, pictured with Mang Lam, Key Account Manager, Knowledge Management & Marketing Department of the company.
For textile, Habasit’s product range covers all applications in the short staple, long staple and man-made fiber sectors in addition to textile printing and nonwovens.


According to Giuseppe Bassi, Industry Segment Manager Textile, the main growth driver of Habasit’s textile business segment is the development of textile printing technology, while the yarn processing market is comparatively quiet.


This is also why Habsit chose to exhibit in the digital printing cluster at ITMA. Mr Bassi said that digital printing machines are in need of more stable printing blankets in the course of upgrading.


The PB-2481 premium printing blanket promoted at Habasit’s booth features high precision in textile printing. With strong aramid traction layer and asymmetrical structure, it is designed for a high level of repeat accuracy.


Mr Bassi said the printing factories are undergoing big changes under the continuous efforts being made to protect the environment. As digital printing causes 20% - 25% less pollution, uses much less water, inks, energy and cleaning agents than traditional way of printing, more factories are switching to the technology.


In China, in particular, as the Chinese government is keen to ensure clean production, printing factories are poised to employ the digital solutions.


“The factories need to upgrade their machinery because digital printing is changing end-users’ perception. For instance, in the past, printing factories conjured up the images of big building, big warehouse, dirt, and so on. But now, only a small place is needed.”