Tecnorama received an extremely positive result with many sales contracts signed at the latest ITMA 2015 recently concluded. The success was stated as “exceeded expectations” by the Italian company.

Tecnorama received an extremely positive result at ITMA 2015. 

Professionalism, technical quality, constant commitment for innovative solutions for over thirty years have led to the success, and the success at ITMA, which exceeded expectations, provides a further incentive to continue on the path of continuous research, innovation and dedicated assistance, the Italian company says.


Tecnorama showcased the new machines, Shakerama and Ecodyerama, on their booth.


Shakerama is a new system for dyeing laboratory samples, designed to complete the range of automatic dyeing machines forming part of the Dos&Dye Compact system. This machine is particularly suitable for dyeing knitwear and fabric made of all type fibres: natural, artificial and synthetic.


As introduced, Shakerama is conceived to work with groups of more autoclaves carrying out simultaneously dyeing cycles with different recipes but using the same dyeing program. The cooling system guarantees perfect temperature uniformity and regularity for all dyeing units avoiding dyeing reproducibility problems.


Ecodyerama automatically analyzes the quality of wastewater during the dyeing process. The water quality is analyzed by means of a special optical instrument capable of checking the presence of minimum quantities of dyestuff remaining in the washing water (RGB technology).


Ecodyerama is easy to use, can be applied on all existing dyeing machines and is suitable for any type of fibres and/or form of textile material (flock, yarn, reels and skeins, fabrics, mesh, etc.). It can also monitor any type of dyeing technique (reactive, direct, acid-based, etc.).


Breakthrough solutions in yarn feeding

Angelo Rizzo, Sales & Marketing General Manager, BTSR 

BTSR presented its latest UNIFEEDER 2 at ITMA. The device features a new concept multi-patented system and guarantees a total combined yarn feeding and storage control, thus representing the first “positive storage” feeder concept introduced on the market.


Main features of the device include:


      Real-time Total Yarn Control - from input yarns (knots, breaks, tears), through yarn storage (constant storage), to output yarns (LFA and yarn constant tension feeding)

      High Precision Real-time Yarn Consumption Measurement (LFA) - granted by BTSR proprietary optical ring

      Prevent Yarn Twisting - thanks to new-concept revolving drum and optical ring technology closed-loop integrated system (yarn storage feed equal to yarn feeding speed)

      Real-time Constant Tension Self-adaptive Technology -bringing TOP Production Repeatability, based on the high-frequency magnetically controlled floating ring and output tension sensor closed-loop control system


Angelo Rizzo, Sales & Marketing General Manager, said that customers are basically looking to achieve two goals — producing top quality products and maximizing productivity.


Saving cost and producing products of competitive quality are paramount. In order to survive, this is the way,” he added.


Another highlight of the company was its ROLLING FEEDER, devised to impact seamless and knitting sectors habits and trends tied to bare elastomer applications.


The device combines the flexibility and user-friendliness of BTSR Constant Tension Feeding Technology. Bare elastomeric yarn feeding at constant LFA/speed allows the production of top quality products.


Debut of brush sueding machine to mark 90th year in textile finishing


Celebrating its 90th year in the textile finishing business this year, Italian manufacturer Mario Crosta brought to ITMA a new brush sueding machine, Lisa 4 KNIT – Lisa TUB, which is being launched worldwide in January 2016.

Stefano Usuelli, Area Manager of Mario Crosta 

Equipped with four brushes for the treatment of knitted fabric in open width or tubular, the new model is of good value and easier to use while improving the results of products, according to Stefano Usuelli, Area Manager of Mario Crosta.


Lisa 4 KNIT is divided into two independent modules, each has two brushes, which produce different brushing effects for each module.


The strength of this machine is the possibility to set in the display the final effect required on the fabric as a parameter. It is suitable for all types of fabric and remains constant during production due to the electronic automatic adjustment of the machine.


Mr Usuelli said China is the market with the biggest potential for this new machine. The other good markets include Turkey, Indonesia and Bangladesh. About 80% of the company’s products were sold to these markets, among them, 30% to China, he said.

Having already built a solid base in central and northern China, the company is now keen to further develop its foothold in South China, he said.


Another highlight of exhibits is the universal hotmelt coating and laminating machine MP MELT. It is designed for processing all kinds of substrates, including heat sensitive materials, and is suitable for coating and laminating by means of thermoplastic hotmelt adhesives (polyamide, polyester, EVA, LDPE, HDPE based, etc.), reactive PUR hotmelt adhesives and pressure sensitive hotmelt adhesives.


There are possible applications in the automotive, garment and shoe industry, as well as upholstery/ home textile industry (mattress thicking, too).


Mr Usuelli said this machine is popular among users in India and Bangladesh for coating and laminating. In comparison, he commented, customers in China seem to be more interested in trying out new technologies.


China is keen to try new solutions to improve the quality of their products. South America is also a replacement market. Some Central American countries are growing because companies from the US and Canada are opening factories there,” he said.

BRIO 24 ready to serve knitters worldwide


The main novelty of Biancalani at this ITMA was the new BRIO 24 for knitted goods. The machine enables efficient tensionless drying, shrinking and relaxing, with knit stability levels that were once reachable only with drum tumblers.

Rossano Biancalani, President, Biancalani 

Rossano Biancalani, President, said the newly-launched BRIO 24 has received satisfactory response from the market. By the time of ITMA Asia 2016 in Shanghai, a number of companies in Asia will have installed the machine, which is 100% made in Italy.


The machine is specifically designed for relax-drying and stabilizing any kind of knitted fabric, in any composition and weight, both in tubular and open form, ensuring the highest degree of shrinkage and permanent stability, with a soft hand and increased volume.


Mr Biancalani said customers look for machine features that make the fabric soft while enabling high-speed production. The design of BRIO 24 is aimed to provide the highest performances in terms of relaxation and productivity, with complete flexibility.


He said that despite the slower economy in China, the textile industry of the country remains a strong market for Biancalani, especially for its product AIRO 24, a high-efficiency dryer for continuous and open-width tumbling treatments of woven, nonwoven and knitted fabrics.


China is not going to slow down. We’re selling more and more machines in China,” he said. “Among the more than 200 units of AIRO 24 we sold worldwide, about 50 were sold to China, where a lot of customers are based in Shanghai, Hangzhou and Ningbo. China has huge potential due to the large number of knitters there.”


He has observed that textile manufacturers in China increasingly produce for the domestic market as Chinese people become affluent. More Chinese consumers prefer luxury products and can afford to buy them.