At ITMA ASIA + CITME 2018, the highlights of exhibits in Hall 5 & 6 include washing, dyeing, finishing, printing, digital printing machinery, measuring equipment, software, chemical auxiliaries, etc.

Brighi’s pillow manufacturing line.

Brighi (Booth: H5 B05)

Brighi Tecnologie Italia will show automation technologies for the field of home textile, upholstery, automotive, laundry and packaging.

In the pillow manufacturing line, the machines automate the complete process from the raw material in carded fiber to the cover filling, sewing, labelling and packaging of finished pillows into handle bags or big sacs for any kind of purposes and styles in less than 50 square meters space.

The line is composed of some standing alone machines that can be integrated in the system at any time. 
The line and its software Brighi are ready to adjust to customer requirements. Upgrades are available for the line by remote so that managers can easily interface with production.

Another important feature of the line is that only one dedicated operator is required to manage it.


Carù (Booth: H6 C54)

Sueding machine Easy-Supreme Touch 6.2 is characterized by its high sueding efficiency.

Italian manufacturer Macchine Carù S.r.l. will introduce its new version of sueding machine Easy-Supreme Touch 6.2 with innovative features atITMA ASIA 2018.

The new machine can use abrasive brushes and diamond emery in combination. With the machine, up to 6+2 combinations of sueding rollers and brushes can be used. Additional two brushes or two sueding rollers can be installed as optional for a total of eight sets.

The machine is characterized by its high sueding efficency due to the considerable number of contact points. Three approaching units independently adjustable, set the distance between fabric and brushes (or sueding rollers). The seam passage, which follows an automatic progressive sequence, stops the brushes to let the seam pass without damage it.

In addition, the machine can be programmed according to the kind of fabric processed. Fabric stretching is controlled by load cells and obtained by the means of two distinct motorized rollers drived by inverters.


Corino (Booth: H6 C20)

Corino will exhibit the advanced version of automatic weft straightener

Corino Macchine will exhibit the advanced version of "Super-N", an automatic weft straightener for all woven fabrics capable of correcting all types of distortions, diagonal, curved, sinusoidal and asymmetric.

Thanks to a simple but effective physical principle, the weft yarns are brought back to their original position by tensioning them transversally after the fabric selvedges have been pinned on the circumference of 2 big wheels.

Its mechanical way of working makes it an efficient weft straightener for woven fabric because the distortions removal is not influenced by the limits of the optical weft straighteners.

Furthermore, it is a user-friendly, low maintenance and highly reliable machine. The over 1.100 units already sold worldwide in more than 40 countries testify to the success of "Super-N".

Super-N is part of a family of pin wheels weft straighteners, of which three more models form part: "N-Max" combines the pin wheels system with the optical one; “Jumbo-N” is for wide fabric width; and "Little-N" is a compact version for installations in very small workplaces.


Danti Paolo (Booth: H6 C53)

Danti Paolo Company, an Italian textile finishing machine manufacturer, will introduce its new development in Peaching machines for knitted fabrics.

The Peaching machine S1000 MK2 is equipped with 6 abrasive brushes in Ceramic or Carbon and has been specially designed to process knitted fabrics. A very sophisticate system for fabric tension control ensures that the fabric is processed correctly without excessive stress, and, at the same time, allowing a production capacity up to 50% higher than other Peaching machines.

A Peaching machine S1000MK2 has been recently installed in Chinese company Guangdong Yinrun and received positive feedback with its high performances.

The machine also has the possibility to mount diamond emery rollers and a combination of diamond emery rollers and abrasive brushes. The electronics from Siemens provides remote troubleshooting by smartphone.


Dollfus & Muller (Booth: H6 D16)

With more than 200 years’ experience, Dollfus & Muller is a leading manufacturer of endless felts and dryer belts for the textile finishing and nonwovens factories.

The company has particularly improved the compacting felts for knit finishing with major evolutions. The compacting felts bring a special care to the fabrics. Thanks to its smooth surface, they have an excellent guiding and the compacting rate in relations with its new exclusive compacting felt design. In addition, the Dollfus & Muller sanforizing palmer felts are ideal for denim producers.

Furthermore, the company manufactures durable printing dryer belt qualities. These durable printing dryer belts are specially designed for pigment printing of bed sheeting.

Dollfus & Muller has its exclusive print open mesh belt specially designed for the production of fine fabrics, scarves and flags. These belts have special non-marking surfaces onthe particles and the back side.


Thickeners Automatic Preparing Unit TETRAGON automates the process of printing pastes preparation using a weighing system on loading cells.FIMAT (Booth: H6 C22)

FIMAT S.r.l. will present a new compact automatic dosing system - Colour Kitchen MONOLITH.

Along with reduced dimension and starting time, the new system has self-supporting mono-block which is easy to be placed. Moreover, the foundations and frameworks are not required anymore.

Followed by the positive experience of MONOLITH, the idea for a new compact monoblock Thickeners Automatic Preparing Unit was born, namely TETRAGON. This system automates the process of printing pastes preparation using a weighing system on loading cells, and realizing recipes with both liquid and powder auxiliaries. With new software tools, a fully computerized system controls the whole process to set colors for production.

For the nickel screens used in the rotary printing, Fimat has realized a system for the recovery, besides the traditional complete line of photoengraving machines. The rotary screens recovery system (mod. SSS) allows the recovery of the screens and thus saves money. The final performance of the process is exceptional: if the screen to be recovered does not present mechanical damages before the process, it will result as new.

In addition, the screen washing machines (mod. SWK – SWM) allow simultaneous washing of 4 screens with a considerable saving of time and of water consumption.


Monforts (Booth: H6 D05)
The new Monforts Qualitex Web-UI provides machinery data visualization for remote control on handheld devices.
The potential of Industry 4.0, in combination with the drive to reduce waste and minimise raw materials usage, has led to some significant new developments by Monforts.

Visitors will learn about the company’s new Qualitex 800 control system, along with the Web-UI app and the remote visualisation of Monforts technologies via smart phones and tablet devices.

The Qualitex 800 has all the intuitive features operators will be familiar with from touchscreen devices and makes navigation extremely easy for operators, cutting down the time required for becoming familiar with a new system and allowing complete control of all machine parameters.

Resource efficiency is being addressed via the new technologies such as the company’s Eco Line for denim, based on two key technology advances – the Eco Applicator for minimum application of the selected finishing chemicals and the ThermoStretch.

As an alternative to conventional padding, especially for wet-in-wet solutions, the Monforts Eco Applicator can significantly reduce the amount of finishing chemicals required prior to the stretching and skewing of the denim fabric.

In many textile mills globally, the cost of energy for running integrated manufacturing lines – especially those for fabric finishing that can involve numerous sequences of heating and subsequent drying – is now eclipsing the cost of paying people to operate them.

The ability of the Eco Applicator to significantly reduce energy costs has seen it rapidly accepted on the market.

The Monforts ThermoStretch unit meanwhile carries out the skewing (weft straightening), stretching and drying in a continuous process.

The Eco Line system reduces energy requirements and losses, increases thermal transfer and keeps the drying energy on the textile material longer. As a result energy savings of up to 50% are being achieved.

At the show, the company’s specialists will be on hand to explain how its new coating heads are being tailored to drying technology for maximum benefits.

For an unprecedented range of options, Monforts now offers multi-functional coating heads for both its industrial texCoat and Allround coating units. Module options include those for screen printing, magnetic coating and knife coating, either integrated into new lines or retrofitted into existing installations.

In addition, the company’s system has the shortest fabric path from the coating unit into the stenter and all of these options are available in wider widths.


Noseda (Booth: H6 C25)

Noseda srl will present some innovative and environmental-friendly products, as well as its new technologies. Using consolidated know-hows in the technical and sportswear fields, the company offers a wide and complete range of dyeing machines for yarns and fabrics.

With reference to open width fabrics, the beam dyeing TS-A1 and washing range ELTEX W25-35 with its unique characteristics will be presented. The acronyms HPF-HS, SCR 4000 and Acquazero FLEX 10 are part of a widely consolidated lexicon in Noseda technology relating to yarn, beam and jet dyeing machines.

TESS-TEX is a fully integrated system of machines and technologies for the preparation and dyeing of woven and knitted fabrics made of natural and synthetic fibres. It includes scouring, washing and relaxing lines, beam dyeing machines, beam winders, jet dyeing machine based on a long term partnership with the Japanese Hisaka Works Ltd, jigger dyeing machines, as well as lab and pre-production models.

Meanwhile, YARN-TEX is an integrated system which includes vertical dyeing machines and horizontal dyeing machines.

The focus of the show will be the beam dyeing machine model TS-A1. The beam dyeing in concept version allows higher load, flow rates and evenness and fastness as well as lower process dyeing time. As a result, there will be no fabric slippage and no liquor channeling. Moreover, different options of the machines with diverse designs are available.

For NOMEX fabrics beam dyeing process, HPF.HS technology assures a high dyeing penetration and excellent color evenness while AcquaZERO technology enables a drastic reduction of water, steam, energy as well as the reduction of carriers and benzyalcohol consumption.


DreamAIR is able to perform all specialty wet finishing in a continuous process with high mechanical actions.Pentek (Booth: H6 C34)

Italian company Pentek Textile Machinery will introduce the novel version of DreamAir, an exclusive wet tumbler for specialty finishing effects.

Thanks to the refined airflow fabric transportation with mechanical action, DreamAir is a unique creative tool dedicated to demanding fabric finisher. From chemical processes to various washing effects, it is now possible to reproduce in continuous an entire range of wet applications which are conventionally achieved in discontinuous batch machines.

Caustic washes for tensionless mercerization, enzyme washing, fibrillation and defibrillation, bleaching and sand washing effects, are all possible in continuous form.

In addition, batch to batch variation is no more a concern due to the precise and continuous chemical dosing system. Water consumption and utilities are dramatically reduced, opening a totally new scenario when marketing added value fabric.


EnergyMaster can analyze and optimize energy consumption in the factory.Sedo Treepoint (Booth: H6 A17)

The Germany-based Sedo Treepoint is a digital system provider for textile industry. The company’s core technology is not onlydesigned for the textile dyeing and finishing, but also for other departments like spinning, weaving and knitting.

The company will introduce an energy management tool EnergyMaster that maps the different energy consumptions (electricity, gas, compressed air, water, steam, effluent, CO2 emission) for further analysis and optimization.

The software is equipped with routing functions which support determining capacity requirement and schedule production activities.

By taking advantage of the already present data collection network, data base and server configuration, the investment and energy costs can be kept to the minimum by using the EnergyMaster module.


SETEX (Booth: H6 E19)

SETEX is a German leader in designing, manufacturing and implementing production automation for the textile dyeing and finishing market.

At the show, the company will introduce the new version of Manufacturing Execution System (MES) OrgaTEX X1. The system shows automation technology for intelligent textile manufacturing along the entire production chain for a comprehensive planning, controlling and optimizing of orders, machines and processes.

The OrgaTEX software provides an efficient approach in either direction - to the machines and between the machines. In consequence, an intelligent real-time communication between all systems is possible.

In addition, the new OrgaTEX solution enables SETEX to react adequate and flexible to different customer needs, and to offer one-stop complete solutions that meet the specific individual requirements.


Thies (Booth: H6 E18)
 iCone yarn dyeing machine can achieve tremendous savings in water and electrical consumption.
Thies GmbH & CO. KG concentrates on sustainable product solutions and focuses on the development of innovative, intelligent and integrated concepts for yarn and fabric dyeing.

This time, Thies Textilmaschinen will present the established iCone yarn dyeing machine. This machine consolidates high ecological standards with technological intelligence to achieve tremendous savings in water and electrical consumption. The 2018 version incorporates various new detail improvements, many of them developed in response to suggestions from customers and users.

The construction of the iCone is based upon the worldwide established eco-bloc series of Thies, but involves innovative technologies. Its newly designed pump bloc system allows dyeing with an ultra-short liquor ration. Improved rinsing functions allow the reduction of the after-treatment times. Moreover, the new flow converter design enables the adjustment of the flow reversal, namely from inside to outside and from outside to inside.

iCone has been specifically developed to meet the requirements of stringent international and local environmental protection regulations with simultaneous consideration of its economic efficiency.