French Textile Machinery
Manufacturers offering hardware, software and services
Evelyne CHOLET, the Secretary General of their association,
states that “the French textile machinery manufacturers are
technology partners for their customers. Together they cooperate
on long term basis often from a specially designed machine to
many after sales services”. The objective of these services is
to let the customers get the best return from their investments.
They include, for examples, remote assistance through internet,
spare parts availability and upgrading.
“In fact, she adds, often, even before the investment
decision is made, the machinery manufacturers’ R&D teams work
directly with the customers to design specialty machines”.
R&D and service are embedded in the French Textile Machinery
Manufacturers’ DNA. It has always been. Remember that Jacquard,
the star of the textile machinery invention was French! The
manufacturers are agile SME’s run by entrepreneurs with long
term objectives. The managers have very often a long history and
strong ties with their companies. Then, in such SME’s the
information flows very rapidly between the commercial, technical
and research departments. This is how it should work and it
does. It allows to go much further than purely commercial
relationships with the customers; trust and confidence are not
Evelyne CHOLET, Secretary General, UCMTF.
That’s why France is the sixth textile machinery manufacturer
worldwide with an annual turnover of about 1 billion Euros (1,15
billion US dollars). They are particularly strong in long fibre
spinning (wool, acrylic …), yarn twisting and control (including
technical yarns), space-dyeing, heat setting for carpet yarns,
carpet systems, dyeing and finishing, felts and belts for
finishing processes, nonwovens, air conditioning of textile
plants, and recycling processes of textile materials.
Evelyne CHOLET concludes “We have worked hard to welcome our
customers on our booths at ITMA, and surprise them; my message
to them about our machines is: make it yours!”
NSC SCHLUMBERGER Hall 6 Stand A 107
NSC, global specialists in machines for processing long
staple fibres such as wool and wool-like fibres, are pleased to
welcome their visitors to the forthcoming ITMA on their 500 m²
stand and show them new versions of NSC’s core machines:
The ERA combing machine in a multi-servomotor drive design.
With this new drive, most of the settings will be possible via
the main control screen. A wide range of materials have been
tested on this new ERA combing machine and results are promising
mainly for delicate material which has to be processed in a
gentle manner. Also, despite the additional motors, power
consumption remains low.
The GC chain gill also benefits from additional axes driven
by servomotors which allows more settings on the main control
For its FMV vertical rubbing frame, NSC has also developed a
multi servomotor drive for the axes. The bobbin build-up also
benefits from a servomotor-controlled drive.
LAROCHE Hall 5 Stand C 106
At ITMA, LAROCHE, world leader in fiber processing equipment,
will display the following machines:
Airlay type “Flexiloft 2600” with improved web uniformity and
weight range. From 2.4 up to 4.0 m, the Laroche Airlay can run
all types of fibers (synthetics, natural, recycled….,) and
blends of fibers and solid particles (foam chips, plastics, wood
chips). This allows to make smart products from renewable
resources and from wastes that are otherwise discarded.
Thermobonding or needle punching trials can be run in the
technical center with a Schott and Meissner oven or with an
Andritz needle loom.
LAROCHE Airlay Flexiloft.
Tearing machine type “Jumbo 2000” for high capacity recycling
of all types of textile wastes including post-consumer clothing
and carpet wastes.
New generation of ultra-high-speed Edge trim opener type
“Nextrim 500” for on line or off line recycling of light weight
nonwoven edge trims.
SUPERBA Hall 6 Stand D 206
SUPERBA will be displaying the latest version of the MCD3
Space-dyeing machine, combined with the new MF400 texturization
device, and a heat-setting line, it is now possible to produce
carpet yarn out of polyester, polyamide, polypropylene, acrylic,
viscose or wool, in one continuous single-step-operation, more
energy efficient, web connected, and almost pollution-free.
With the ‘one pile – one color’ process, or thanks to the new
‘bi-color printing’ technology, the space-dyeing process has
been renewed and undergoes a new boom. This technology enables
to get yarn directly usable in carpet and rugs to realize
innovative design. It is now possible to obtain up to 15
different color shades on the same yarn in one single working
To bring more value to the yarn, it is also possible to
insert the texturization device MF400 between the dyeing machine
and the heat-setting line in a one-pass process.
To fix the dyestuff in the fiber and lock the twist, the
heat-setting lines are directly connecting to the upstream
processes, thus producing a soft-touch and durable carpet yarn.
Whatever the fiber type, Superba is proposing the right
The TVP3 with its saturated steam under pressure process is
the right choice when pinpoint effect and durability are the
dominant requirements sought for PA, PET, PP or wool and blends.
For acrylic, the saturated steam at atmospheric pressure at
100°C will be used: the LV3 line for raw yarn, or the DL5 line
for space-dyed yarn.
At the line outlet, the B401 automatic winder, that can
handle up to 96 bobbins, is the perfect solution with the
highest rate of automatic doffing success and a proven
Each of these processes are now linkable to VANDEWIELE
Texconnect system in order to optimize raw material use, plan
maintenance operations, and thus reduce downtimes, waste,
environment impact and increase energy savings.
FIL CONTROL Hall 6 Stand B 203
The sensor expert, FIL CONTROL develops and produces yarn
sensors and yarn cutters for the textile machinery industry.
With FIL CONTROL headquarters in France and Fil Control
subsidiary in China for the Asian market, the company is staffed
with the most competent team members in order to provide all
customers with the highest quality products at the best price.
At ITMA a new step forward in the optical detection R&D will
be unveiled. Indeed, it enables to detect yarn thinner than ever
before, with to-and-fro motion but also with linear motion. On
top of all, the visitors will discover how the sensors and
communication programming ability will follow the textile
machinery manufacturer development into industry 4.0.
PETIT SPARE PARTS Hall 6 Stand B 202
PETIT Spare Parts holds the exclusive worldwide trade of the
original spare parts for all ICBT fine count machines. Its
technical staff received their training from the historical
manufacturer, now gone. Petit does not only sell parts from
catalogues, but provides solutions, whatever the equipment,
whatever the location.
PETIT has more than 20,000 spare parts references in stock,
at carefully studied and negotiated prices, as well as all the
necessary drawings for the realization of parts conforming to
those of original. No copies or forgeries! Built on our
experience in covering, twisting and texturizing as well as
export skills, PETIT Spare Parts, a company of the PETIT SA
group, specialized since 1946 in the trade of accessories for
all textile machines, all brands combined, can thus meet all the
customers’ requests, at national and international levels, for
the maintenance of the equipments: diagnosis, repair,
dismantling, remantling. PETIT Spare Parts is a company that
combines historical know-how and worldwide logistics expertise
to support its customers on their way to success.
PETIT spare parts.
AESA Air Engineering Hall 8.1 Stand
With offices in France, India, Singapore and China, AESA is a
worldwide leader in air- engineering for all textile production
processes of natural fibers, man-made fibers and filaments in
their different stages: spinning, knitting, weaving, hosiery,
different types of nonwovens and fiber productions, as well as
dyeing and finishing.
AESA supplies air conditioning, ventilation and waste
collection systems. In order to reach a lighter footprint with
general production benefits and cost savings resulting from a
better energy and environmental efficiency, customers are using
AESA know-how and experience of many years in design and
implementation of air handling systems.
Established systems like AESA-Flexicontrol in spinning and
weaving factories, allowing fully automatic adjustment of
consumptions to the actual needs, as well as the Weave Direct
systems offer substantial reductions in power cost combined with
more accurate room and process conditions.
The user-friendly and accurate Digivent control and
monitoring system is communicating in interactive screen
functions and is allowing a wide usage of recorded data for
analysis, statistics and housekeeping.
EBELMANN Hall 4 Stand B 210
Sspecialized in hard materials' machining, 80 % of EBELMANN’s
production is dedicated to the textile industries (special
cutting devices). Thanks to constant technical innovation,
equipped with fully digitized machining centres at the leading
edge of technology, Ebelmann contributes, with its customers and
partners, to the enhancement of their production resources by
offering reliable high-performance solutions like special
cutting devices specially drawn for industrial textile machines.
EBELMANN offers a manufacturing service and a re-sharpening
service for all types of cutting devices (made in tungsten
carbide, high speed steel and ceramic).
For technical fibres as Kevlar®, carbon or glass, EBELMANN
manufactures very special scissors, with carbide tungsten
blades, in association with polycrystalline diamond inserts.
MALLEIN Hall 4 Stand B 213
MALLEIN is a specialist of the beams for warping and weaving,
able to answer to all needs of the textile activity. The entire
integration of its aluminum foundry and all of its production
facilities allow Mallein to answer to all specific enquiries
particularly thanks to its know-how in special aluminum alloys.
MALLEIN will exhibit some of its new aluminum canisters at
ITMA, canisters that are improving each year, in order to
produce them stronger and with a great geometric precision. It
will also propose a flange development for the big barrels that
are adapted for delicate fibers such as carbon.
ALLIANCE Machines Textiles Hall 2
Stand B 318
More air, less water are used in ALLIANCE machines granting
quality as well managing more and more savings in treatment
At ITMA, the Rotora dyeing machine, by means of a rotating
beam, will be shown with an integrated drying device. This
combination will allow «wet» treatment for both standard and
technical fabrics and to achieve drying inside the machine
before off loading.
Riviera Eco Green: « round » type dyeing machine with very
low liquor ratio (1 :2 to 1 :3). Thanks to its air blowing
system, tubular or opened knitted as well as woven fabrics can
be dyed free from creases marks. Machines from 10 to 1000 kg
capacity, storage baskets in various widths can be delivered,
allowing dyeing of very light fabrics (100 g per meter) as well
as very heavy ones (2000 g per meter).
All the machines like Futura (long type dyeing), Zephyra
(finishing machine for fabrics in rope form), Labojet as well as
machines with very large capacities will be presented in details
thanks to augmented reality system with 3D lenses.
ROUSSELET Centrifugation and
CALLEBAUT de BLICQUY
Hall 2 stands B 316-317
Rousselet Centrifugation is a specialist in batch or
continuous hydro-extractors. Callebaut de Blicquy in dyeing or
bleaching autoclaves as well as up-stream and down-stream
equipments (press for cake, energy recovery equipment, cake
breaker). On their combined stand, they will be exhibit:
- one autoclave from Callebaut de Blicquy type V18-27 for
bleached cotton cake diam 1,600 x height 2,700 mm, cake
weight 1,600 kg,
- one continuous impregnation vat from Callebaut de
Blicquy for continuous bleaching for cotton or fiber
treatment, capacity 150 kg/h,
- one Optilab from Callebaut de Blicquy, unique lab scale
- one ADP from Callebaut de Blicquy, equipment to be
integrated on dyeing autoclave for cycle optimization
allowing savings on water, energy and dyeing products,
- one continuous hydro-extractor from Rousselet
Centrifugation type SCPC150VxTE for hydro-extraction of
short textile fibers in loose stock after treatment,
capacity 1,000 kg/h of cotton,
- one batch hydro-extractor Rousselet Centrifugation from
type SC120Vx, polyvalent hydro-extractor for garment, fabric
or hosiery, capacity 110 kg of dry textile,
- and, a very “real” mock-up of dyeing house, complete
from bale to bale, with all the required process machineries
for a daily production of 30 metric tons/day of acrylic
fibers in loose stock form or tow.
ROUSSELET & CALLEBAUT DE BLICQUY.
DOLLFUS & MULLER Hall 2 Stand C 202
The endless felt and belt manufacturer, Dollfus & Muller
manufactures specialized endless felts and endless belts
especially for the finishing and nonwovens factories.
Dynajet is a sales department of Dollfus & Muller specialized
in fabrics for ink jet printers and wide widths fabrics for
theaters and events.
Dollfus & Muller offers greatly improved compacting felt for
knit finishing with major evolutions. The compacting felt
quality brings a special care to the fabrics thanks to its
smoothest surface, has an excellent guiding and the best
The Dollfus & Muller sanforizing palmer felts are ideal for
Furthermore, Dollfus & Muller manufactures durable printing
dryer belt qualities. These print dryer belts are the extremely
durable specially designed for pigment printing of bed sheeting.
Dollfus & Muller has its exclusive print open mesh belt designed
for the production of fine fabrics, scarves, flags; these belts
have special non marking surfaces which can avoid as well the
particles on the back side.
SPOOLEX Group Hall 1 Stand B 209
SPOOLEX group features different brands. CALEMARD is the
converting machinery division. It has focused its activities on
highly technical cutting applications. Always based on modular
design each equipment is multi-purposes and can convert thick or
thin materials into pads or spools of wide or narrow strips. The
expertise has allowed to develop and equip machines with
sensitive web tension control and guiding systems, to manage
high, low and even extremely low tension on the same machine.
The result is compact rolls with consistent tension, clean and
straight edges for easy use on the downstream product
DECOUP+ is the specialist in ultrasonic cutting and welding.
The technology performs clean and soft edges, without fraying,
over thickness, burning or yellowing, but also strong and
regular weldings without any additional material. Ultrasonic can
be used on any synthetic fabrics. Quick and aesthetic, this
technology allows a direct use of the final product. Decoup+
offers compact and ergonomic devices used at any step of the
production process: from looms, to final make-up operations.
ROLL CONCEPT is the industrial rollers division. It designs
and manufactures industrial rollers, cylinders and winding
cores. Specially engineered to improve process performance and
increase line speed on web handling and converting industry,
their lightweight precision rollers and winding cores ensure the
users easy installation, easy handling and durability.
SCHAEFFER Productique Hall 8.1 Stand
In the era of industry 4.0, intensive dematerialization,
digital tools are an essential asset to meet new market
expectations: traceability, sustainability and flexibility.
SCHAEFFER Productique will present exclusively at ITMA a new
business process management tool. Dedicated to textile
companies, it will bring more efficiency and flexibility: cloud
integration, artificial intelligence, self-adaptive,
A true 4.0 economy management system, it communicates with
the standardized platform for digital services and traceability
EcolTex® (eBIZ 4.0 - European approval).