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3rd August 2015, Milan

ACIMIT explores great Italian dyeing, finishing and printing tradition

The Italian Trade Agency in cooperation with ACIMIT, the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers, has produced a video on colour, thanks to the financial support of the Italian Ministry of Economic Development.

The video highlights the great tradition of the Italian textile dyeing/finishing/printing sector. The association expects to draw visitors’ attention to the interaction between competences, chemistry evolution and mechanical innovation in Italian finishing sector at the upcoming ITMA, which will take place this November in Milan.

In the dyeing/finishing/printing sector the Italian supply is characterized by the excellence of the production and the strong innovative dimension. © Italian Trade Agency/ACIMIT

The show will feature around 150 finishing/printing exhibitors from Italy, located on almost 15,000m2 of exhibition space.

Aesthetic value

Aesthetic value, functionality, comfort of textile and fashion products are the result of each intermediate production process: from spinning, to weaving, to dyeing (or printing) unto finishing, the ultimate and decisive segment of the production cycle, where the textile item changes and enhances, the association reports.

These finishing operations evidence the indispensable contribution of technology to shape the colour, giving to the textile item its definitive surplus value, which is an essential requisite to get consumer’s preference.

Innovation goals

In this segment of the textile production chain Italian machinery exceeds in quality, ACIMIT reports. In Italy the machines for finishing account for 46% in terms of companies and for 33% in terms of number of employees of the whole textile machinery industry. Production in 2014 reached EUR 535 million, of which exports represent 88%.

In the dyeing/finishing/printing sector the Italian supply is characterized by the excellence of the production and the strong innovative dimension. “In the ‘70 the main requests of innovation were from the fashion world, for which some machines such as air tumble and garment dyeing were developed. Later, environmental protection has become an additional value in the development of Italian machinery,” the association explains. “The demand for sustainable products involves the realization of machines more safe and environmentally friendly.”

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