Hosiery & Seamless

India’s Galleria Intima set to grow

15th April 2014 0 comment
The 3rd edition of the Galleria Intima, India’s largest sourcing fair for intimate apparel professionals, organised by the Intimate Apparel Association of India, will this year take place from 18-19 August at the Grand Hyatt, Goa. Last year the show attracted more than 300 visiting brands and this year, the exhibition promises to get even bigger as the organisers expect over 600 brands and more than 75 exhibitors to visit the event.

Latest Shima Seiki innovations go on show in Shanghai

11th April 2014 1 comment
The leading Japanese flat knitting technologist Shima Seiki will show its latest line up at the ITMA Asia +CITME 2014 exhibition that is taking place from 16-20 June. Through its exhibition theme Breakthrough Technology, the company will propose solutions for current needs of the knitting industries in China, Asia and beyond, while emphasising the importance of sustaining those industries for the future. The manufacturer will be presenting its ITMA ASIA + CITME 2014 exhibition line up in three zones: catering to current needs – Breakthrough Zone, upgraded needs – Wholegarment Zone, and diversified needs – Expansion Zone.

Anti-ageing fibre in Yaluronica cosmetotextile line

7th April 2014 0 comment
Meryl Hyaluronan, the anti-ageing fibre produced by Nylstar, has been selected as the fibre to develop GT Calze’s new and exclusive Yaluronica cosmeto-textile product line. The new product line was showcased during Cosmoprof Bologna 2014, which took place at the weekend. The launch is expected to mark a new direction for the cosmeto-textile segment.

Sales of closed toe sock machines continue to drive Lonati

2nd April 2014 0 comment
2014 looks like being another good year for leading Italian socks and pantyhose machine producer Lonati. The Brescia headquartered company has started the year well and anticipates continued success throughout 2014, although it does have some concerns about currency and worldwide political instability.

Game changing yarn storage feeding technology?

26th March 2014 1 comment
BTSR will be heavily promoting innovative and potentially game changing yarn storage and feeding solution at leading trade fairs this year. The Italian company’s recently introduced disruptive Unifeeder technology aims to displace current state-of-art of yarn storage feeding technology and is said to be destined to dramatically impact on the socks, hosiery and knitted textiles manufacturing sectors. Unifeeder is a new multi-patented concept featuring a brand new Yarn Antitwist System which is said to guarantee total combined yarn feeding and storage control. BTSR says this represents the first ‘positive storage’ feeder concept which has been introduced to the market.

Santoni to show socks, knitwear and seamlesswear machines in Moscow

13th March 2014 0 comment
Leading Italian knitting machine producer Santoni Group will be showing a wide range of machines for the production of knitwear, socks and seamlesswear at this year’s Inlegmash show, which takes place from 22-25 April at the Expocenter Krasnayapresnya Fairgrounds in Moscow. Santoni’s products will be on show in Hall 3, Booth 3F60.

Thermo-Twin technology from Busi

13th March 2014 0 comment
Italian sock knitting machine builder Busi Giovanni has expanded the applications of its Idea Twin Layer machine with the production of a sock called Thermo-Twin which is said to offer the wearer high levels of thermal insulation and comfort.

Santoni seamless innovations on show in Istanbul

11th March 2014 0 comment
Santoni will once again be taking part in this year’s Texpo Eurasia Exhibition (TUYAP), which takes place in Istanbul at the Tuyap Fair Convention and Congress Center from 26-29 March 2014. The leading Italian seamless knitting machine builder will be found in Hall 3 at Booth 311/A.

Shima Seiki to exhibit at Preview in Daegu

5th March 2014 0 comment
The leading computerised flat knitting machine manufacturer Shima Seiki, of Wakayama, Japan, will exhibit at the Preview in Daegu exhibition that will take place from 5-7 March in Daegu, Korea. On display will be the latest version of its SDS-ONE APEX3 3D design system demonstrating comprehensive support of the entire process of apparel production from planning and production to sales promotion, as well as its capability for Virtual Sampling that is said to offer great savings in the sample making process.

Groz-Beckert at Saigontex 2014

5th March 2014 0 comment
Groz-Beckert, the leading provider of industrial machine needles, will be exhibiting its selected knitting and felting needles at the Vietnam Saigon Fabric and Garment Accessories Expo Saigontex that will be held in Ho Chi Minh City from 10-13 April 2014. The company acknowledges the challenges that the today’s dynamic market is creating, such as increased competition, the growing need for sustainable productivity and efficiency. It introduces SEWING5 is the new service concept, which stands for the five S (Supply, Solutions, Service, Superiority and Sustainability), which collectively stand for Groz-Beckert's consistent customer focus and its service expertise. In its product portfolio Groz-Beckert features the innovative needle geometry LoopControl of chain stitch and lockstitch needles, the needles with distinctive roundings, as well as needles for fine materials or for material that is extremely difficult to sew. The special application needles SAN 10 and SAN 10 XS guarantee higher quality through best possible protection of the sewn material and contribute to the increased productivity, the company reports.