Brescia and its surrounding area has always been one of the most important manufacturing centres for hosiery and sock manufacturing machinery as well as home to many internationally renowned producers of socks and hosiery.
FIMAST (International Textile Machinery and Accessories Trade Show), which is being held between 26-29 September, aims to prove that the Italian and European hosiery machine building industry is still a dynamic force to be reckoned with and that the Brescia based exhibition is a viable and desirable alternative to FAST which ceased to exist after it was last held in 2005.
In addition to the exhibition, organisers are planning a series of symposia entitled ‘The meeting for textile machinery trade operators at Fiera di Brescia’ which will be held each day of the exhibition.
The preliminary programme is as follows:
Wednesday 26 September 10.30am - Meeting
Textile machinery: New financial means to export the Italian excellence
by Gruppo Impresa
The meeting aims at presenting the new public and private financial means to support the activity and innovation in the international field referring in particular to the economical-financial situation of the textile machinery sector, to the trend of markets, to the flow of foreign investments.
Thursay 27th September 10.30 am – Talk show
Brescia/Mantova textile district: the situation and the perspectives
By Dario Polatti
Dedicated to the research recently carried out by Dario Polatti, the talk show opens the debate on the results of the research and on the perspectives of the entire district referring in particular to the training needs assessment of the area in the new international concurrence perspectives.
Friday 28th September 10.30 am- Talk show
Creativity and technology, a new industrial dialogue
By Dario Polatti, sociologist, in cooperation with Ordine degli Ingegneri della Provincia di Brescia and Associazione Artigiani di Brescia
The talk show aims at deepening the different aspects of the new dialogue between creativity and technology: creativity asks technology to meet the aesthetical and cultural needs of the market; technology looks for new ideas in order to enlarge its potentials.
Saturday 29th September 10.30 am - Focus
Labelling of textile products in conformity with the new EU 1007/2011 rules
By Centro Servizi Calza
The focus concentrates on the information for the labelling of textiles in conformity with the new EU 1007/2011 rules concerning the “naming of textiles and the labelling and mark of textiles fibre composition”; the new rules abrogated directive 73/44/EEC of the Council and directives 96/73/EC e 2008/121/EC of the European Parliament and Council on 8th May 2012.
FIMAST is a specialised trade fair being held at the Fiera di Brescia (Brescia Trade Fair) which has a particular emphasis on technologies for the production of socks and hosiery.
Organisers say that FIMAST means living close to new trends, new markets and world leading specialists in the field for four days.
“The exhibition will showcase the most important machinery production of this particular field, worldwide recognized as the most advanced, versatile and reliable,” the organisers say.
FIMAST’s exhibitors include companies and organisations involved in:
machinery for socks; spinning; chemical fibres production and accessories; winding, twisting and accessories; knitwear, hosiery and accessories; embroidery, auxiliary machineries and accessories; cable and accessories, packaging industries and accessories; test and measuring in laboratory, accessories; transport, logistic, storage, packaging; recycle, waste and prevention of pollution; drawing software; data processing; colourings, chemical products, accessories; products for the machineries function; natural fibres, synthetic fibres, technical fibres, natural yarn; university institutes for research.
The list of exhibitors to date includes:
Agostoni, Artur Moench, Autotex Italia, Beschi Oscar, Bicchierai, Boggiani Renato, BSE, BTSR International, Busi Giovanni, Christoph Liebers, Colosio, Cubotex, Dakong, Eneas Informatica, Fadis, Fimatex, Knitting Service, Martex, Merz Maschinen Fabrik, Nagata Seiki, Nuova Irmac Tex, Off.Meccanica Dora Enrico, Ratti Luino, Rimoldi & Cf, Rosso Industrie, Salzmann, Sandonini, Signal, Ships, Simet, SSM Scharer Schweiter Mettler, Technical & Textile Service, Tecniche Nuove, Tregisistemi, Triveneta Grande Impianti, Textile Service Centre, Vartex, W.Zimmermann.
Author: Billy Hunter