Industry Talk

Award winning warp knitting training courses for China

16th April 2014 0 comment
With its academy in Changzhou City, Karl Mayer is aiming to complement its range of state-of-the-art machines by making specific training courses available to its customers. The concept has proved to be extremely successful. Since the Karl Mayer Academy China was set up in 2008, more than 700 trainees have qualified there, and the number is rising all the time. The Karl Mayer Academy China has also been awarded the prize for the “Great Contribution to China’s Warp Knitting Industry 2013” by the Chinese Federation for the Knitting Industry (CKIA-WKA) on 22 November last year.

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.

Yeşim CEO re-elected to IAF board

14th April 2014 0 comment
Şenol Şankaya, CEO of Turkish knitted garments producer Yeşim Tekstil, has been elected for the second time to the board of managers of the International Apparel Federation (IAF), one of the largest federations for apparel and garment industry. Şankaya, who is also the chairman of Uludağ Exporters Union for Apparel and Ready Wear (UHKİB), will continue to represent the Turkish apparel sector at the international level.

Chanel to create 100 new jobs at Barrie Knitwear in Scotland

11th April 2014 0 comment
Chanel has announced it will hire 100 new staff over the next three years at its Barrie Knitwear factory in Hawick in the Scottish Borders. Barrie’s workforce where advised of the company’s expansion plans by Chanel’s fashion president Bruno Pavlovsky yesterday.

Lenzing appoints new CFO

8th April 2014 0 comment
The Supervisory Board of Lenzing has appointed Thomas Riegler to serve as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer for the next three years starting on 1 June 2014. Born in Graz, Thomas Riegler studied business administration and has accumulated more than 20 years of professional experience in the field of financial management. He worked for Roland Berger Strategy Consultants and held top international management positions in the Daimler Group.

Hawick Knitwear plans international growth after BBC show

8th April 2014 0 comment
Can Lord Digby Jones, former UK government Minister for Trade and Director General of The CBI (Confederation of British Industry) persuade a Scottish textiles mill take their traditional heritage knitwear to China?

Shima Seiki to hold private show in South Korea

4th April 2014 0 comment
Leading Japanese computerised flat knitting machine manufacturer Shima Seiki MFG, together with its Korean subsidiary Shima Seiki Korea, will hold a private exhibition at the Textile Center in Seoul, South Korea, from 17-18 April. Shima Seiki ill provide guests with the opportunity to examine in further detail the capabilities of its SDS-ONE APEX3 3D design system, as a follow-up to the Korea Private Show held in February, as well as the Preview in Daegu exhibition held in March. The company will have three units of APEX3 on display for individual demonstrations.

Eco finishing solutions for knits on show in Shanghai

3rd April 2014 0 comment
Benninger, a leading company in the development of technologically advanced textile finishing and tire cord solutions, will exhibit its Trikoflex drum washer and a Benninger-Küsters DyePad Basic at ITMA Asia + CITME trade fair that is due to be held in Shanghai, China, from 16-20 June. According to the manufacturer, despite the tremendous efforts of machine designers to reduce the liquor ratio, finishing of knitted goods in jet dyeing machines still requires large amounts of water and therefore also a great deal of energy.

Jacquard focus for Terrot at ITMA ASIA + CITME 2014

2nd April 2014 0 comment
German circular knitting machine builder Terrot will be exhibiting at the ITMA ASIA +CITME 2014 platform for both Chinese and international textile and textile machinery manufacturers that will be taking place from 16-20 June at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, China. Together with its partner Terrot Hong Kong, the company will be showcasing two machine models – I3P154 34” E28 and UCC548T 34” E28.

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.