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4th November 2015, Milan

ACIMIT promotes Italian textile machinery and innovation

This growth in the industry’s technical segments is marked by the essential role played by the technology adopted.ACIMIT, the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers, has announced the release of a new video on innovation, created by Italian Trade Agency and financed by the Italian Ministry for Economic Development.

The video on textile innovation created in partnership with ACIMIT highlights the strong culture of innovation that distinguishes Italian textile industry.

The association is getting ready to promote its values at the upcoming ITMA 2015 textile machinery exhibition that is scheduled to open its doors to international audience in Milan next week.

Innovations and technology

The video focuses on a fabric, a fundamental ingredient for expressing style, originality, as well as reliability, performance and comfort. In order to achieve these qualities, a textile sector must be highly innovative, the association reports.

The video aims to promote Italy textile industry, where the indispensable synergy between textile, chemical and mechanical sectors are all part of a longstanding tradition.

The video features interviews with Andrea Parodi, President of Texclubtec, and Alberto Paccanelli, President of the technology platform for the Italian textile and clothing industry. Both experts confirm that innovative textiles developed for technical applications are quickly becoming a significant factor in the production chain in Italy.

Italian technical textiles

Italian technical textiles account for EUR 3.5 billion in annual revenue, employing 42,000 people in roughly 800 companies, totalling around 12% of Europe’s textile turnover.

Outside of Italy, technical textiles are also developing quickly, with nearly 30% of textile materials produced designed for technical applications. Expected growth in this sector from now till 2020 is exponential, especially concerning composites and nonwovens.

This growth in the industry’s technical segments is marked by the essential role played by the technology adopted, the association reports. Over 120 Italian manufacturers produce machinery designed for the production of technical products, with a turnover in Italy for the sale of this specific type of machinery amounting to EUR 400 million, accounting for 15% of total revenues for the Italian textile machinery sector.


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