Rieter acquires the SSM Textile Machinery Division from Schweiter

On June 30, 2017, Rieter acquired the SSM Textile Machinery Division (SSM) from Schweiter Technologies AG, Horgen (Switzerland).



2.5-Millionth Autoconer Winding Unit in Operation

The 2.5-millionth Autoconer winding unit was put into operation in 2017. The history of the Autoconer is characterised by a long list of ground-breaking inventions that have always increased customer benefits.


Biancalani. 60 Years of Success in Finishing

It was 1957 when Fiorenzo Biancalani, twenty-seven years old but with eleven years of experience behind him in a workshop in a Prato wollen mill, decided to open his own construction company for…

textile printer

Honoured Best Textile Printer at EDP Awards

Electronics For Imaging (EFI) received a leading print-industry honour from the European graphic arts trade press – the EDP Award – for the Best Roll-to-Roll Textile Print technology. The EFI VUTEk FabriVU series…


VDMA Awards Five Engineers at Techtextil

The Walter Reiners-Stiftung (Foundation) of the VDMA Textile Machinery honoured five junior engineers at Techtextil. Two promotion prizes for the best dissertation and master thesis as well as three creativity awards for clever…


UCMTF Help Clients to Innovate

UCMTF, the French Textile Machinery Manufacturers association, invited the press during last edition of Techtextil, in May. «Innovation comes both from new technologies and the market’s demands – stated Evelyne Cholet, UCMTF Secretary…


Schoeller Signs Hydro_Bot Production Agreement

Schoeller Textil AG and Osmotex AG have signed a production agreement for Hydro_Bot. This agreement represents another major step towards commercialisation for Hydro_Bot. The two companies also announced that further tests of the…

Kern liebers

Needles in OEM Quality for Single Cylinder Sock Machines

Modern single cylinder hosiery machines are able to produce socks in excellent quality and with high production rates. The quality of the knitted product depends heavily on the quality of the used needles….


From the Heart of the Prato District

During the de-verticalization process, which involved much of the Italian industry in the ‘70s, Roberto Fossi and Franco Cecconi established Tessitura Innocenti e Nesi, a subcontractor, for over forty years a valuable driving gear in the Prato based textile cluster, a business that succeeded in overcoming various downturn periods while adapting to a global market

Deep changes occurred in the Italian industry in the last decades; in fact, transnational companies were able to manage value chains on a global scale and stronger and stronger competitors on the world…

New Database Lists the British Textile High-End Manufacturers

The British Fashion Council launched the new British High-End Manufacturers Database. The national database of UK-based manufacturers aims to make it easier for designers to form supply chain relationships and reach production units….

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