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 General – the French textile machinery manufacturers are quite strong in long fibre spinning, yarn twisting and control, heat setting, carpet systems, nonwovens, dyeing and finishing, air and recycling processes. We are proud of our strategy to offer customized solutions, and not only off the shelves machinery, to focus R&D on our customers’ requirements, to offer cost effective, reliable and environment friendly machines».
Evelyne Cholet then gave the floor to four association’s members: N. Schlumberger, the world leader in spinning lines for processing long staple fibres; Laroche, a world leader in textile recycling and nonwoven machinery; Superba, producing saturated steam heat-setting machinery required for high quality carpet yarns; and Dollfus & Muller, manufacturer of key original machinery spare parts. Each one provided several examples of products developed in close collaboration with their clients to meet their special need and aims, with high flexibility and attention for the market.
The final guest speaker was Pascal Denizart, CEO of the European Centre of Innovative Textiles based in Lille, that he defined «a place to design, prototype, experiment new products, or material for the global textile chain».
During the conference a breaking news was announced by CETI, a textile innovation and applied research center for future trends and needs, adapted to the environment. CETI and the German association IVGT signed a cooperation agreement that Pascal Denizart and the IVGT General Director, Dr Klaus-Jurgen Kraatz were eager to implement.