Making a major change to the sewing machine mechanisms that automatically sew patterns stored in a memory, JUKI Corporation has developed the AMS-251 1-needle CNC sewing machine (machine-head turning type). The newly-developed AMS-251 achieves the highest quality seams when sewing decorative stitches on car seats, luxury bags and school bags. The AMS-251 is designed for sewing decorative stitches on genuine leather and vinyl leather. Sewing is performed automatically according the sewing patterns in the data storage. A new mechanism turns the sewing machine head 180 degrees, and another mechanism moves the sewing material back and forth as well as right and left. The combination of these new mechanisms enables the […]
The Lenzing Group showed an excellent development of business in fiscal 2016 with substantial improvements of all economic and balance sheet indicators. The decisive factors underlying the company’s success were higher selling prices Lenzing obtained for all of its fiber products, a better product mix and a slight rise in revenue. Consolidated revenue grew by 8% in fiscal 2016 over the previous fiscal year to 2.13 billion euro. EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization) increased by 47.6% to 428.3 million euro. The corresponding EBITDA margin rose to 20.1%, up from 14.7% in fiscal 2015. EBIT (earnings before interest and tax) of the Lenzing Group almost doubled with an […]
Visitors to the recent spring edition of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics numbered around 71,000 from 103 countries and regions, which is about the same as the 71,163 visitors from 100 countries and regions in 2016. The number includes visitors from the concurrent Yarn Expo, CHIC and PH Value fairs who also attended Intertextile Shanghai. Exhibitors totaled 3,341 from 26 countries and regions, a 5.9% increase on 2016 (3,155 from 27 countries and regions). The autumn edition will be held from October 11th to 13th at the same venue.