Itema Launching Breakthrough Developments for Denim Weaving at ITM 2018

           Itema will exhibit at ITM 2018 in Istanbul from April 14th to 17th.

Having the largest booth in the weaving hall (Hall 2, Booth 214), Itema will display one air-jet and three rapier looms, including the absolute new launch in the market featuring innovative and breakthrough devices. Furthermore, the company will highlight benefits and latest developments in its OEM spare parts in a dedicated corner.

Visitors will also have the chance to learn more about Itema successful case histories through interviews with eight of the top Turkish weaving mills active in various fabric segments. (Berteks Tekstil, Ipeker Tekstil, Koton Tekstil, Osman Canlı Tekstil, Ozanteks Tekstil, RB Karesi, Sürü Tekstil, Yedeks Tekstil)

Itema chose ITM as the official stage to introduce in the market the second generation of the company’s denim-dedicated rapier loom, the R95002denim. This new rapier loom is set to define a new benchmark in denim weaving delivering extraordinary, yet tangible benefits to denim weavers guaranteeing unparalleled cost savings, superior fabric quality and outstanding user-experience. Featuring breakthrough devices and enhanced skills, this loom puts Itema once again one step ahead in the field of denim, guaranteeing an unrivaled competitive advantage in the market to denim mills.

The weft insertion system achieves the highest performance levels in terms of fabric quality and components wear resistance, both key targets when it comes to denim weaving. The new SK UltraLight Rapiers, specially designed to meet specific indigo fabric needs, feature a revolutionary design which ensure their reduced dimensions and maximum lightness. Streamlined and lightweight, the SK UltraLight Rapiers further enhance the Itema Shed Geometry, widely recognized in the industry as the best-in-class, allowing an even smaller shed opening leading to unsurpassed fabric quality.

Redesigned and optimized, the tape-hook system provides the remarkable benefit of significantly extending components’ lifetime. The new Itema tapes developed by Lamiflex, an Itema Group company specializing in composite materials, feature an innovative configuration with a triple layer of carbon fiber leading to maximum reliability, and represent the first result of the research and development cooperation between the two companies after the acquisition of Lamiflex by Itema.

Great strides have also been made to guarantee outstanding user-experience, such as optimized machine ergonomy with a lowered front frame to facilitate loom accessibility, the new ergonomic rapier opener and, last but not least, the new Itema Textile Help dedicated to denim fabrics, a troubleshooting software that – loaded directly on the machine console – provides real-time support to the weaver to quickly overcome the most common textile difficulties that may occur during the weaving cycle.

Saving is the crucial point of the R95002denim. Optimization of the main mechanical components allows a considerable energy consumption reduction, and the machine is equipped – in world premiere – with a revolutionary, never-before-seen in the industry device that eliminates waste selvedge on the left-hand side of the fabric, thus leading to unparalleled savings. Designed and developed by ItemaLab (Itema’s advanced innovation department), the iSaver combines the most innovative mechatronic principles, and provides savings that the weaver never expected that would have been possible to get. Working up to 4 weft colors and ensuring maximum user-friendliness, the device can be admired during ITM.

The R9500terry is the champion of the worldwide high-end terry weaving market, and will be exhibited at ITM fully loaded with its famous and unique advantages.

The A9500 air-jet loom on display at ITM enjoys a worldwide boom in demand due to a growing number of enlightened customers who understand and appreciate the unique winning characteristics of Itema air-jet machines.

A wide version of the most successful rapier loom in recent history, the R9500 will be on exhibit. Traditionally renowned as the preferred supplier for furnishing and upholstery fabrics weaving machines, Itema does not miss the opportunity to demonstrate the superior versatility of the R9500 by weaving sophisticated curtain fabrics. The R9500 fully loaded with best-in-class Itema devices comes directly from Berteks Tekstil, a leading producer of high-quality curtain fabrics.