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A.T.E. ties-ups with Zimmer and Union International

In the year 2014, Zimmer, Austria, and Union International, China, joined hands to introduce a flexible digital textile printer with an excellent price-performance ratio. The target was to meet the demand for a printer that can manage different run lengths efficiently, covering small lots for sampling as well as longer batches for regular print production. Union International has a long history in digital printing. Combining the technical and technological know-how of Zimmer, Austria, with the efficient manufacturing of Union International, China, and the next generation of digital printers named the Colaris-Infiniti series was developed. These models are based on...

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Valuable source of inspiration for Indian clothing market

The Indian textile industry is increasingly focusing on synthetic fibres. By processing versatile polymer-based yarn materials, warp knitting is greatly on the rise. In particular when manufacturing lavish lace articles and light, patterned apparel fabrics, the Indian warp knitting mills are setting new trends by using modern Raschel machines and creative ideas. Karl Mayer can provide the Indian companies with both inspiration and high-tech machines. Especially for the production of traditional Indian saris but also of upbeat fashion styles, this innovative textile machinery specialist can offer its Rascheltronic® machine. What can be done with this equipment shows a collection of...

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GDP stays below 6 pc in 2nd quarter

GDP growth during the second quarter of the current fiscal is expected to remain below 6 per cent due to a downward trend in exports and muted growth in the agriculture sector, a State Bank of India (SBI) report said recently. The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth in the first quarter had fallen to 5.7 per cent, thus raising concerns about 2017-18 annual numbers. “Q2 growth numbers are likely to be muted, almost like the Q1 numbers (below 6 per cent), and the reasons are many,” the “SBI Ecoflash” report, authored by Soumya Kanti Ghosh, SBI’s Group Chief Economic...

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Industry expects rise in cost due to input credit refund delay

Continuing to press its demands for relief under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime, the textile industry has now sought refund of the accumulated input tax credit at the fabric stage, citing cost escalation of the value chain. Industry representatives have stated that delay in refund of accumulated input tax credit could lead to increased import of fabrics, resulting in job losses in the highly vulnerable sectors like powerloom, handloom, and processing.  The textile industry fears costs could escalate by anywhere between three per cent and five per cent which could further impact capacity utilisation. According to the newly elected Chairman of the Southern India Mills’ Association (SIMA)...

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Lectra Awarded ‘Showcase for the Industry of the Future’ Label

The Industry of the Future Alliance (AIF) has awarded Lectra with their ‘Showcase for the Industry of the Future’ label for demonstrating the criteria exemplarity, innovation and commitment. This certification is given to companies who have concretely developed a ground-breaking project to organise their production by leveraging the potential of digital. The AIF bestowed Lectra with this distinction for its competitiveness concerning cost, quality and delivery times, all obtained thanks to a lean approach and reflection around the design of its products. Further, Lectra received the certification for its competitiveness regarding value, achieved thanks to mastering customer use from...

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