UCMTF (French Textile Equipment Manufacturers Association)
UCMTF is the trade association grouping French Textile Equipment Manufacturers. UCMTF’s members are particularly strong in long fiber spinning (wool, acrylic …), yarn twisting and control (including technical yarns), space-dyeing, heat setting for carpet yarns, carpet systems, dyeing, and finishing, felts and belts for finishing processes, nonwovens, air conditioning of textile plants, and recycling processes of textile materials. Their total annual consolidated turnover is close to 1 billion Euros.
Most of the turnover is exported to Asia, EMEA and the Americas. Innovation and service are embedded in the DNA of UCMTF’s members; they are long-term technology partners of their customers. Most of them are small or medium-sized companies, focused on specialty equipment that can be custom-made to help the customers develop new products, and produce them in sustainable and secure industrial processes. Their goal is to help their customers to increase both their turnovers and profits.
TO BE SEEN AT ITMA 2023
UCMTF MEMBER LIST
Sensor’s expert, since 1990, FIL CONTROL is specialized in developing, producing and selling equipment devices for the textile machinery industry. They have become one of the most famous brands on this market.
FIL CONTROL has been attending ITMA exhibitions for many years. At Milan, they will be proud to present their latest developments using electro-mechanical, optical, inductive and reflective technologies.
|PETIT SPARE PARTS
PETIT SPARE PARTS holds the exclusive worldwide trade of the original spare parts for all ICBT fine-count machines. Its technical staff received their training from the historical manufacturer, now gone. PETIT SPARE PARTS do not only sell parts from catalogs but provides solutions whatever the equipment, whatever the location.
More than 20,000 spare parts references are in stock, at carefully studied and negotiated prices, as well as all the necessary drawings for the realization of parts conforming to those of the original. No copies or forgeries!
Built on a long experience in covering, twisting and texturizing as well as export skills, PETIT SPARE PARTS, specialized since 1946 in the trade of accessories for all textile machines, all brands combined, can thus meet all requests, at national and international levels, for the maintenance of equipment: diagnosis, repair, dismantling, remantling.
|HEMP-ACT Start-Up Valley
Hemp is becoming a new global textile resource, a top fashionable fibre.
Moreover, to allow its customers to become thriving and profitable very quickly, HEMP-ACT puts all its expertise and network at their service:
It is therefore a complete and modular solution that HEMP-ACT offers to propel into this new sustainable economy of textile hemp. In this profitable and promising economy where each hectare of cultivated hemp will store 15 tons of CO2
SUPERBA is well known for its advanced heat-setting solutions. As artificial intelligence is becoming increasingly prevalent in enhanced digitalization and automation of the textile companies, to harmonize technology and sustainability is the key.
|AESA Air Engineering
AESA Air Engineering, worldwide specialist of the air conditioning for textile factory, already well known for the quality and reliability of its technology, is entering full speed the new digital world, offering the latest generations of monitoring systems allowing remote control and energy optimization through state-of-the-art all-inclusive solution.
Automation from the room condition to the waste collection, waste separation, and conditioning, Flexicontrol for optimized power consumption adjusted to required conditions. Monitoring allowing preventive maintenance through predictive analysis and alarm system, AESA focuses on predefine pattern for optimizing the room control system and anticipation of the room fluctuation, and optimizing consumption through inverter drive system.
NSC is the global specialist in textile machines for processing long staple fibres such as wool and wool-like fibres. 3 machines will be presented on their 460 m² stand.
The ERA 50 combing machine will be presented in a multi-servomotor drive design. With this new drive, most of the settings will be possible via the main control screen. A wide range of materials have been tested on this new ERA combing machine and results are promising mainly for delicate material which has to be processed in a gentle manner. Also, despite the additional motors, power consumption remains low.
After nearly 20 years of absence, NSC is coming back with a new flyer frame BM 21 which has been designed to process low cohesion material such as silk, mohair, and linen by giving a twist. Its electrical drive makes the machine user-friendly.
Established in 1981, BARBIER-EBELMANN is now a world renown specialist in special cutting devices and hard materials’ machining. In close partnership with their customers, Ebelmann finds solutions to fix cutting problems specially when technical fibers like glass, aramid, carbon fibers are involved.
Thanks to constant technical innovation in special scissors, with carbide tungsten blades, in association with polycrystalline diamond inserts and ceramics, EBELMANN is at the “cutting edge” of technology. Equipped with fully digitised machining centres, EBELMANN contributes to the enhancement of their customers’ production resources. Furthermore BARBIER-EBELMANN offers a manufacturing service and a re-sharpening service.
With 77 years of experience, MALLEIN is a specialist of the beams for warping and weaving, able to answer to all needs of the textile activity. The complete integration of its aluminum foundry and all of its means of production enables MALLEIN to respond to all specific requests particularly thanks to its know-how in special aluminum alloys.
MALLEIN will exhibit some of its new aluminum canisters at ITMA 2023, canisters that are improving each year, in order to produce them stronger and with a great geometric precision. They will also be exhibiting new flanges developed for specific customer applications.
SCHAEFFER will introduce its new textile business information system: SolinWAI. Digital tools are a key benefit to meet the challenges of the 21st century: durability, flexibility, responsiveness, CSR management, and traceability. Faced with an increasing hybridization of information systems, the digital solutions offered to textile companies by SCHAEFFER open up vast areas of improvement in industrial and business processes:
Thanks to Schaeffer partnership with N. Schlumberger, SolinWAI and FyberMES (Industry 4.0 and exchanges management solution) are practical examples of the contributions of Industry 4.0: simplicity, efficiency, flexibility and integration of the production resources into the global management system of companies. The presentation of the new enterprise resource management product for the textile industry is an important milestone in improving efficiency and productivity for customers.
|CALLEBAUT DE BLICQUY
Callebaut De Bliquy designs and produces complete units for bleaching and dyeing any type of fiber or application including wads, cables, bumps, coils. Customers from all over the world turn to this manufacturer for turnkey installations that maximize efficiency, sustainability, and safety. They specialize in solutions that reduce the amount of raw materials, water, and energy used while maintaining peak productivity and quality.
Thanks to the integrated Optilab solutions the machines are able to reduce the amount of water to achieve the lowest cost per kilo for any application, resulting in a rapid return on investment and minimal impact on the environment.
This collaboration resulted in a greater understanding of the processing of natural fibers such as hemp and linen, leading to superior defibrillation and bleaching results at a reduced cost.
With more than 120 years of experience, HANNECARD is the European leading suppliers of industrial roller coverings in rubber, polyurethane, composite and carbide to various sectors. They also offer a wide range of other services, from roller maintenance to roller repair and roller optimization.
To the textile finishing industry, HANNECARD supplies, under the ROLLIN brand:
|ALLIANCE MACHINES TEXTILES
ALLIANCE, which incorporates BENE and DURAND has exhibited at all ITMA fairs.
CALEMARD, is the converting machinery division of SPOOLEX. Present since 1955 on a wide range of markets, Calemard has focused its activities on highly technical slitting applications. Always based on modular design each Calemard’s slitter is multi-purposes and can convert thick or thin materials into pads or spools of wide or narrow strips. Its technical and process expertise has allowed the French company to develop machines with sensitive web tension control and guiding systems, to manage, depending on the product to be converted, high, low and even extremely low tension on the same machine. the result is compact rolls with consistent tension, clean and straight edges for easy use on downstream operations.
DECOUP+’s ultrasonic technology performs clean and soft edges, without fraying, overthickness but also strong and regular weldings without any additional material such as staples, glue, rivets…. Ultrasonic can be used on any synthetic fabrics. Quick and aesthetic, this technology allows a direct use of the final product. Present since 1975 on the market with a complete industrial range, Decoup+ offers compact and ergonomic devices used at any step of the textile production process.
|Dollfus & Muller
Dollfus & Muller, more than 200 years old, is the result of the merging of two companies in 1995: Dollfus & Noack and Manufacture Muller.
Dynajet is a sales department of Dollfus & Muller specialized in fabrics for ink jet printers and wide widths fabrics for theaters and events.
Dollfus & Muller compacting felt for knit finishing have gone through major evolutions in order to serve better the dyeing houses. The compacting felt quality brings special care to the fabrics thanks to its smoothest surface, has excellent guiding and the best compacting rate in relation with its exclusive compacting felt design.
The Dollfus & Muller sanforizing palmer felts are ideal for Denim producers. Furthermore, Dollfus & Muller manufacture durable printing dryer belt qualities. These print dryer belts are the most durable printing dryer belt specially designed for pigment printing of bed sheeting. Dollfus & Muller has its exclusive print open mesh belt specially designed for the production of fine fabrics, scarves, flags, these belts have special non-marking surfaces which can avoid as well the particles on the back side. Dollfus & Muller has the widest range of printing dryer belts and the strongest dryer belts.
|TEXTI SONICS SAS
TEXTI-SONIC designs and manufactures a specific range of ultrasonic welding and sealing / slitting devices for FIBC industries (Big-Bags, …), machines and looms manufacturers, packaging, technical textiles, geotextiles, non-woven, medical, awnings, plastics, flexible products. These devices offer a great technical versatility for straight or curved operations, or multi layers in continuous assembling, in multi-spots sealing, joining end to end narrow or wide webs.
The patented approach system is known as “Sonic Touch Control”. It guarantees optimal sealing/cutting results and enables a lowest wear of sonotrodes and tools.
Since 1905, ROUSSELET-ROBATEL manufactures centrifuges for use in the textile industry which include continuous centrifugal hydro-extractors, and batch centrifuges with interchangeable baskets for loose stock fibers, bobbins, and textile fabrics.
Centrifugal hydro-extractor, textile centrifuge, continuous hydro-extractor, batch and automatic textile centrifuges
Thanks to its design department, composed of high qualified engineers and technicians who work for continuous improvement of the machine’s design; ROUSSELET-ROBATEL can offer unique and customized solutions. ROUSSELET-ROBATEL provides to all its customers an efficient after-sales service. A wide range of equipment is also available for rental, or purchase, for on-site testing or interim production. At the test facility in Annonay, preliminary studies can be performed using the latest centrifugal technology according to the customer’s specific process.