ITMA ASIA + CITME 2010 Preview (Ⅳ)

Updated: 2010/6/7 15:54:00

Steel Heddle®

The US-based company Steel Heddle® has been the textile industry’s leading partner for over 110 years. Steel Heddle® is member of the Global Textile Partner group and develops and produces high-quality & innovative weaving accessories for various textile segments, including technical and specialty textiles like mesh screen and leno.

Based on substantial know-how and a long experience in the design of weaving solutions, Steel Heddle® is a true partner that seeks to create new and better products for the future.

At ITMA Asia + Citme, Steel Heddle® proudly introduces its new heddle range that meets the most demanding needs. With new advanced materials as well as with new high-tech production processes, Steel Heddle® creates a new heddle standard for the benefit of all weaving mills. This new heddle range includes the Dura Weave, Power Weave, Hydro Weave and Silk Weave.

Visitors can discover at the same time the Steel Heddle® specialty products like leno and JET EYE® heddles where most attention is paid to an optimal design that offers minimal friction between yarn and heddle.

Also at display is the high-speed HybridPower 158 frame with carbon fiber, exceptionally valued by weavers around the world for its highest performance without center support.

Finally, weavers can acquaint themselves with the revolutionary plastic heddle, called Eco Weave, especially for the water jet weavers.

Besides the high-quality heddles, frames and dropwires, GTP also offers specialty reeds and relay nozzles for niche markets.

GTP kindly welcomes all visitors to their booth B03 hall E4, where their accessories specialists will be happy to assist all weavers further in the selection of the best solution for their weaving application.


The Stork Prints Group will present its new PegasusEVO printing machine at the ITMA Asia in Shanghai, Hall W5, booth B52. The PegasusEVO is characterised by its excellent price/performance ratio, and is the successor to the popular and well-established Pegasus CC, an exceptionally versatile system which has proved itself - and continues to do so - in hundreds of production lines all over the world.

Ideal for upgrading existing lines
One of the main attractions of the PegasusEVO is the possibility to upgrade an existing production facility by installing EVO printing features onto Stork Prints machines already in place, for example RD4s. In this way, the newest technology can be installed for a limited investment. Naturally it is also possible to install a complete PegasusEVO printing block in an existing line. Whatever configuration is preferable; users will benefit from the latest control and drive technology as well as an extremely intuitive and uncomplicated user interface.

Like the CC, the PegasusEVO is a real workhorse, ideal for short runs as well as high-volume batches on many different types of substrate. It guarantees absolute reproducibility and excellent accuracy - at low cost. It is produced entirely at Stork Prints´ manufacturing facility in Boxmeer, where quality and reliability are the absolute priorities. "The development of this machine was heavily influenced by feedback we were getting from the customers," says Geert Klaassen, Consumables Manager at Stork Prints Group. “We kept hearing that they wanted reliability and excellent functionality without having to pay the earth for it. That´s what we deliver with the PegasusEVO."

Better end results with NovaScreen®
Visitors to the Stork Prints stand will be able to see much more in the way of printing innovation, including high fashion samples printed with the unique NovaScreen® rotary screens. These NovaScreens® have a patented design which combines a high mesh count with minimum spacing between wider and ingeniously conical holes, so the maximum amount of paste is transferred to the substrate. This leads to higher print quality and also increases productivity and efficiency, because it becomes possible to print at higher speeds while using less paste.

"While the production of textiles for bed sheets, curtains and upholstery has largely been transferred from Europe to Asia, the same can´t be said for screens," says Klaassen. "Printers in countries like China could really raise the standard of their finished products and differentiate themselves from their competitors by using high-mesh NovaScreens®, which are perfect for half-tone effects and fine lines."

Solutions for every phase
There will be more on display at the Stork Prints stand in Shanghai than just printing equipment and high-quality screens. In fact, Stork Prints will once again be demonstrating that it is the only global partner that can offer solutions for every phase of the production process as well as consumables. For example, the bestIMAGE software allows easy and efficient textile design and editing. The bestLEN and ecoLEN direct laser engrave

Authority in Charge: China National Textile and Apparel Council (CNTAC)

Sponsor :China Textile Information Center (CTIC)

ISSN 1003-3025 CN11-1714/TS