Itema to launch Itematech company at Techtextil

April 19, 2019 - Italy

Itema, the Italian manufacturer of best-in-class weaving machines, spare parts, and integrated services, will exhibit at Techtextil in Frankfurt from May 14-17, 2019, in hall 3.0, D05. The company will launch Itematech, the new company exclusively dedicated to producing weaving machines for the benefit of technical fabrics weavers, at the exhibition.

With the aim of setting a new technological benchmark in technical textiles weaving by providing the market with the most comprehensive product offering to manufacture this highly specialised fabrics, Itema recently signed an agreement for the business lease of PTMT (formerly Panter), thus giving rise to Itematech. Thanks to the strong know-how resulting from the merger of Itema and PTMT expertise and competences, Itematech will offer the widest range of best-in-class technological solutions to weave technical fabrics, Itema said.

Technical fabrics manufacturers will now on find in Itematech a unique partner and technological reference point to meet and exceed all their needs when it comes to weaving the full range of technical applications. The strategic alliance between the two historic weaving manufacturers leads to a complete and never-before-seen product portfolio, which ranges from negative and positive rapier, to air-jet and projectile weaving machines.

Technical fabrics industry differs significantly from standard fabrics production, since it involves highly innovative man-made raw materials and yarns and addresses end markets characterised by particular trends. Always attentive to its customers’ needs, Itema set up Itematech with the aim to provide to technical fabrics producers a partner capable of satisfying their specific requirements by offering the most complete weaving solutions range available in the market and the most skilled technical textiles team in the industry. (GK)