The 16th China Yiwu International Exhibition on Textile Machinery (hereinafter as "YiwuTex 2015"), an internationalannual event of knitting and apparel industryin China,will be held from 30th November to 3rd December atYiwu International Expo Centre, Zhejiang, China. With an exhibiting area of more than 15,200 sqm,the show embeds 3 theme zones including “Knitting & Hosiery Machinery Zone”, “Sewing &Automatic Garment Machinery Zone” and “Dyeing & Finishing Machinery Zone”.
“Knitting & Hosiery Machinery Zone” covers seamless underwear machinery, knitting &hosiery machinery, flat &warp knitting machinery, yarn winding, covering &twisting machinery, and yarns, fibers, lace &spare parts etc. Knitting industry leaders will gather to communicate and present new technology on knitting machinery, as well as the insight of textile industry trends.
InsightonFuture Development of Chinese Hosiery Industry
What is the main difference between China's and internationalhosiery machinery? What is the situation that China's manufacturing industry of textile machinery is going through?Yiwu,situated at one of the strategic locations of China's development plan, will definitely develop into an important trading point in China. How could enterprises explore business opportunities by taking this geographic advantage?Mr. Liu Weiming, General Manager of Yiwu Aurora Machinery Co., Ltd. (one of exhibitors of YiwuTex 2015) explained:
1. In terms of function and performance, Chinese machinery has almost reached the world-class level. But we should admit that there is still a certain gap when comparing with those excellent international hosiery machineries in term of accessories processing and post processing. Moreover, Chinese machinery is not as stable as international machinery because accessories are weak in precision and hardness.
2. Chinese textile machinery industry is going through the stage of“survival of the fittest”. A number of textile machinery manufacturers are moving to Southeast Asia and India for lower labor cost.Therefore, we think there is still room for survival for those enterprises with quality products, stable performance and advanced technology.
3. Yiwu’s advantageous location is good to Aurora to introduce ourselves to the world. Over the years, Aurora has made some plans for international market and did gain certain achievements. We have sold machines to several countries, includingRussia, New Zealand, Vietnam, Pakistan and many other countries, which accounts for around 30% of our sales volume. We hope to expand our exporting markets in the coming years.
Transformation and Upgrade to Cope with Industry Challenges
With the rising cost of energy and labor, knitwear and garment industry is now movingtowards structural optimization and wider range of application.Under suchsituation, knitwear companies desperately need to transform and upgrade its equipment and machineries to meet the market challenges.Mr. Nicola Burini, Sales and Service Manager ofL.G.L. China (Hangzhou), gave a sharing about L.G.L.'s new technology for improving the control performance and production efficiency.
L.G.L. is recognized as a leading supplier offering the most innovative solutions for feeding yarn all over the world.It produces a complete and innovative range of electronic yarn feeders for knitting machineries (from circular seamless to socks, as well as for large diameter circular and flat knitting machineries) as well as for waving machineries (rapier, projectile & air-jet).
LGL yarn control solutions are able to maintain a programmable constant yarn tension, significant reduction of stress on the yarn and to increase performance of the machine, increase the productivity, decrease the quality problem of final product and reduce the energy consumption with an advance sustainable high performance product.For example, MINI+ is a yarn feeder featuring separate windings (1mm) suitable for all types of knitting or textile machineries, providing constant yarn tension. Tension Detectors and Electronic Brakes are used for maintaining a constant yarn tension and reducing the feeding tension on the single yarn.