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TECHTEXTIL USA 2018
Looking back on 3 busy days at Techtextil North America
ZIMMER AUSTRIA would like to thank everyone that came to see us at last week's Techtextil in Atlanta, GA. It was the largest Techtextil North America yet in terms of number of exhibitors. There was a tremendous size of crowds every day that kept our booth very busy.
Mohtasham Carpet pioneers new ZIMMER AUSTRIA tech in Iran
By Tansy Fall (WTiN)
Following a project initiated by ZIMMER AUSTRIA, last year, for digital printing on polyester woven, Iranian carpet manufacturer Mohtasham Carpet has been the first to install this pioneering production line. The modified COLARIS solution from Zimmer Austria is complete with a unique penetration booster system that ensures ink saturation on woven white PET carpet, pushing the ink into the carpet fibres before drying, heat fixation, washing and drying. The saturation of the print is crucial as it mimics the look of a venerated handmade carpet.
Penetration of the fibres is crucial, particularly for the Iranian market. Hossein Rahimi, managing director, Mohtasham Carpet (with translation by Saeid Haghighi, director, Kimc consultancy) explains: “Iran has the biggest tradition in carpets. The Iranian people are very picky when it comes to penetration and the backside of the carpet, and often people buy the carpet from the backside.”
Cross-sector project enables digitally printed woven PES carpets
By Tansy Fall (WTiN)
A collaborative project between some of the textile industry’s most prominent European machinery manufacturers has led to a new innovative possibility for the carpet industry. At the 2018 edition of Domotex – the foremost exhibition for floor coverings – a project aimed at creating a solution for digitally printed woven polyester carpets came to fruition, causing a stir with visitors.
The featured CHROMOJET.TABLETOP PRINTER running live on the booth was a real conversation starter. This Digital Lab Printing machine sparked the interest of many apparel and home textiles manufacturers.