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ITMA ASIA + CITME 2016 held at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai.

By Jason Chen, China Correspondent

During the ITMA ASIA + CITME 2016 event held October 21-25 in Shanghai, the number of exhibitors and the exhibition area both reached historical highs, showing the stable growth of the global and Chinese textile, chemical fiber, and related machinery industries.

This was the first time the event was held at the new National Exhibition and Convention Center (NECC)

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Oerlikon announced at the end of November 2016 that it has signed an agreement to acquire citim GmbH, Germany (citim). citim is a leading company in additive manufacturing design and production of metal components. The acquisition expands Oerlikon’s additive manufacturing technology and service portfolio with established 3D printing capabilities in Europe and in the USA. …

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Specialties still in demand despite the weak market in China Despite the continuing market slowdown in China, the new manmade fibers segment joint venture Oerlikon Barmag Huitong Engineering recently signed an order for a 60,000 tons-per-day polycondensation system. The system, which will al-ready be commissioned in the Jiangsu Province in the second half of 2017, …

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China Hi-Tech Group Corporation

Around 100,000 visitors from around the world are expected to visit the ITMA Asia + CITME 2016 textile machinery show, which takes place from October 21-25 at the new National Exhibition and Convention Centre (NECC) in Shanghai, China.

“The combined show is now well-entrenched in the textile machinery exhibition calendar,” said Maria Avery, secretary general of the event organizer Cematex. “It draws all the leading textile and garment manufacturers and is an essential showcase for the Asian market, offering plenty of business and networking opportunities.”

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The Can Filling Station T-MOVE is an entirely new solution for filling cans at the card. In recent years, card productions have increased rapidly. The can changers, however, have not adapted accordingly. To change a can, the delivery speed of the card must be significantly lowered and then increased again after the change. This reduces …

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