spinitsystems®, Mayer & Cie.’s new spin and knit technology, got off to a pretty impressive start at ITMA in Milan. Entered by development partner Gebrüder Otto for the ITMA Industry Award, spinitsystems® made it to the top three. ITMA organiser CEMATEX makes the Industry Excellence Award in recognition of innovations and companies that contribute to greater sustainability in textile manufacturing.
The three finalists Levi Strauss, Berto Industria and Gebrüder Otto were presented at a gala dinner on 12 November 2015. The first place that evening went to the well-known jeans manufacturer. Levi Strauss uses a washing technique developed by Tonello to manufacture “stone-washed” jeans without using pumice stone, a benefit on both environmental and economic grounds.
Ranked among the top three, spinitsystems® recommended itself with the results of practical trials to which Gebrüder Otto had subjected the Spinit 3.0 machine. Gebrüder Otto manufactured single jersey fabrics on the prototype of the first machine with the spinitsystems® technology, using more than a third less energy and less CO2 at significantly lower cost than the conventional manufacturing process. And not only that: the fabric that Spinit 3.0 E produces is impressive. Voluminous, with no yarn twist, in 100% mixtures – and thereby predestined overall for the manufacture of high-quality shirts, underwear, nightwear and baby clothes.
“We’re delighted about the placing our technology gained virtually off the cuff”, says Michael. A Tuschak, responsible at Mayer & Cie. for marketing and sales spinitsystems®. “Four years after presenting our first prototype at ITMA in Barcelona, we think this result, now coinciding with Spinit 3.0 E’s sales launch, is pretty impressive.”
The new technology’s overall performance at this year’s ITMA is no less impressive, says Michael A. Tuschak. He looks back at the world’s foremost textile machinery trade fair with extremely positive feelings. He does so not just because of the award. The spinitsystems® technology and the first machine to incorporate it, the Spinit 3.0 E, were met with overwhelming interest during the eight- day trade fair and Michael A. Tuschak and his team could register their first sales successes in Milan.