Specialist in Butt End Sewing

Dohle is a most experienced specialist in butt-end sewing. Dohle was founded in 1870 in Germany and focuses on butt-end sewing machines. The machines are well known and exported world-wide. The machines are in use in a wide range of different branches such as technical textiles, automotive, textiles, carpets, foam and plastics, mattresses, etc. Butt-end sewing saves money during production of these fabrics and materials.

The sewing is flat and therefore offers the following advantages:
The seam dries as fast as the rest of the fabric, the broad seam is stable for almost all kinds of fabric treatment and less imprints when rolling the fabric, i.e. less waste.

In principle the machines are available in two executions:

The stand mounted machines are flexible and can easily be moved even if little space is available. The rail-mounted machines give right-angled and straight seams for the weft-aligned finishing.

Dohle butt-end sewing machines increase the productivity at all kinds of fabric finishing processes. In the upcoming exhibition, Domotex 2018 in Hannover, Germany, we will present a variety of machines including Ultra-Super-for extra strong materials and our recently developed rail-mounted sewing machine L452 (light to medium materials) and the brand new sewing head L28 (medium to strong).

Increasing Efficiency of your Tufting Business

The idea… Eltex started with onequestion… How to detect a broken / missing weft yarn in a shuttle weaving
machine? In 1960 Åke Rydborn and Ragnar Henriksson asked themselves that question. They began to work on a solution in their home town Älmhult Sweden, and in 1962 developed a prototype of the world’s first Electronic Weft-Stop-Motion.

At the 1963 ITMA exhibition in Hannover Germany it was unveiled their Electronic Weft-Stop-Motion. The exhibition
was a big success and the product took-off! On February 4th 1964 Eltex was founded in Älmhult Sweden. Although the first premises were a humble 12 m², by 1968 the company had a modern 3000 m² facility.

As the company grew it expanded its world-wide presence: Due to changes in the global textile market Eltex’s products became almost 100% exported outside of Sweden. To serve the world market it established a network of its own companies as well as representatives around the world.

In 1974 Eltex of Sweden, Inc. (now Eltex U.S., Inc.) was established in USA. In 1976 Oller Manufacturing (now Eltex Manufacturing Ltd.) was established and opened for business in January 1977 in Templemore Ireland to be a second production facility for the group; it is now the primary production facility for the group. As time went by the company expanded its product range to include Energy Control Devices, Temperature & Humidity Loggers,
Food Handling Safety Systems, and Military Grade Battery Chargers.

In 2007 the Rydborn family sold the Eltex Group in a management buy-out to Brian Hicks, SeamusO’Dwyer and Jonathan Bell. Today the Eltex Group is wholly owned by the Irish company Eltex Global Holdings Ltd. which is owned by Brian Hicks, Seamus O’Dwyer and Jonathan Bell. Today Eltex of Sweden AB in Osby Sweden serves as Research & Development, Administration, and Global Sales for the group; Eltex Manufacturing Ltd. serves as the primary production facility for the group; and Eltex U.S., Inc. serves as the group’s sales and service facility in North America.

Our extensive experience together with constant research & development and investigations to perfect the function and reliability of our sensors has made our company leaders in yarn break sensors and yarn tension monitors.

Our major exports are within EU nations, USA, South Asia and South East Asian Countries. Export is also done to
Central & South America and Africa. We are exporting to more than 52 countries.

We have joined hands with M/S. MSB consulting, specialized in tufting carpet and grass industry of South Asia. As the industry is growing both in textiles and tufted\ sector, with MSBC team and with their knowledge & experience combining with our extensive experience, we are confident that we will be contributing and offer our know how to a growing industry.

The Indian textile and carpet industry is vibrant and has considerable potential. Since it’s liberalization it has covered a long way till date. Eltex has been present since many years in the Indian market in
particular in weaving, warping, technical textiles and winding industry.

As the tufted carpet and grass industry is at it’s initial stage and we at Eltex has long proven experience in the world wide tufted carpet and Grass industry, we shall be providing our experience, high tech sensors to the industry to help it’s growth by means of efficiency, productivity and benefits.

We continue to invest heavily in Research, Development and Investigation so our customers can continue to count on
us for the latest in innovation. This is our commitment to the sustainability of our customers’ future as well as our own. Eltex is revolutionary solution for tufting industry. Eltex’s philosophy is always focused on customer’s efficiency & productivity improvement.

Your Competent Partner for Heat Setting of Carpet Yarn with Overheated Steam

Power-Heat-Set (PHS) is one of the leading companies for heat setting equipment and has more than 40 years of heat setting experience. The first heat setting machinefor heat setting with overheated steam (GVA), commissioned by Hoerauf Suessen and constructed by Resch Maschinenbau GmbH, was presented at the ITMA 1975 in Milan.

In the year 2002 Hoerauf Suessen withdrew from the heat setting business and Resch Maschinenbau GmbH took over and concentrated the heat setting business in our newly founded company Power-Heat-Set.

PHS’ headquarters is located in Bavaria, Germany and a subsidiary is in Dalton, GA (USA). Furthermore, PHS has a
Technical Support Center in Gaziantep (Turkey), and representatives worldwide.

Since taking over the heat setting business from Hoerauf, the GVA has been reengineered, many components newly developed. The PHS GVA fulfills all requirements for an economic, qualitative, productive, and environmental modern heat setting equipment. Since 2014 we even offer a modular system, i.e. heat setting chamber in three different sizes to give our customers the possibility to choose the right machine for their demands.

In addition to the existing GVA system for heat setting with overheated steam on 6 positions, PHS also offers another model for heat setting with overheated steam – our single belt solution type “Hi Per Set”. With these two heat setting systems PHS is able to offer our customers just the right machine for their requirements.

PHS has sold over 1.000 machines to major carpet yarn manufacturers all over the world, with many of them concentrated in Europe, USA, Turkey, and the Middle East.

Our plan is to further expand our business activities on the Indian market. We are certain to succeed, not only due to the modular systems of our machines and the advantages achieved with overheated steam heat setting, but also due to the savings, which can be achieved with the low energy consumption of our machines.

But we are not only a machine and spare parts supplier, we offer consultation during the project stages as well as
service and support for production and equipment in the long term. This is starting with the machine construction and installation up until the eventual disposal. Excelling in customer service is of the utmost importance to us.

Power-Heat-Set management is firstly committed to reviving and continuing the spirit and purposefulness of the pioneer days through continual innovation and development and secondly to ensure that this process continues in the future.

PHS will have a booth at the Domotex in Hanover (Hall 5, booth A41) and we are looking forward to welcoming visitors to answer any inquiries about our heat setting machines.

The Future Of Soft Surface Flooring

Tuftco Corporation was founded in 1960 as the Southern Machine Company; a manufacturer and distributor of tufting machines to the rapidly growing carpet industry. Tuftco’s founders were pioneers in developing and introducing the
broadloom tufting machine to the world, installing machinery in the United States, Europe, Asia, and South America. As the company grew, it expanded into finishing equipment, yarn delivery systems, and other ancillary equipment used by tufted carpet mills. In the 1970’s and 1980’s, the company integrated computer technology in to the carpet production process and continued its growth through acquisitions of manufacturers of material handling systems and roll up machines.

Today, Tuftco Corp., is the only company in the world that can supply a turnkey carpet production facility providing all of the necessary machinery to take yarn from the tufting process all the way through to finished
broadloom carpet, commercial carpet tiles, bath rugs, area rugs, and artificial turf. The company has installed
equipment in over 40 countries spanning six continents, leading the global market for carpet production equipment.

Tuftco operates four manufacturing facilities located in the Southeastern United States encompassing over half a million square feet of production space with investments in the latest manufacturing technology, both equipment and software. Our facilities include a state of the art Tufting Design Center for tufting sampling and product development and an arrow width finishing range designed to showcase the company’s technological and product capabilities. We also employ software engineers to write product development and production management applications to ensure our customers have the tools they need to compete in the marketplace.

By far, the most important offering we have is our patented iTuft servo based patterning technology. This pattern device combines modular simplicity with leading edge technology to create a consistent and stable platform the industry can be confident in Our proven two roll gear driven configuration combines a full 360 wrap yarn control
with our servo control system to deliver precisely controlled yarn feeds at up to 25 times per second. The iTuft single end 1E, 2E, and 4E share a common plug and play unit consisting of a servo motor and controller base
which is accessible from the floor. The industry’s only 4+ end servo driven attachment utilizes a similar standardized interchangeable servo system with a larger geared roll and superior yarn control for applications that allow for multiple pattern repeats at an attractive price point. The iTuft pattern attachment can be used in
both loop and cut and loop constructions.

Tuftco recognizes the speed of evolving technology and production demands and builds its systems on a 64 bit window 7 operating system. At the same time, our internal software engineers are creating the latest tools for designers and product development teams to realize patterns and collections that evenly consume a creel minimizing yarn waste in the process. Tuftco’s iBalance software utilizes sophisticated algorithms to analyze individual yarn ends and suggest adjustments to facilitate and maximize creel efficiency. The end result is less waste and more profitability for our customers.

Our user interface desktop application allows production managers to set up styles and pattern parameters in the office in advance without interrupting production equipment.

Networked systems can load previously saved pattern files to speed up changeovers and maximize run time on the production floor.

For simpler designs, and carpet for printing, we offer a direct drive high speed (DDHS) machine that produces high low textured products or smooth cut pile constructions at speeds of up to 2,000 rpms in either cut or loop constructions. Tuftco also produces machinery for the production of artificial turf/grass.

Tuftco’s latest product is known as iTron. iTron combines the iTuft modular servo technology with our patented hollow needle yarn delivery system, to produce multi colored textured patterns in cut, and cut loop constructions up to 12 colors and 24 shades. The system is gauge and stitch programmable with the press of a button. iTron delivers only the yarn appearing in the face fabric without wasting yarn carrying ends on the back or incorporating them into the primary fabric. This means lower yarn cost and maximum patterning capability. These products are gaining wide acceptance in hospitality and rugs replacing traditional woven products.

Tuftco continues to innovate, pioneering leading edge technologies utilizing the latest servo motors, electronic control systems, and proprietary software designed to deliver high quality, operator friendly production equipment
to the global carpet industry.

Our focus and investment in research and development combined with our customer centric solutions will ensure our customer shave a competitive advantage well into the future.

Understanding commercial building and interiors

Commercial buildings are very different from homes or other residential structures and have different design
needs. It has often been said that the key to a successful business is location, location, location. We get it; location is important. But even with the greatest location in the world, a business can easily fail if its interior is not just as well thought out. Interior design is the art of balancing functional needs and aesthetic preferences inside of a structure. After all, the purpose of a building is really defined by its interior, not its exterior. A commercial building is one used for some sort of business purpose, such as a store, office, warehouse, or a restaurant. Just as there are many types of buildings, there are different types of interior design. Houses utilize one kind of design, while commercial structures have very different needs. We want these needs to be successful, but a successful structure does require a bit more than just location.

First of all, office furniture is contract furniture – but contract furniture is a much broader term. A loose definition might be: Furniture not intended for residential use. A specific definition is: Commercial furniture manufactured to meet established industry standards. It is subject to stringent testing and a certification processes. It is then sold exclusively by territorial dealerships. An example might be furniture supplied to the government, schools, hospitals or companies. A perception might be that it’s not stylish. And there are many work spaces, hotels and hospitals that prove otherwise. Good for the home? You bet. Is it contract? Maybe

The difference between contract furniture and retail furniture can be confusing. There are many things that both can do. In deciding to buy either retail or contract furniture, you will not sacrifice style, selection or comfort. Some of the perks of contract furniture include the wholesale pricing, the hard use warranties and custom options. Another plus is the expertise of certified furniture dealers. If you buy a file cabinet for your desk, will it match and fit into place? If it comes from a contract furniture dealer, yes.

STRENGTHENING ECONOMY to STIMULATE CONTRACTS FOR COMMERCIAL INTERIORS

Commercial interior design can be used to create office buildings, manufacturing plants, and even apartment complexes with equal proficiency. A strengthening economy will stimulate demand for industry services. The current trend in the commercial and office interiors industry is that of a single point responsibility. More and more clients are looking for agencies which can provide a total solution for them.

Contracts for commercial interiors involve the process of creating and overseeing the construction or renovation of a commercial space. Involving much more than simply decorating the interior of the space, commercial design will address such issues as the choice of building materials, the layout and placement of interior walls, the flooring, plumbing and power systems, and even coordinating communications with construction professionals, owners, and service providers.

Once the contract for doing the interiors of the commercial establishment is in place, the designer must walk through the construction stages completing field verification and taking exact measurements at the construction site, following construction activities closely with the drawings and specifications. During this time, the designer will start working around with ideas like finishing details, furniture, color, equipment and related objects and spaces that will meet the needs of his client.

The gathered information will be used to create drawings and schematics layout reflecting the conditions and progress of the construction activities. These drawings, commonly called ‘As-Built Drawings,’ are then be used to start representing the finished site and laying out furniture and arranges of spaces with all interior space
already distributed. These drawings will be the base for the upcoming process of selecting material and installation purposes.

With this in mind and already with some measurements, the designer will start planning the space layout and will use some of the existing elements incorporating them into the design and architecture of the project. During this stage, the designer must verify all applicable construction code requirements and elements of safety that must be met and be able to coordinate them and start presenting the proposed decoration.

The final step is then started. During this stage, the designer drafts, submits and gets approval for the schematic drawings from the client. Also during this stage, the necessary permits, endorsements, and material
requisitions have to be completed. Then the final stage of assembly of new equipment, installation of furniture, minor alterations and modifications must be completed accordingly and handed into the client. Throughout the project, the designer will remain in communication with everyone involved with the project, making sure
progress is consistent, and any issues are addressed in a timely manner.

Commercial interior designers are widely used to create or modify industrial plants, office buildings, governmental spaces, retails, warehouses and in some cases residential areas. While their work is really
intense and diverse, there are a lot of challenges and emotions running through the veins of these kind of professional. Remember, you can have the greatest space available, but without a correct space distribution, it will be worth nothing, as compared to great design areas.

The new trend of a commercial interior design is based on 3D printing, bringing your ideas into reality.

Designing interiors for commercial properties is a tricky business. The space must be efficient and cost-effective, but also create a unique and engaging experience. To further compound the problem, expectations are constantly evolving, so businesses must regularly adapt their interiors to reflect current tastes of their consumers, visitors, and employees. Fortunately, some modern trends are helping them stay nimble with their
designs.

With corporations coming under increasing pressure to meet social obligations, there is a drive towards promoting
eco-friendly commercial designs.

Successful corporate and commercial environments are those that best leverage physical space as a strategic tool to achieve organizational goals. Whether creating workplace environments that inspire collaboration and employee health to commercial office buildings geared toward attracting exceptional tenants, the service provider for commercial interiors has to partner with the clients to help them achieve their vision. Today, teams that provide commercial contract interiors team work with leading organizations spanning all industries to deliver valuable solutions that strengthen business outcomes. They need to bring in a complete complement of services from workplace strategy, interior design, real estate strategy, architecture and change management to define goals, implement solutions and measure performance.

Indian Furniture Market to grow rapidly

According to a recently published report by TechSci Research, “India Furniture Market Forecast and Opportunities,
2019”, the country’s furniture market is expected to grow at a rapid pace due to rising disposable income, expanding middle class and growing number of urban households. In addition, the anticipated rise in tourism and hospitality sectors is also expected to spur the furniture demand in the country through 2019. Western and Southern region would continue to be the leading revenue generators due to expanding distribution network of furniture manufacturers in these regions. Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Punjab, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh are the major suppliers of wood, which is the most widely used raw material in the country’s furniture market.

The report reveals that wooden furniture is expected to continue its dominance in the Indian furniture market. Home furniture market is expected to witness fastest growth over the next five years, followed by office and institutional segments. Major organized players such as Godrej Interio, Durian, Wipro, Evok and Nilkamal are expected to outperform during the next five years due to their diverse product range, expanding distribution network and exclusive outlets. The market is also witnessing a growing trend, wherein, an increasing number of domestic manufacturers are entering into tie ups with foreign manufacturers in order to improve product design and
quality.

“With growing employment opportunities, purchasing power of the Indian consumers is increasing, which is consequently expected to continue and boost the demand for designer as well as standardized furniture in the country over the next five years.”, said Karan Chechi, Research Director with TechSci Research, a research based global management consulting firm.

Godrej Interio, Nilkamal, Featherlite, and Durian are currently the leading companies in the Indian furniture market. However, several new entrants are expected to foray into this market due to low entry barriers.

“India Furniture Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2019” has evaluated the future growth potential of India’s furniture market and provides statistics and information on market structure, and consumer behavior trends. The report includes India furniture market projections and demand forecasting. The report is intended to provide
cutting-edge market intelligence and help decision makers to take sound investment evaluation. Besides, the report also identifies and analyzes the emerging trends along with essential drivers, challenges and opportunities available in India’s furniture market.

Furniture: A statement of trends and luxury

The Indian furniture industry is considered as a non organised sector, where handicraft production accounts for about 85% of the furniture production in India

India is a land of wonderful and marvelous artistic work of wood which is being appreciated worldwide. The
rich Indian handicraft and beautiful traditional attributes of art and design have established a reputation of Indian furniture industry in the nation and worldwide to be appreciated by people. There are exceptional designs, rich, compact and luxurious trends and, not the least, the supreme quality have given elegance to the furniture segment in the traditional as well as modern aspect.

Tradition is making lots of developments in the Indian furniture market is to make a luxury lifestyle statement. The old ‘charpais’ (string beds), inlaid ‘door jambs’, handcrafted cupboards, ornate swings, and the good old wooden chairs and takht (divans), old-fashioned round tables with bloated legs and ornamented master beds are back in furniture stores — and in homes as well. Often wood is recycled, culled from old discarded furniture and crumbling ‘havelis’ (traditional Indian mansions) in the villages and former princely chiefs that are bring pulled down by real estate developers to make ways for high rises.

The Indian furniture industry is considered as a non organised sector, where handicraft production accounts for about 85% of the furniture production in India. The furniture sector makes only a marginal contribution to the formation of GDP.

Now, the furniture market in India has historically witnessed a prolific boom in the country. There were a number of factors which have led to a growth in furniture demand in the Indian households in the last few years. The growing economy of the country has encouraged the spending capacity of the people, which in turn has impelled the sales of branded furniture items in the market. The growing phase of infrastructure and real estate market has
also augmented the demand for furniture products in the country. In the organized retail segment, the market is occupied by leading companies such as Godrej Interio, Home centre, Nilkamal, Durian Furniture, Style Spa among others, which have over the years grabbed significant positioning in the domestic market. Furthermore, the entry of international brands and increasing brand awareness amongst Indian inhabitants in the recent years has led to the emergence of furniture retailing in India

The furniture market in India is highly fragmented with majority of the revenue being generated from the local players. In the recent years, moulded plastic, wrought iron, board and bamboo furniture have been widely purchased by the households in India. In order to cater to the rising requirements of online shopping in the country, a number of companies have stepped a foot in the online channel of furniture market in the last few years. For instance, leading offline retailer of readymade furniture products named @Home, which is a flagship brand of Nilkamal Pvt. Ltd, has launched its online shopping portal for the exclusive range of @ Home furniture, furnishings and home d’cor items.

Heavy demand of household items including furniture and furnishing products from the urban class has historically been conducive to the growth of furniture market in India. This trend is expected to grow in the future as well, as greater number of people has been migrating to the urban areas in order to raise the standard of living
and earn more income.

For long, furniture retail in India hasmostly been unorganized. As much as 80% of the industry, according to various estimates, is run by standalone stores and individual carpenters. Besides a few organized players like Evok, Home Stop, Home Centre and HomeTown, there are no brands in the organized brick and mortar furniture retail space that have managed to build a large chain of stores. (Sweden’s IKEA could be a game changer, when it opens its first store in India, possibly in Hyderabad.)

Instead, a clutch of online furniture sellers have emerged in the last few years, offering a potential new business model for an industry that is bound to grow as India’s middle-class widens and spending rises.

The market is led by Pepper fry, Urban Ladder and Fab Furnish, three online furniture retailers founded in 2012. Part of their success is offering two things that traditional furniture typically don’t: A wide variety of modern designs, and the convenience of delivery and assembling

Another reason is the cost of retail space. The online players have caught the attention of venture capitalists. Urban Ladder raised $20 million (Rs 122.6 crore) earlier this year, in addition to a $6 million funding it had secured in an earlier round.

Pepper fry has raised about $29 million (Rs 177.8 crore) so far. The furniture retail industry has been pegged at 13 billion (Rs 79,683.5 crore), with online contributing less than $100 million (Rs 613.2 crore). But the estimate differs, since a large part of the industry is unorganized.

It is estimated that it’s a $20 billion (Rs 122,590 crore) market in India overall. His startup alone is looking to touch about $65 million (Rs 398.6 crore) in turnover this year. Pepperfry had set itself that target last year.

The organized furniture retail industry is growing at the rate of 20% year-on-year, according the Association of Furniture Manufacturers and Traders. They aren’t particularly bothered about online retailers in the long-term. That’s partly because online stores besides selling some of their own designs provide another outlet for these manufacturers to sell.

Sellers are looking to get smaller retail spaces and are looking to either tie-up with\ existing players or set up their own stores. Future Group has tied up with Pepper fry to sell some of their products through the site.
Home Stop has its own online store. Pepper fry being a marketplace has also given other furniture retailers an opportunity to sell online. Finally, there’s also the fact that much of the growth will come from India’s smaller cities. Fab Furnish, for example, makes 30% of its sales to customers in Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities.

Kashmir mills comprehensive package for carpet industry

The Jammu and Kashmir government is mulling over a comprehensive package to address problems faced by the state’s
carpet sector, the state finance minister Haseeb Drabu told media persons. A delegation of carpet traders and manufacturers recently had met him sometime back and urged for reducing the 12 per cent tax on carpets under the
goods and service tax (GST) regime.

The delegation told the minister that 15 lakh people from 3.5 lakh families involved in the carpet industry will be affected due to the hike in tax as the carpet sector is already in crisis. A comprehensive package is being considered because the crisis in the state’s carpet sector is much deeper and structural in nature, and not because of GST, Kashmir media reports quoted Drabu as saying.

He said the state government will take up the issue of bringing down GST rate on carpets from existing 12 per cent to 5 per cent in next GST Council meeting.

Drabu later directed the officers from commercial sales tax department to form a committee comprising representatives from the Jammu & Kashmir Bank, carpet associations and the industries department to workout modalities of a comprehensive package for the carpet sector.