THE ITEMA R9500DENIM SETS A NEW BENCHMARK IN DENIM WEAVING, THANKS TO THE INNOVATIVE CONCEPT OF A FINE-TUNED WEAVING MACHINE PACKED FULL WITH ALL THE TECHNICAL AND TEXTILE PARAMETERS SPECIALLY DESIGNED TO EXCEL IN THIS APPLICATION
Leveraging its consolidated know-how in weaving and strong expertise in denim, Itema investigated the weaving requirements of the denim mills and collected its Customers’ priceless hints. The result of this strategic alliance is a brand-new evolution of the R9500 – the most successful rapier loom in recent history – exclusively dedicated to denim weavers: the R9500denim.
Denim is experiencing a continuous evolution. At first used to produce workwear, denim has now become the undeniable heart of the most prestigious fashion brands’ collections. That’s why, in the complex world of weaving, premium denim remains one of the most demanding and challenging fabrics to produce, requiring breakthrough textile technology in order to fulfill the requests of today’s fast changing market.
Itema won the challenge of the modern production system, by applying the latest and most effective lean manufacturing and process improvements to guarantee the highest quality standards and fastest time-to-market in all its manufacturing sites.
Thanks to the world-class manufacturing sites in Italy and in China, Itema is close to Customers providing faster deliveries, greater cost savings and the highest quality weaving machines.
Our latest generation R9500denim weaving machine is produced with the same top level, maximum reliability and excellence criteria in all the production sites.
When developing R9500denim, the Itema engineers and textile experts focused on 5 main areas to design a machine built to fulfill and exceed the demanding requirements of today denim weavers, which are:
Rapier weft insertion system – compared to other technologies – guarantees an higher versatility of yarns and patterns when it comes to weave sophisticated indigo fabrics, such as fancy, super-stretch, knit effect denim, leading to a growing presence of rapier weaving machines in worldwide denim producing mills. With R9500denim, the weaver can now couple superior versatility with unparalleled machine performances, without sacrificing productivity, thanks to the implementation on the machine of the avant-garde main motor with oil cooling and superior performance accessories.
Those who walked at least once into a denim weaving plant knows how dusty weaving cotton can be. R9500denim components are designed and optimized to operate in the most demanding weaving conditions around the globe.
Maintenance costs are reduced by the latest mechanical and technical developments.
Moreover, R9500denim has the Itema QRP seal, which means – unique in the industry – 2 years warranty on Itema mechanical and electronic parts.
- FABRIC QUALITY
The fact that it was born as a fabric for work clothes, does not mean it is an unassuming and easy fabric to produce, indeed. Today denim represents one of the most demanding fabrics to produce, with fashion brands and sourcing agencies looking only for premium quality materials for their collections. With R9500denim, start marks and weft stops are now a thing of the past.
The unique Itema shed geometry, widely recognized as the best in the industry, guarantees excellent fabric quality, in terms of superior hand-feel, denim twill weave and uniform appearance. Compact and smooth denim surface and a darker color effect are undeniable characteristics of the denim woven with the Itema R9500denim.
- EASE OF USE
A weaving machine is a tool in weaver’s hands. Fine-tuning of all the textile parameters is the key to get the most out of it. The R9500denim is pre-set with all the specialized mechanical settings prepared to weave denim, simplifying everyday operations by saving operators time and improving fabric quality.
R9500denim can weave the widest range of denim fabrics – from super stretch to heavy weight denim and passing through knit effect denim – thanks to the Itema rapier SK weft transfer system, which ensures maximum versatility. The capability to weave every kind of yarn ensures to the weaver to accomplish every fashion trend in the wide denim world.
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