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ATME-I 2000 Takes Center Stage

<b>ATI</b> completes its preview with spotlights on additional events and exhibitiors.

ATME-I 2000 Takes Center StageATI completes its preview with spotlights on additional events and exhibitions. ATME-I 2000 at the Palmetto Expo Center, Greenville, S.C., occupies the textile industrys center stage October 23-27.Last month, ATI provided an in-depth look at the more than 300 exhibitors that provided information about the machinery they would have on display. In this issue, ATI completes its pre-show coverage with listings from those companies that responded after the deadline for the September issue.ATI will publish reviews of ATME-I 2000 in its December 2000 and January 2001 issues.As reported in the News section of ATI, the Fiber Producers Conference, historically a separate event, will take place October 24 and 25 in Palmetto Expos James H. Woodside Conference Center. Seminars will end around noon each day to allow conference attendees to view machinery exhibits.Also, the top two officials of the International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) will make presentations October 25 at a breakfast hosted by the American Textile Machinery Association (ATMA) breakfast at the Woodside Conference Center.Subjects of the presentations include textile production and investments, an overview of global market conditions and a particular examination of South America. Herbert Schmid, president, ITMF, and Herwig Strolz, director general, ITMF, will make the presentations.Schmid is chief executive of Santista Textil S.A., Argentina, one of the largest denim and twill manufacturers in the world.Strolz has been the director general of ITMF for the past 31 years. Under his leadership, the organization developed into a leading global trade association for the primary textile industry.ITMF, founded in 1904, is the oldest international industrial trade association in the world. The organization has its headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. The countries in ITMF membership represent 65 percent of global primary textile production.ATME-I 2000 has released a list of the 10 companies having the largest display spaces. In order, they are:Saco Lowell Inc.: 5,942.78 sq. ft.Savio Macchine Tessili, SPA:5,941.67 sq. ft.Spindelfabrik Suessen: 4,875.76 sq. ft.F.lli MarzoliandCo., SPA: 4,795.84 sq. ft. Murata Machinery, Ltd.:4,753.34 sq. ft.Truetzschler GmbHandCo. KG: 4,407.50 sq. ft.N. SchlumbergerandCie.: 3,936 sq. ft.Electro-Jet S.A.: 2,842.67 sq. ft.Dilo System Group: 2,745 sq. ft.Rieter-ICBT Greensboro Inc.: 2,480 sq. ft.Exposition attendees are invited to stop by Booth C-1625 to pick up a complimentary copy of ATII or Textiles Panamericanos, its sister publication. Textiles Panamericanos will provide a special hospitality lounge for Latin American visitors through an arrangement with ATME-I management. The lounge is located on the mezzanine, directly above the ATI/ Textiles Panamericanos booth. ATME-I 2000 Attendees And Exhibitors Invited To Opening Night Street FestivalOpening night festivities are planned for Monday, October 23 to welcome ATME-I back to the Upstate South Carolina area. The street festival will be held in downtown Greenville in front of the Hyatt Regency.The ATME-I 2000 Opening Night Street Festival is presented by the American Textile Machinery Association (ATMA) and Textile Hall Corp.Greenvilles Main Street will be blocked from Beattie Place to North Street. Vendors from local restaurants will be onsite, and beer, wine and snacks will be provided. Horse-drawn carriage rides will be available to take exhibitors and attendees on a tour of the city.The West Brothers, a local band featuring 1950s and 60s rock, country, Motown and beach music, will perform on stage at the Hyatt Regency. Interim entertainment, including cloggers and shaggers, will perform during band breaks.Sponsors for the opening night festival include the Hyatt Regency, ATMA, Greenville Convention Center and Visitors Bureau, Textiles Panamericanos, Budweiser and Panalpina."Were delighted to have the opportunity to stage an opening night street party for all ATME-I visitors exhibitors and attendees alike," said J. Robert Ellis, director, ATME-I, and president and CEO, Textile Hall Corp."We, as a city, want to express our appreciation to Greenvilles premier trade show and its economic impact on our area, and at the same time, make ATME-I visitors aware of the tremendous growth and revitalization that is taking place in the Upstate area," Ellis added.There is no admission fee for the ATME-I Opening Night Street Festival. Invitations with two free drink tickets will be distributed at the show. Additional ATME-I ExhibitorsFollowing, in alphabetical order, are additional exhibitor listings:Accu-Oil Systems, Mount Gilead, N.C. will exhibit metering pumps for spin finish application systems. Primary contact in booth: Darwin Godwin. Booth No. A-302.American Textile Machinery Association (ATMA), Falls Church, Va., will have information on ATMA membership as well as ITMA 2003 and ITMA Asia travel package information. Primary contacts in booth: Sue Denston and Clay Tyeryar. Booth No. A-203.Ashworth Card Clothing Inc., see ECC Card Clothing.Booth No. C-1700, C-1701.Barmag AG, Germany (American Barmag Corp., Charlotte, N.C.), will exhibit direct cablers for tire cord, spinning extruders, high-speed spin-draw machines for textile yarns, machinery for viscose production, winders, spin-draw texturing machines and package handling devices. Primary contact in booth: Viktor Vollmer.Booth No. C-1740.BTSR International, Greensboro, N.C., (PAF Sales, Greensboro, N.C.), will feature the Smart 200TS online tension-monitoring system, the Smart 2000TW warp monitoring system, the Smart 200TPG online ends-down monitoring system and the Smart Clearer online clearer system. Primary contact in booth: Scott Yates.Booth No. B-1325.Carotron, Heath Springs, S.C., will show speed drives from fractional to 500HP including AC inverter drives, AC vector drives and AC soft starts. Dancer position, constant-tension center-wind and load-cell interface cards will also be featured. Primary contact in booth: Randall Moore.Booth No. D-2121.Cavitec AG, Switzerland, will feature information on its Cavimelt hot-melt coating and laminating line, Caviscreen hot-melt coating and laminating line and Cavidot coating lines including powderdot, pastedot, double dot and scatter. Primary contacts in booth: Bernd Can and Claude Schmid.Booth No. A-306,A-308.Center for Applied Textile Technology, Belmont, N.C., will have information on its continuing education courses and seminars in textiles, computers and management. The center can also design specialized in-house training programs for companies and other organizations. Primary contact in booth: Dr. James L. Lemons.Booth No. B-1504.CMD Systems LP, Charlotte, N.C., offers information technology services including information systems planning, software selection and implementation, custom software development, e-business, business intelligence and platform specific services. Primary contact in booth: Roy Edwards.Booth No. A-303.Custom MachinesandCommodities Inc., Pendleton, S.C., will exhibit textile components for the textile industry. Primary contact in booth: Bryson Donald. Booth No. A-221ECC Card Clothing, Greenville, S.C. (formerly Ashworth Card Clothing Inc.), will be exhibiting metallic wire for cotton and nonwoven carding. The company also supplies card parts and offers card roll repair and card clothing installation. Primary contact in booth: Carlton Reeves.Booth No. C-1700, C-1701.Elitex Cerveny Kostelec a.s., Czech Republic (Schlafhorst Inc., Charlotte, N.C.), will feature its manual open-end rotor spinning machines. Primary contact in booth: Viktor Vollmer.Booth No. C-1740.FiberBuys.com, Colonial Heights, Va., will have information on its online fiber resource. Features of the site include sales of surplus fiber, fiber-related products and services; up-to-the-minute inventory accuracy; fee-based technical support for specific fiber types; and discussion groups. Primary contact in booth: Charles Whitehead.Booth No. A-103.Fibreguide Ltd., England (Fibreguide Americas, Charlotte, N.C.), will exhibit entanglement jets, texturing jets, oil-dispersion jets and the Fibrescan analyzer with probes for measuring interlace, yarn tension, oil level variations and yarn temperature. The company will also display the Microscan analyzer, TQS online monitoring systems and Fibreguide polyurethane friction disks. Primary contact in booth: Phil Maynard.Booth No. C-1941.G/K Sales Inc., Greer, S.C., will be showing a complete line of open-end spinning parts, spinnerets, ultrasonic equipment and cleaning chemicals, screens and gaskets and candle filters. Primary contact in booth: R. Bates Kennedy. Booth No. B-1314.Groz-Beckert USA Inc., Charlotte, N.C., will have a full complement of sales and technical staff on hand to answer questions. The staff is prepared to answer questions about new developments such as the growing use of fine-gauge fork needles in automotives, a new style of conical needle and new methods for increasing needle life. Primary contact in booth: Trudy Tyndall. Booth No. C-1815.Hamel AG, Switzerland (Saurer Textile Systems Charlotte Inc., Charlotte, N.C.), will show the Saurer Elasto Twister, Saurer HD-Assembly winder and the three-for-one Saurer TritecTwister. Primary contact in booth: Viktor Vollmer.Booth No. C-1740.Hastem GmbH, Germany (Hastem Conveyors LLC, Fairforest, S.C.), will display its complete product line of positive-drive slat aprons for web transport. The Hastem CC 25 PA slat transport aprons for cross lappers and needle looms are equipped with antistatic materials, which lower the static charge up to 95 percent according to the company. The C-System for nonwoven lines will be demonstrated, and the company will have samples of its AB-system that can be used in cotton spinning or in the worsted woolen industry. Primary contacts in booth: St. G. Hastem-Muller and Manfred Lewis. Booth No. A-506.High-Technology Corp., Hacken-sack, N.J., will show Hitech fully automatic, continuous screen changers, which the company claims will eliminate melt pressure and melt temperature fluctuations in the extrusion process. The unit has no moving parts and the extruder head pressure is used to drive a 120-foot roll of screen. Primary contact in booth: Aline Alroy. Booth No. A-309.IKOS Technologies Inc., Charlotte, N.C., will exhibit manufacturing management software. IKOS will showcase its Locator-WMS, Resource Management System, Security Module and Scheduler Module by presenting demonstrations and handing out product information. Primary contact in booth: Evan Parissis. Booth No. A-402.Ingersoll-Rand Co., Davidson, N.C., will have on exhibit rotary and centrifuged air compressors as well as related system com-ponents. Primary contact in booth: Robert Berry.Booth No. C-1920.Malcam Ltd., Israel, will feature its volumetric Micro-wave Moisture and Density Analyzer (MMA). The MMA system can be used to scan and measure bales, cones and webs of fibers; as well as allowing the user to control the product and provide cost savings. The MMA-8010 uses patented microwave technology to measure moisture and total weight of a bobbin, while the MMA 7010/11 mea-sures moisture and density in online continuous fiber webs. Primary con-tact in booth: Danny Moshe.Booth No. A-225,A-227.Nextmarkets Inc., Greenville, S.C., is a B2B on-line site that offers a full suite of modules to assist textile mills and suppliers across the world to buy and sell textile parts. Primary contact in booth: Raj Panoya. Booth No. A-201. 
Nortec Industries Inc., Ogdens-burg, N.Y., will show specialized humidification equipment for all textile applications. Systems include the low-maintenance and energy-efficient AFE air atomizing nozzle humidifiers and the HP pressure atomizing humidifiers for spot or humidification projects, or conditioning of entire facilities. Primary contact in booth: Gary Berlin. Booth No. D-3017.Precision Machine Products, Gastonia, N.C., will exhibit mill and process supplies, material-handling equipment and safety equipment. The company will also highlight its machinery parts and repair services, engineering services and baler maintenance program. Primary contact in booth: David Blalock.Booth No. B-1307.Processing Technologies Inc. (PTi), St. Charles, Ill., is a manu-facturer of single-screw extrusion equipment for the plastics industry. PTi will showcase the Trident series extruders, which are available in bore sizes ranging from 7:1 to 48:1 for applications in fiber, sheet, foam, pipe, profile, co-extrusion, compounding and reclaim. The Trident extruders come equipped with tuck-under or rear-mounted motor configurations, custom machine centerlines and direct or belt-driven drives as well as many other features. Primary contact in booth: Alan Farkas. Booth No. D-2229.Saurer-Allma GmbH, Germany (Saurer Textile Systems Charlotte Inc., Charlotte, N.C.), will exhibit its AZB/AB T ring twisters, the CableCorder direct cabling machine, the CC LowTwist two-for-one twister, ESP/ESC fancy twisters and the HT and LT filament two-for-one twisters. Primary contact in both: Viktor Vollmer. Booth No. C-1740.W. Schlafhorst AGandCo., Germany (Schlafhorst Inc., Charlotte, N.C.), will feature automatic yarn-package winding machines, automatic rotor-spinning and winding machines, material flow and information systems . The company will also have information on systems integration. Primary contact in booth: Viktor Vollmer. Booth No. C-1740.SlackandParr Inc., Charlotte, N.C., will exhibit spinning pumps, air-texturing and interlacing jets, yarn cutters, aspirators, steam treatment devices and management systems. Primary contact in booth: David Etherington. Booth No. B-1214.Stockhausen Inc., Greensboro, N.C., will introduce new carbonic acid polyester spin finish and coning oil systems as well as the Solopol family of solution polymers for wet textile processing. In addition, the company will exhibit its line of fiber spin finishes and coning oils for synthetic fibers, hot-melt adhesive systems for nonwovens and textile auxiliaries for preparation, dyeing and finishing. Primary contact in booth: Jim Kehoe.Booth No. A-424, A-426.Sourcing Services International Inc., Greer, S.C., will have information on its technical advisory, consulting and sourcing services. Primary contact in booth: Philip Riddle. Booth No. B-1501.TW Control Ltd., Ireland, will launch AMEX software technology, which is an integrated package for collecting, analyzing and distributing fiber-processing expertise plantwide. The software will identify the root causes of process irregularities, which will help improve product quality and consistency, reduce waste and reduce downtime, the company claims. Primary contacts in booth: David Wilson and Colin Graham.Booth No. A-504.Taconic, Petersburgh, N.Y., will feature Teflon® coated fiberglass and Kevlar® belts used in high-temperature curing, drying and finishing lines as well as thermal bonding and powder coating of nonwovens. Primary contact in booth: B. Scott Davies.Booth No. A-223.Vance Textiles Inc., Taylors, S.C., will have on exhibit a waste-reclamation machine with control panel. Primary contacts in booth: Robert Vance and Larry Dozier.Booth No. A-508.Volkmann GmbH, Germany (Schlafhorst Inc., Charlotte, N.C.), will feature various Saurer twisting and cabling equipment including the VTS-07/-08/09.6 two-for-one twister and the VTS-05-C.5 carpet cabling machine. Primary contact in booth: Viktor Vollmer. Booth No. C-1740.Zinser Textilmaschinen GmbH, Germany (Schlafhorst Inc., Charlotte, N.C.), will show ring spinners for short-staple or long-staple spinning as well as speed frames, draw-twisting frames and draw-winding frames. Primary contact in booth: Viktor Vollmer.Booth No. C-1740. For More InformationAmerican Textile Machinery Association (ATMA)Falls Church, Va.(703) 538-1789www.atmanet.orgTextile Hall Corp.Greenville, S.C.(864) 233-2562ATME-I 2000 Registration OfficeGreenville, S.C.(864) 233-2562fax: (864) 233-0619e-mail: atmei@textilehall.comwww.atmei.com

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