Italian Rapier Loom Targets Quality Fabrics

ITALIAN RAPIER LOOM TARGETS QUALITY FAbrICSPromatech, the Italian textile machinery group that comprises the Somet and Vamatex weaving machine brands, has launched a new flexible rapier loom. The Somet Alpha will be targeted initially at high-quality fabric producers in Europe and Asia, with its commercial debut in the U.S. scheduled for early next year. The machine is claimed to offer an “incomparable relation between flexibility and speed,” with its development brief having focused on versatility, reliability, ergonomics, the use of advanced technology, and lower running costs.Fuller details of the machine, and an update on the Promatech group recent purchaser of Sulzer Textil — will be published in our next issue.October 2001