Sultex Debuts L5500 Air-Jet Machine At ITMEX

At ITMEX, Sultex Ltd., Switzerland, introduced the Sulzer Textil L5500 air-jet weaving machine
at the International Textile Machinery Trade Fair (ITMEX Americas) 2005, held last month in Sao
Paulo, Brazil. The company reports the machine delivers superior performance and fabric quality;
and features direct drive, 11 harness drives on cam motion, reduced air consumption, minimized
machine vibration and a color touch screen.

“A lot of Sulzer Textil know-how and experience in the air-jet sector is included in the L5500,”
said Hanspeter Truempi, product manager. “Yet, there is still potential, which will be further
exploited in the future.”

March 2005