The leading hosiery companies at FIMAST 2021

Lonati Group, Cesare Colosio, Autotex Italia, Sina Filati Fashion Yarn and many more supply chain players

The leading hosiery companies at FIMAST 2021

The appointment for the entire hosiery supply chain is at the Brixia Forum in Brescia for FIMAST 2021, scheduled from 19 to 22 October to present the novelties about yarns, production technologies, machinery, services and accessories. Among the confirmed exhibitors, there will be numerous leading companies in the textile machinery sector, a Made in Italy industry strongly characterized by innovation which in 2020 reached a turnover of 1.8 billion euros and which counts 12,900 employees and about 300 companies, mostly concentrated in the Brescia district.

Among these, Lonati Group, world leader in the textile machinery sector, whose machines cover almost all of the world production of women's socks, 60% of men's and children's socks, 90% of sportswear and seamless 60% traditional knitwear.

The Brescia group will be at the fair with two companies: Lonati, a technological and market leader in the manufacture of hosiery machines and Santoni, a global leader in electronic circular machines for garments seamless clothing. Santoni will also present new technologies for the production of socks with knitted and terry structures, including three-dimensional ones, with the possibility of a closed toe inlay, seamless.

Another player will be Cesare Colosio, a Brescia-based company in the world of socks machinery for 60 years, will present an innovative and unique machine in the world for the production of 3D inlay footwear. A revolutionary technology that allows you to create, in a single step and without wasting raw material, an upper with holes, eyelets and laces, without seams, versatile and declinable to infinite combinations of types of yarn and color. The company has obtained seven different patents on mechanical systems and textile processes to produce the upper, in order to protect its know-how in Italy and abroad.

Also present at the IEG exhibition is Autotex Italia, leader on the international market in the production of ironing machines and industrial packaging for the hosiery sector. The Borgosatollo Company, in the Italian province of Brescia, designs and manufactures a wide range of packaging machines for textile items, as well as components related to the biomedical, cosmetic and automotive sectors. The company, which exports mainly to China and the United States, offers flexible and customized automation solutions based on customer needs.

The yarn segment, connected to the Mantua district, will also bring leading companies in the sector to the trade show, such as Sina Filati Fashion Yarn, which markets quality yarns for the hosiery, knitwear, underwear and seamless sectors. At FIMAST, the Mantuan Company will present all its production, from spool yarns of any fabric and color thanks to the color development laboratory with proprietary dyeing, up to the finished products of knitwear, hosiery and sneaker uppers, including Eco-friendly nylon or polyester yarns from pre-consumer (related to the production process) and post-consumer (obtained from the product at the end of its life) recycling process.

FIMAST will take place in maximum safety, thanks to the application of the #SAFEBUSINESS by IEG protocol and GBAC STAR ™ accreditation by IEG, the global program for international standards of cleaning, sanitation, and prevention of infectious risks for staff in exhibition environments. Furthermore, with “SAFE TRAVEL”, IEG will provide timely and constant information assistance on rules and obligations that international visitors and exhibitors must comply with when entering Italy.

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