For two years, Covid-19 raged and ravaged and the malady still at large, but fortunately the textile machinery industry in India, suffering from low-capacity utilization at 49 percent lost only 3 percent of its capacity use at 46 percent. The total provisional production of textile machinery, parts & accessories during 2020-21 recorded a marginal decline of 5 percent at Rs.5,093 crore as against Rs.5,355 crore in the previous year. Exports during 2020-21 rose to Rs. 3,307 crore as against Rs. 2,556 crore achieved during 2019-20. As a good tiding for the domestic industry, the import was reduced to Rs. 8096 crore as against Rs. 9,273 crore. All these indicators demonstrate that all is well with the textile machinery industry, and the spinning machinery and parts have particularly done well domestically as well as globally.

Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Spinning Machines estimated at US$ 5 Billion in the year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of US$ 7.3 Billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 5.5 percent over the analysis period 2020-2027. Ring Spinning is projected to record a 5.6 percent CAGR and reach US$ 3.1 Billion by the end of the analysis period of 2020-2027. According to the “Spinning Machines – Global Market Trajectory & Analytics” report of After an early analysis of the business implications of the pandemic and its induced economic crisis, growth in the Rotor Spinning segment is readjusted to a revised 5.8 percent CAGR for the next 7-year period.

The Spinning Machines market in the U.S. is estimated at US$ 1.4 Billion in the year 2020. China, the world’s second-largest economy, is forecast to reach a projected market size of US$ 1.5 Billion by the year 2027 trailing a CAGR of 8.4 percent over the analysis period 2020 to 2027. Among the other noteworthy geographic markets are Japan and Canada, each forecast to grow at 3 percent and 5 per cent respectively over the 2020-2027 period. Within Europe, Germany is forecast to grow at approximately 3.5 per cent CAGR. In the global Other Types segment, the USA, Canada, Japan, China, and Europe will drive the 4.4 percent CAGR estimated for this segment. These regional markets accounting for a combined market size of US$ 745.2 Million in the year 2020 will reach a projected size of US$ 1 Billion by the close of the analysis period. China will remain among the fastest-growing in this cluster of regional markets. Led by countries such as Australia, India, and South Korea, the market in Asia-Pacific is forecast to reach US$ 976 Million by the year 2027, while Latin America will expand at a 5.9 percent CAGR through the analysis period.

Major production centers of cotton yarn manufacturing are concentrated in China, India, the U.S., Pakistan, Indonesia, Brazil, Turkey, South Korea, Italy, Egypt, and Japan. Accordingly, the top spinning machinery suppliers focus on catering to these regions. A macro-level factor driving factor in the spinning machinery market is the rising contribution of the fashion industry to the overall GDP. Another factor driving the technical textiles industry across the globe such as automotive textiles and geotextiles, which demand high-end performance from industrial yarns. A prominent issue facing the industry is that very few new players are involved in manufacturing yarn. New sales that account on the yearly basis are the result of the expansion of plant capacity or replacements of older machines. Accordingly, the buyers of spinning machinery have higher bargaining power. However, the yarn industry still requires mass production of different types of yarns, and accordingly, manufacturers of spinning machinery are consistently working on innovations in order to cater to customers with better productivity. A key trend witnessed in the spinning machinery market is the shift toward automation in each spinning machinery line. Additionally, yarn manufacturing companies across the globe are preferring Spain-based brands for spinning machinery. Additionally, the textile government is taking initiatives to setup up more textile parks in countries such as India and China, which have an abundant supply of raw materials and inexpensive labor.

Spinning machinery is intended to produce yarn from textile fibers, comprising natural, synthetic, or blended fibers. These machines were manufactured during the Industrial Revolution in order to mass-produce cotton textile products. Presently, the spinning machinery setup involves considerable capital investment along with prominent infrastructure, as it includes installing a line of machines with an intention to carry out a series of functions from fiber stage to yarn stage. The stages of spinning include bale opening, conditioning of man-made fibers, blending, carding, drawing, speed frame, ring frame, and cone winding. During 2020 and 2021, despite a difficult business climate created by the pandemic, spinning technology companies continue to innovate. Sustainability and circularity concepts are a new focus for the spinning industry as textile manufacturers look for creative ways to save textile waste from landfills. The desire to use recycled fiber in yarns is increasing and technologies need to be refined or created to handle such fiber in a cost-effective way while producing a high-quality product for downstream processing.

There are two aspects taking distinctive shapes in the growth of the spinning market: One is automation and the other is spinning of recycled fibers, which is abundantly available today. Automation is expected to grow exponentially, particularly in the Western countries where labor costs and labor availability are a huddle. China’s wages have started to rise on the east coast, which has ignited a hunger for automation. Following up this trend, many suppliers of spinning machinery producers are reinvesting in automation since their demand and market is huge. Despite a decline in overall textile machinery shipments, the appetite for interest and investment in new innovations from technology producers undiminished.

For instance, Toyota Industries has developed a rich line-up of spinning machinery to meet the varied needs of its customers, including high-speed ring spinning frames and roving frames. It is working on initiatives to combine the pursuit of great spinning performance to produce high-quality yarn, with reduced energy consumption into our product development. Toyota’s net sales of the Textile Machinery Segment from April to September 2021 totaled 30.3 billion yen, an increase of 12.5 billion yen, or 70% which is attributable primarily to an increase in sales of yarn quality measurement instruments.

At Rieter, the world’s leading supplier of systems for short-staple fiber spinning, a lot of research and development is currently underway to make MMF more sustainable, with recycling offering the greatest opportunity. The key to this is polyester with its large market share. In 2019 the share of recycled polyester reached 14%, mostly using plastic bottles as feedstock. Numerous innovative initiatives have the potential to accelerate the transition to a circular economy.

As population growth and prosperity increase, so does the consumption of fibers across the globe. While this holds true for all staple fibers, the use of man-made fibers such as cellulosic staple fibers and synthetic staple fibers is growing particularly quickly. The consumption of cellulosic staple fibers is expected to double to 10 million tons by 2030 while the consumption of synthetic staple fibers is expected to grow by 48% to 28 million tons compared to 2015.

Higher productivity. Better quality. Automatic optimization — the search for continuous improvement in the textile industry never ends for Truetzschler Spinning, which has presented its new state-of-the-art comber TCO 21. Its latest innovation explores fresh ways of optimizing combing performance. The TCO 21 is the latest milestone in its long history of driving progress for spinners around the globe. It leverages market-proven designs and technologies from Truetzschler to offer next-level performance and an expanded range of features that give its customers a decisive advantage over their competitors.

Autocoro 10 by Saurer demonstrates the ingenious networking of economy and sustainability in rotor spinning. Saurer has sold more than a million Autocoro spinning positions with individual drive technology to rotor-spinning mills all over the world. Automation – one of Autocoro’s recipes for success – has been further perfected in the new Autocoro 10. The automatic cleaning function of the Autocoro is perfected with its new Vacuum Trash Cleaner, which removes unwanted particles from the dirt channel during spinning. In this way, these rotor-spinning machines automatically stay cleaner when processing all raw materials. The manual interventions required by the operating personnel are reduced, and so are the personnel costs.

For the last over 4 years. A.T.E. Enterprises Private Limited of India and Savio Machine Tessli group from Italy have entered into a strategic partnership at parity position for sales & marketing of Automatic Winders, Two-For-One Twisters (TFO), Continuous Yarn Shrinking Machines, and OE Rotor Spinning Machines in India. Savio now operates worldwide in the production and marketing of automatic winders, two-for-one twisters, and rotor spinning frames with manufacturing plants in Italy, China, and India.

Marzoli of Italy is currently a market leader in the supply of spinning machines. The only manufacturer of complete machinery lines in Europe, it offers the latest-generation plant, electronic control, and management systems, making it possible to manage spinning processes at maximum yield. Synergies with the digital expertise of the Group and the most recent technology adopted — Cloud Computing, Smart sensors, Industrial Ethernet, Machine Learning, etc. — have allowed Marzoli to interpret the paradigms of Industry 4.0 and to develop YarNet and MRM for its customers, two platforms for the informed and optimized management of the entire spinning process. This added value makes Marzoli the perfect partner for success in the spinning world.

With a robust manufacturing base, and technology partnerships with key world leaders, A.T.E. Group, with its headquarters in Mumbai, offers the latest technology systems for blow rooms, cards, draw frames, combers, twisting machines, humidification systems, as well as a range of accessories and spinning machinery components. A.T.E. has developed 6 core technologies – textile spinning, industrial IoT, wastewater treatment, heat exchange, static and ink control, and print control and vision systems.

AUTHOR: Samuel Joseph