Slitting Machine Development History

The slitting machine is a prepressing and postpressing machine that cuts a large roll of paper, film, non-woven fabric, aluminum foil, mica tape and other thin materials into small rolls of different widths, which are commonly used in papermaking machinery and printing and packaging machinery.

In the past, the speed of the magnetic powder clutch of the slitting machine could not be high, because it would easily cause high-speed friction of the magnetic powder during operation, generate high temperature, shorten its life, and it would be stuck in serious cases, which would hinder the operation of the machine and bring serious consequences to the production.

Heavy impact on production efficiency. Now it is controlled by double-conversion motor, so that the magnetic powder friction is controlled to a certain value by the variable frequency motor control when the diameter of the winding material becomes larger. There is no high temperature.

Suntech is one of the leading designers & manufacturers on textile machines for weaving & finishing units, especially for Fabric Make-up Machines and Material Storage & Handling Equipments. Over 45 years experience, Suntech now has its brand office in Hong Kong and two factories in Ningbo city, Zhejiang. In year 2018, Suntech becomes a member of Zhejiang Strength Machinery Group,which is located in Hangzhou city, Zhejiang.

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The Textile Firm Making Polyester Desirable

An anonymous white factory building on a country lane in rural Japan seems a world away from the glamorous fashion houses of Europe.

Yet while the modest home of Japanese company Daiichi Orimono is indeed thousands of miles from France and Italy, representatives from the likes of Louis Vuitton and Gucci are regular and enthusiastic visitors.

This is because inside the facility 100 textile looms drum noisily, weaving unique – and much in demand – synthetic fabrics that look and feel like cotton and linen.

Polyester and nylon may have a bad historic reputation for producing cheap and uncomfortable clothes, but such is the quality of Daiichi Orimono’s textiles that they are now extensively used by many of the world’s most expensive fashion brands.

From the coats of Italy’s Moncler, to the sleek jackets of Prada and Celine, much of the fabric is made in Daiichi Orimono’s factory in Fukui prefecture, on the northern coast of Japan’s main island, Honshu.

But how did a small 70-year-old Japanese company that started out making sails reinvent itself as a key supplier to many of the world’s most coveted luxury fashion brands? And how did it become a business with annual sales of 23bn yen ($210m; £148m) despite still only employing 60 people?

It is a success story based on acute attention to detail, Japanese “omotenashi” or hospitality, and a rather driven and determined boss.

Daiichi Orimono’s chief executive Ryuji Yoshioka took over the reigns of the company from his father 35 years ago, when it was just a humble sports fabric manufacturer.

In the early 1990s he built the then new factory in Fukui, a region of Japan famous for its synthetic fabric manufacturing, and invested heavily in first class loom machinery.

Mr Yoshioka’s timing could not have been worse.

“As soon as we built the factory the [economic] bubble burst, and we lost clients [in Japan],” he says. “I had to be courageous because I had a great responsibility to feed my employees.”

Mr Yoshioka knew the company would fail if it relied upon the fickle Japanese market, so there was only one thing to do – he needed to attract overseas buyers.

“Back then there was no one who could speak foreign languages in the company, and no employees who were good at international sales, and so as the head of the company I had to go by myself,” he says.

“It was very stressful, but the responsibility and the sense of duty drove me forward.”

He started by targeting South Korea and Italy because those countries didn’t have a negative impression of synthetic materials.

At the time no other Japanese textile manufacturers were looking to sell overseas, and the industries that did export their merchandise used trading companies.

Mr Yoshioka decided that he’d cut out the middle man and try to sell direct to clients. He said this was vital so that he could properly explain about the fabrics his company could make.

So embracing omotenashi he decided to take potential clients out for dinner.

“I love delicious food, there’s nothing I cannot eat, and I love to drink, and anywhere I go I wouldn’t stop drinking before the client did.”

Soon Daiichi Orimono started to win overseas orders, and it hasn’t looked back.

Today, 70% of the company’s sales are to overseas customers – 30% to Europe, 30% to Asia, and 10% to North America. Its fabric is delivered to customers on giant rolls.

But what exactly makes Daiichi Orimono’s synthetic fabrics so special? There are numerous factors including the fact that its polyester and nylon is more densely woven than any others on the market.

Also vital is Japanese attention to detail and quality control, with Daiichi Orimono employees checking the yarns by hand and eye to make sure that the tensions and weaves are entirely correct.

Mr Yoshioka says he remembers very clearly the first day that Louis Vuitton and Moncler put in bulk orders.

“It was so surprising that I visited their companies and asked – is this really the fabric you want to use?

“I remember thinking repeatedly – do they think they are talking to a CEO of a different company?”

But the two fashion houses knew exactly who they were taking to.

While Daiichi Orimono currently does all its deals face to face, Mr Yoshioka says that in the future it is inevitable that the company will move into ecommerce, and so it is revamping its website.