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Why Is The Global Water Jet Looms Market Growing?
Jul 13, 2018

The trend of eliminating water jet loom in Zhejiang has been intensified since last year, and this year's control 

measures have not been lifted. First, Jiaxing, followed by Wujiang. On July 7th, Shengze Waterjet Weaving 

Factory was also attacked by “night attack”. It was reported that if the water spray weaving factory was illegally 

turned on, once it was found, it would be ordered to stop production. 15 days, and 5% of the looms are cut on 

the basis of the current number of machines in the company.

According to market observations, by the year 2019, the national 1/4 water jet loom will be eliminated.

This means that from 2017 to 2019, only Wujiang and Jiaxing have planned to ban 114,000 water jet loom. 

According to the daily output of a water jet loom of more than 300 meters and the average operating rate of 

80%, the preliminary elimination rate of filament fabric capacity is estimated to be about 10 billion meters.

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For the textile machine market

In the latest ITMSS data released in June this year, the total trading volume of international textile machinery 

continued to rise in 2017, with the domestic water jet loom increasing by 37.5% year-on-year and the export 

growth of 73.16%.

In terms of the main trading destinations of various shuttleless looms (jet, water jet, rapier and gripper) in 2017, 

it is still Asia, accounting for 91% of the world's total trading volume, of which 48% is water jet loom. 31% are 

rapier/film shuttle looms and 28% are air jet looms. Among the shuttleless looms shipped to Europe and North 

America, rapier and projectile weaving machines accounted for 65% and 37%, respectively, and water jet and 

air jet loom accounted for 2% and 25%, respectively.

The specific reasons for this are:

The transformation and upgrading of old machines and the high-grade development of fabric varieties will drive 

the growth of high-speed rapier looms;

2. The elimination of old machines and the development of fabric varieties to thin and thick ends, driving the 

water jet loom to achieve growth;

3. The replacement of backward models, the high-end and diversification of fabric varieties, the strengthening 

of national environmental protection policies, and the continued growth in demand for industrial textiles have 

led to a significant increase in air-jet looms.


As the financial policies of the major international textile machinery import markets have stabilized, the demand for 

ordinary rapier looms in major international import markets has declined, resulting in a decrease in the export of 

ordinary rapier looms. In terms of imports, imports are mainly from Belgium, Italy, and Germany, with Italy's imports 

increasing by a large margin. It should be noted that the high-grade fabric varieties and the insufficient production 

capacity of domestic high-speed rapier looms have led to an increase in the number of high-speed rapier looms.

In the international market, demand for weaving machinery remained high in India, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Vietnam 

and Pakistan, driven by the trend of China's textile and garment industry continuing to shift to Southeast Asia. 

However, after high-speed output in the past two years, rapier looms The demand for water jet loom will be stable.

Overall, the weaving machinery industry will continue to operate smoothly in 2018, and the quality will be better.

The impact of Sino-US trade friction on the textile machinery market

Judging from the Sino-US trade war that is officially kicking off, most textile machinery products have also been 

removed from 1,102 tax-increasing products, which seems to have no impact on China's textile machinery industry.

However, taking Wangtai Town of Qingdao as an example, the technology of most of the water jet loom in the area 

originated from Europe, America and Japan. The early technology was to import the advanced water jet loom as a 

prototype, disassemble the whole machine, and then pick up the parts. Research imitation, and ultimately produce 

models from their own.

This machine, the initial performance basically catches up with the level of Japan or Germany, but there is still a 

gap between the life and precision of materials and accessories, so the key parts are still imported according to 

customer requirements.

The development of high-end water jet loom is an inevitable trend

The development history of high-end water jet loom is inevitable. However, this development requires not only 

economic benefits or process technology, but also industry norms and advanced standards.

At present, most of the water spray machines on the market are old water spray machines for more than 10 years. 

The models are mainly 190, and there are many small workshops. Most of them are 1-2 yuan low-end varieties. 

It can be said that disorderly competition and The environmental closure is making the domestic water jet loom 

industry experience the process of changing birds.

A large part of the number of domestically produced water jet looms sold in the past 17 years came from the 

equipment renewal of filament weaving companies. The long-term, growing demand for fiber and the huge market 

for chemical fiber fabrics have determined the market for loom machines that are most suitable for weaving chemical 

fiber filament fabrics.


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