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NSC initiates creative inroads in textile production

PUBLISHED : Monday, 14 March, 2016, 5:48pm
UPDATED : Tuesday, 29 March, 2016, 5:18pm

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Working with a technology that is almost as old as mankind, N. Schlumberger (NSC fibre to yarn) stands at the vanguard of many textile machinery developments. Supporting the ever-evolving fibre-to-yarn industry, NSC is recognised worldwide for its technological mastery of complete long staple fibre processing lines.

The 200-year-old company designs industrial equipment for textiles of all types. Its 11 machine platforms, composed of more than 20,000 spare parts, process various high-end fabric applications, from clothing, knitwear, carpet and upholstery to technical textiles such as car and airplane seat coverings, and fibres used for protective gear. Thanks to its expertise and extensive knowledge, NSC continues to enhance its research and development (R&D) to elevate markets by advancing the textile manufacturing sector.

"We are always innovating and working on technological proposals to steadily improve the industry," says Etienne Leroi, general manager. "Even if we serve a niche market, we always cultivate new developments and dedicate at least 6 per cent of our turnover to R&D. Constant innovation has been one of the keys to N. Schlumberger's stability and success."

Creating individual and full production line machines based on customers' requirements, NSC provides value-added services that anticipate textile manufacturers' need for quality, safety, and sustainable and cost-effective solutions. A strong supplier of textile equipment and spare parts to China for decades, NSC is well-positioned to provide cutting-edge services for critical projects in emerging markets such as Vietnam, Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia.

As the demand for more reliable, productive and automated machines grows, NSC remains steadfast in sharing its know-how in Asia through local service platforms. It seeks to train and equip more operators who are using its durable and highly technical equipment in China.

"Customers are our top priority," Leroi says. "Our service is marked by the French quality seal, and clients, particularly in Southeast Asia, can benefit from our global presence within a very small market."


N. Schlumberger (NSC)