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ACIMIT Foundation Honors Students

The Milan-based Italian Association of Textile Machinery Manufacturers (ACIMIT) Foundation recently honored 30 students from Italian textile technology colleges by awarding them grants for research related to spinning, knitting and finishing machinery.

During an awards ceremony at ACIMIT Foundation headquarters, Angelo Vanali, ACIMIT past president; and Federico Pellegata, ACIMIT director, presented nine grants worth 800 euros each for research conducted by 24 students from five colleges located in Bergamo, Biella, Como, Prato and Varese. The foundation also presented five special-mention half-prizes valued at 400 euros each to six students for their research studies.

In addition to providing research grants to students, the ACIMIT Foundation supports textile colleges and institutions by making available publications presenting Italian textile manufacturing technology. Such publications include textbooks covering wool and cotton spinning, man-made fibers, weaving, knitting and finishing technologies. These books have been translated into English for distribution on CD-ROM, as well as into Chinese.

July 2004