Under the brand Xetma Vollenweider two companies which have together more than 300 years of well-founded experience as well as profound knowledge in the area of dry mechanical finishing of textiles have joint their forces in the year 2000: Gematex Textilveredlungsmaschinen GmbH, Germany and Sam. Vollenweider AG, Switzerland.

• for more than 120 years the brand Xetma Vollenweider has been a symbol of highest quality, reliability and longevity in shearing world-wide 
• shearing of all kinds of woven, knitted and warp-knitted as well as non-wovens 
• Xetma Vollenweider Heavy Duty Shearing Units® for top performance and precision even with heavy materials with very dense pile 
• the accuracy of Xetma shearing systems at 0.02 mm is significantly higher than with comparable machines 
• best shearing results and maximum serviceable life due to unique design of the shearing units 
• greatest noise suppression due to special bearings of shearing cylinder and holding of ledger blade guarantees maximum running smoothness 
• shearing lines with up to 6 shearing heads for two sides shearing permit high shearing speeds

Beside the traditional pile/counter-pile procedures at the ratio 1:1 and the full felting procedure with only pile or counter-pile rollers, Xetma Vollenweider was the first manufacturer to develop raising technologies with different ratios of pile and counter-pile rollers. Depending on the number of raising rollers in the drum, pile/counter-pile ratios of 1:2, 1:3 or 1:4 are realized.
The higher the number of counter-pile rollers, the shorter and denser the raising pile turns out. This brings decisive advantages in the working of woven and knitted wears of which the base is to be intensively raised and made denser. The optimal ratio of raising rollers, specifically designed for the individual article, provides the user with higher production quantities at shorter running times.

• new kind of Rose-Petal Effects® with incomparably dense and very short pile by simultaneous application of brush sueding and emerizing rollers in one work cycle 
• combination of the advantages of emerizing and brush sueding for stronger effects with simultaneous negligible stress on the fabric structure 
• very even effects on very light woven fabrics of natural fibers and synthetic materials