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Monforts’ new generation Eco-Applicator

New Eco-Applicator offering significant energy savings for a wide range of technical textile applications from A. Monforts Textilmaschinen will debut in June 2013 at the Techtextil exhibition, Frankfurt.

28th May 2013

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Monchengladbach

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New Eco-Applicator offering significant energy savings for a wide range of technical textile applications from A. Monforts Textilmaschinen will debut in June 2013 at the Techtextil exhibition, Frankfurt.

A. Monforts Textilmaschinen will be introducing its latest second generation Eco Applicator system, designed for the application of liquors or functional chemicals and used for a wide range of technical textiles, complying with the VDMA’s Blue Competence sustainability initiative.

The Eco-Applicator soft coating process helps to save energy with reduced liquor for a wide range of applications such as felt finishes, coated materials and medical textiles including nano coating, water and insect repellency, softeners, and flame retardancy.

It has been designed to:

  • apply a liquor to one side of the fabric;
  • to apply a liquor to both sides of the fabric;
  • to apply different liquors to either side of the fabric;
  • or to apply two different liquors consecutively to a single side of the fabric.

The system is also suitable for finishing narrow fabrics such as bands and ribbons.

According to technical textiles specialist Jürgen Hanel at Monforts, the Eco Applicator has become even more multifunctional and multipurpose with the lowest energy input for consecutive drying, due to its minimal liquor application.

Montex 8000 stenter

Also on display will be the latest Twin Therm chamber of the Montex 8000 stenter, designed with a number of features and options that are particularly suited for nonwoven and technical textiles applications.

These include a heat recovery module incorporating a fully automatic cleaning system for its integrated heat recovery system; new rotating disc type ‘fluff-sieves’ and a vacuum system for efficient cleaning; and two parallel integrated exhaust ducts in each chamber.

New heat recovery module

A new heat recovery module ‘Eco booster HRC’ with a fully automatic cleaning system is introduced, replacing the earlier modules, manually cleaned, tubes system.

Featuring a ‘honeycombed’ design the new system cleans itself fully automatically during machine operation and ensures continuous uninterrupted high availability.

Twin Therm system

Designed for special coating processes and technical and non-woven applications, a new Twin Therm system allows different finishing temperatures in both the upper and lower nozzle systems.

This is ideal for applications such as automobile carpets where different temperatures are required on both sides of the product.

Integrated twin exhaust channel

Especially for technical textiles, a new parallel, integrated, twin exhaust channel arrangement is available also for alternate chamber arrangements to offer a staggered ‘counter type’ operation.   

Monforts technologists from the company’s Techtex Division will be in attendance throughout the exhibition offering detailed advice on all aspects of technical textiles coating, finishing, laminating and pre-condensation.

www.monforts.com

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