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Combining against contamination

Integrated yarn solution bundles yarn defect detection at the opening stages of production with refinement at winding.

11th March 2021

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Wetzikon, Switzerland


A strategic collaboration targeted at further improving yarn quality and productivity for spinning mills has been formed by Loepfe Brothers, of Wetzikon, Switzerland, and Loptex, based in Montano Lucino in Como, Italy.

Both companies have a long track record of supporting spinning industry customers with technology to improve their performance and profitability and this new collaboration brings Loepfe’s YarnMaster Prisma and YarnMaster Zenit+ yarn clearers together with Loptex Exa and Centra sorters for a complete solution to be supplied by Loepfe.

This integrated solution combines the advantages of eliminating contamination at the opening stages of production with additional refinement of the yarn further down the line at the winding stage. The net result for spinning mills is production of the highest quality yarns while generating less waste, greater machine efficiency and less energy consumption.

“We welcome this collaboration which harnesses the strengths of both the Loptex and Loepfe products for our customers,” said Loptex CEO Renato Gerletti. “There are many synergies between the approaches of our two companies, not least of these being our dedication to using leading edge technology to deliver great results for spinning mills everywhere.”

“Next to our in-house R&D commitments, this is a complementary partnership that puts customer needs first and will deliver a vital combination of top quality and greater productivity to textile mills,” added Loepfe CEO Dr Ralph Mennicke. “As the industry emerges from one of the most difficult trading periods in living memory, we continue to be committed to rolling out new and innovative solutions over the months and years to come.”

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