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Werner Mathis to present new technology at ITMA 2015

The manufacturer will be displaying its products from the dyeing manufacturing division.

23rd September 2015

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Oberhasli


Werner Mathis AG, a Switzerland based manufacturer of dyeing machines and production systems, as well as coating machines, will be exhibiting at the upcoming ITMA 2015 exhibition for textile machinery that takes place from 12-19 November in Milan.

The manufacturer will be displaying its products from the dyeing manufacturing division. Products from the renowned LABOMAT range, steamers, a complex Continuous Ribbon Dyeing and Finishing Installation, a continuous lab coating range, as well as the successful SMART LIQUOR for the spectrophotometric analysis of the dyebath and different test equipment will be on display.

Novel system

The company will present SmartScan, a scanner-based instrument, which is designed to accurately and reproducibly measure colour fastness values, such as fastness to washing, to water, to rubbing, etc. Since it is a digital system, its values are objective and independent of the user – unlike subjective measurements of fastness values under a light booth, the company reports.

An instrument can grade colour changes and colour staining of any fastness test equivalent to ISO 105-A04 and A05. Optionally, it is also possible to evaluate light fastness tests according to the 8-step blue wool standard (ISO 105-B02), according to the manufacturer.

SmartScan is a test method accredited according to ISO 17025 as equivalent to a spectrophotometric evaluation. It may also be used to assess the colour differences of each individual colour in multi-coloured prints.

Mathis AG

Dyeing machinery produced by the Swiss manufacturer has been used by dyeing laboratories since 1968. The company also manufactures production systems for dyeing textile ribbons, whilst its second production division develops and manufactures machines and systems for coating a wide range of materials.

A workforce of 60 is currently employed at the company's headquarters in Oberhasli. For the past 25 years Mathis AG has also run a production facility in Brazil, which serves the South American market. A workforce of around 60 employees is also employed in this project.

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