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Denim finishing from Monforts at ShanghaiTex

The new ThermoStretch skewing unit from Monforts offers new and improved features for eco-friendly denim finishing.

19th September 2017

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Mönchengladbach

Clothing/​Footwear, Sustainable

Monforts will be placing special emphasis on its latest denim finishing technologies, including the innovative ThermoStretch skewing unit, at ShanghaiTex, which will take place from 27-30 November. Denim technologists will be at the exhibition to offer detailed advice to visitors on the latest denim finishing processes.

The new ThermoStretch skewing unit from Monforts offers new and improved features for eco-friendly denim finishing, avoiding the excessive use of ‘expensive to generate’ steam that was previously necessary for the cylinder dryers; thereby replacing the need for steam-operated cylinder dryers, the manufacturer explains.

It is also said to provide a much gentler treatment of the denim fabric during stretching than was previously achievable together with an optimised fabric hand. The ThermoStretch unit also continues to be available as a ‘long stretch’ unit but without heating properties for the fabric.

ThermoStretch unit

“Monforts has in depth ‘knowhow’ in high speed processing ranges for denim finishing with the ‘double rubber’ twin compressive shrinking unit working in tandem for working speeds even above 80 metres / minute,” the company says.

“The larger fabric content of the ThermoStretch unit in combination with the ‘double rubber’ twin compressive shrinking unit ensures minimum residual shrinkage values and highest production speeds that could not be achieved before.”

The new ThermoStretch skewing unit from Monforts offers new and improved features for Eco friendly denim finishing. Illustrated a complete Eco denim line in Mexico – the first to use the technology for finishing denim fabrics of up to 300 g/sqm. © A. Monforts Textilmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG

According to the manufacturer, for the denim industry, this concept can make a significant contribution to higher productivity and lower energy consumption.

texCoat coating processes

At the event, Monforts will also highlight its texCoat coating processes and finishing of technical textiles, especially airbag materials. Monforts can offer completely integrated coating lines from a single source with the coating machine tailored to the subsequent Monforts drying technology.

The Monforts system is said to have the shortest fabric path from the coating unit into the stenter and it offers all variations of coating application systems, such as knife over air, knife over roller, magnetic knife or printing head. All of these options are also available in wider widths, with the engineering from a single source.

Special equipment for heat recovery and innovative exhaust air cleaning will also be on display.

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