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Altun opts for Orthopac RVMC-15s

Latest mSmart concept provides historical data which helps to improve the production processes.

9th May 2022

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Saal. Germany


Altun Tekstil, a leading Turkish manufacturer of home textiles and upholstery fabrics, has ordered a further five of the latest Orthopac RVMC-15 weft straighteners from Mahlo.

The role of the machines in the industrial plant of the growing family business in Bursa is to deliver perfectly straight fabric in all process stages.

Founded in 1993, Altun exports its fabrics to more than 60 countries and its operations include the production of textured yarns, weaving and raschel knitting, as well as dyeing and finishing. While the focus is on tulle curtains and upholstery, the company’s fabric range also encompasses a wide variety of fabrics for apparel.

Altun has big goals for the future and does not shy away from investments to achieve them.

“In 2022, we will reintegrate a spinning mill for synthetic filaments from chips into our upholstery fabric weaving mill, as well as a dyehouse for knitted and woven fabrics,” said company owner Murat Altun. “In the longer term, we plan to bring all our operations together in a single facility of 350,000 square metres, to employ approximately 10,000 people. Our goal is to do everything with our own operations.”

Altun Tekstil has installed a total of 10 Orthopac RVMC-15 weft straighteners for its two plants since 2016.

“From the beginning, we have worked with Mahlo and its agent in Turkey, Masters,” said Altun plant manager Mehmet Mor. “The excellent service provided via the local Mahlo service station is extremely satisfying.”

Mahlo’s latest Orthopac RVMC-15 weft straightener interacts and communicates with all production lines via the new mSmart concept, and also provides historical data which helps to improve the production processes.

“With the Mahlo Orthopac RVMC-15, Altun is able to achieve the lowest possible residual distortion values at the highest speeds, which results in a very economic process,” said Mahlo’s sales manager Adnan Andac. “Our newly developed controller based on AI is showing its superiority especially during straightening processes for fabrics with complex structures and special material composites.”

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