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Geratex showing unique fabric processing machine at ITMA
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Nov '15
At ITMA 2015, India based Geratex Machinery Pvt Ltd is presenting an innovative and sustainable textile fabric processing machine to process fabrics, whether mercerising, bleaching, desizing or washing in hall 3, stand F-124.

According to a Geratex press release, using Ultra Sonic technology on industrial size washing machines, the Geratex fabric processing machine offers higher efficiency in terms of chemicals and water consumption; energy usage and also space.

“The Ultra Sonic technology can even be retrofitted into existing fabric processing machines to achieve comprehensive savings,” the company added in the press release.

The machine helps save around 20-30 per cent of chemicals, 25-35 per cent of water and 30-35 per cent energy with the biggest advantage accruing from its compact size and helping save space up to 60 per cent.

The Ultra Sonic waves accelerate the water molecules in the bath, which move practically at the speed of sound or several thousand times in a second.

“These create a turbulent effect in the machine and achieve the whole process in half the time taken by existing technologies,” Geratex informed.

While desizing, the technology completely does away with wetting agents and the amount of chemicals used is lessened by 30 per cent, leading to considerable reduction in volume of water consumed.

While conventional technology scores between 4 and 6 points after desize washing on the Tegewa scale of 1-10, a measurement tool to calculate the efficiency of washing, the machine achieves between 7 and 8 points.

The technology consumes 30 per cent less chemicals while bleaching fabrics and delivers the desired bleaching effect in 50 per cent of time as against conventional machines, with results being equally good for post-dyeing washing also.

In case of mercerising of fabrics, while conventional technologies consume 300-320 gms per litres of caustic soda, the Ultra Sonic technology uses just 200-220 grams per litres, while delivering equivalent results.

Water is heated to a temperature of 95 degree centigrade before washing in existing technologies, while the water needs to be heated up to just 65 degree centigrade, which results in high energy savings in case of the Geratex technology.

Also, when treating functional fabrics with anti-bacterial or flame-resistant properties, due to the turbulent effect, chemicals penetrate deeper in to the fabric, which helps the fabric retain the functionalities longer.

Geratex further added that despite, being a new technology, cost of installing the technology will be down by 40 per cent when compared with conventional fabric washers.

“This is because the cost of the new technology is lower, requires smaller related ancillaries like boilers, electrical power, etc and finally uses very less space,” it explained. (AR)

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