Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / UK's Camira Fabrics sets up state-of-the-art dyehouse
UK's Camira Fabrics sets up state-of-the-art dyehouse
02
Apr '12
Camira Fabrics, the UK-based manufacturer of environmentally sensitive fabrics, has set up a state-of-the-art dyehouse in collaboration with Holmfirth Dyers, its partner for textile dyeing and finishing.

The two textile firms have together invested £2 million to set up Park Valley Dyers in Lockwood, the first such dyehouse to be built in the UK in the last two decades.

According to Camira, the new dyehouse has been set up especially for the firm's Holdsworth-branded transport fabrics.

Camera said the new plant provides flexibility of dye batches from a single 2 kg yarn cone to up to 2 tons, while maintaining consistent colour and quality.

The new dyehouse, which has a capacity to handle 50 tons of material a week, has already delivered first batch of fabrics. It has resulted in creation of five employment opportunities and more jobs are expected as production increases.

The new plant has empowered Camira to take direct control of the yarn dyeing operation and the company expects that the new plant will enable it to improve its responsiveness to customers and quicken the process from initial sampling to bulk production.

The state-of-the-art dyehouse is equipped with a laboratory with the latest technology to ensure fabrics do not lose their colour when exposed to light and heavy use.

Instead of the usual infra-red drying, the new plant uses a warm air drying process, which gives a softer finish to the fabric.

The accuracy of dye recipes is ensured by computer controlled process technology.

Among its environment-friendly features, the plant has a “100 percent dye exhaustion” to ensure discharge of clean water to the sewer after use. Besides, an energy-efficient hot water boiler has been installed, which is backed by hot water recovery for use in later dye batches.

The new plant will help Camira Fabrics to supply premium quality fabrics to use as seat covers on trains and buses for its customers such as the Paris Metro, the London Underground, First Group and Transport for London.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 20th Feb 2017

UK textile & apparel exports up 7.05% in 2016: UKFT

The exports of apparel and textiles from the UK have increased by...

Textiles | On 20th Feb 2017

Himatsingka Seide incorporates subsidiary in Europe

Himatsingka Seide Ltd, one of the largest producers of home textiles...

Courtesy: Green Initiatives

Apparel/Garments | On 20th Feb 2017

Green Initiatives launches Re:Form to end textile waste

Green Initiatives, a non-government institution, has launched...

Interviews View All

Kamlesh Vaghela
RK Textiles

Very few machinery manufacturers have R&D units

Krishnanand Tripathi
Textrade International Ltd

We believe in vocational education for entry-level employees, offering...

Asim Dalal
Indo Count Retail Ventures

Today, there is no other emerging market as India, "we make in India and...

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Eric Scholler
Groz-Beckert

The Indian market has huge potential in technical textiles, and by far,...

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

Bridal couture created with rich Indian heritage, exquisite craftsmanship...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao
Nayaab

Nayaab, an exhibition meant to celebrate Indian weaves, is in its second...

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH
February 2017

February 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


eNEWS
Insights
Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search