Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Tinatex orders 8th dyeing machine from Thies
Tinatex orders 8th dyeing machine from Thies
Apr '13
Thies iMaster H2O dyeing units provide the key to reducing water consumption from more than 200 litres/kg to 50 litres/kg whilst increasing production capacity from 80 t to more than 460 t in less than 12 years; to make Tintatex Colombia’s leading commission dyer – as it orders its 8th iMaster H2O.                       

Since its formation in 2005, Colombia’s leading commission dye house, Tintatex SA has reduced its water consumption from 200 litres/kg to 50 litres/kg – whilst increasing its production capacity from 80 t to more than 460 t; relying on new dyeing equipment from Thies including eight iMaster H2O’s.

The newly formed company initially relied on an old second hand Chinese dyeing unit producing 80 t/month.

By 2006, with a restricted cash flow, the company was to purchase two new Chinese 150 kg capacity units.

“Whilst we were able to increase our production further with the new units they required long process times, high production costs and had high liquor ratios; nevertheless production was increased to 120 t – but at a cost.”

Within 12 months however, and based on his previous experience with Thies, Tintatex  General Manager, Jairo Ernesto Correa Sanchez had ordered two 250 kg, twin chamber, Luft Roto Plus dyeing units.

“With the market place changing towards polyester and synthetic fabrics, the improvements were instant with shorter process times and reduced liquor ratios.

The Chinese models were considerably slower,” said Jairo Correa.

“Production increased to180 t/month and water consumption was reduced to 200 litres, unfortunately energy costs were still too high,” he added.

In 2009 however, everything changed with the delivery of two 250 kg capacity, Thies Eco Masters; replacing the original Chinese unit.

According to Jairo Corrrea, production costs were dramatically reduced with lower energy consumption, less steam and reduced chemicals. Water consumption was reduced to 120 litres/kg and production increased to 250 t/month.

In 2011 the company had ordered its first two, newly introduced, iMaster H2O dyeing units and, on delivery, Jairo Correa promptly ordered another two units.

Since then, Tintatex has ordered a further two 250 kg capacity units for delivery in February 2013 and, with another two 100 kg capacity units on order, both Chinese models will be resold; making Tintatex a 100% Thies dyehouse.

Water consumption has been dramatically reduced to 50 litres/kg and production capacity is expected to reach 460 t/month.

The significant reduction of water consumption together with a decrease in the consumption of chemicals, dyestuff and energy has been an added focus for the iMaster H2O.

“In practise it is possible to work comfortably with a liquor ratio of 1:4 or less,” said local dealer, Arjar’s, José Mario Rodriguez.

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 21st Jul 2017

CAI revises 2016-17 cotton crop to 337.25 lakh bales

Cotton Association of India (CAI) has upwardly revised cotton crop...

Textiles | On 21st Jul 2017

GST hits carpet industry, 5,000 units may shut down: CEPC

The handmade carpet industry has been affected badly following the...

Textiles | On 21st Jul 2017

Indonesia’s textile exports grow by small percentage

A small 0.62 per cent year-on-year (y/y) growth has been observed in...

Interviews View All

Neel Sawhney
One Friday

‘The share of kidswear segment in the online sector is still small in...

Karan Toshniwal
Orange O Tec

Contemporary industry is paying more and more attention to the...

Dinaz Madhukar
DLF Emporio and DLF Promenade

‘Each event and promotion is planned out keeping in mind the business of...

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Suresh Patel
Sidwin Fabric

Sidwin Fabric is a manufacturer and exporter of polypropylene textiles and ...

Robert Brunner

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

Prathyusha Garimella
Prathyusha Garimella

Hyderabad-based designer <b>Prathyusha Garimella</b> is known for blending ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies


July 2017

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

news category

Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search