Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Monforts ECO Applicator finds new applications
Monforts ECO Applicator finds new applications
29
Oct '13
Textile manufacturers continue to find new applications for the Monforts ECO Applicator as a highly economic alternative for precisely adding a wide range of functional finishing chemicals and treatments to their products, according to Monforts Head of Technology Division, Peter Tolksdorf.

It’s the flexibility and precision of this new technology which is opening up so many possibilities, since manufacturers have the option of treating either side of a material at any stage in the manufacturing run, or both – allowing two treatments to be added simultaneously and all other variants.

“The obvious example of what is immediately possible is the combination of a hydrophobic, water repelling surface with hydrophilic, moisture absorbing reverse side, in a single material,” explains Peter Tolksdorf, Head of Technology Department.

“These materials are proving extremely popular in sportswear, for example, and the ECO Applicator allows tremendous savings to be made in respect of the energy in the subsequent drying process.”

In addition, textiles for sportswear are often subsequently laminated to other materials such as performance films, he adds, but if fully coated with fluorcarbons can prove difficult for processors.

“If you’re able to just treat one side of the material, the subsequent lamination is much more effective, or as an alternative, the already-laminated material can be treated, depending on requirements.”

The ECO Applicator found initial success in the denim industry, where it is positioned in front of the stenter to work in combination with the traditional padder, or even as an alternative to it, in wet on wet applications for applying chemicals such as functional softeners, fluorcarbons to provide water and oil resistance and also in some applications pigments, for one-side dyeing.

Another popular application is as an Eco Applicator in front of a Monfortex shrinkage machine, where it makes the application of low viscose liquors possible. Such a configuration avoids problems with precipitations and blocked tubes and pipes due to insufficient cleaning.

Another interesting area in wet-in-wet applications is in the production of terry towels where an additional liquor treatment can be applied to the fabric in very low quantities in order to eliminate an entire drying stage, with subsequent savings in energy.

“This additional add-on is very reproducible, with the precise amount electronically controlled,” Mr Tolksdorf explained.

In a further example of added efficiency, a mattress manufacturer in Portugal is now employing the ECO Applicator to apply, for example, antimicrobial products instead of a conventional padder.

“The ECO Applicator requires just 50% of the pick-up previously needed, with a resulting 50% savings in energy in the subsequent drying process, while doubling treated throughput capacity,” said Peter, “and it’s even been possible to very economically apply flame retardant treatments in this way.”

Monforts

Must ReadView All

Apparel/Garments | On 27th Feb 2017

Myanmar sets up new committee to revise minimum wage

The Government of Myanmar has set up a new committee, replacing an...

Textiles | On 27th Feb 2017

Textile industry can boost South African economy: Minister

The textile industry is one of the most strategic platforms through...

Textiles | On 27th Feb 2017

KBR bags LBED revamp contract for LG Chem's ethylene plant

KBR, Inc has bagged a technology licensing and basic engineering...

Interviews View All

Marazban F Velati
Sutlej Textiles & Industries limited

No training can be effective till the candidate believes in it.

Sachin Sharma
Gem Enviro Management Pvt Ltd

There are no significant differences between virgin yarn and PET recycled...

Veronique Lee
Modavanti

‘Sustainable fashion is trending upwards, slowly but surely, as people...

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

Kerem Durdag, CEO, Biovation II LLC, provides an insight into future...

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

Urs Stalder, CEO, Sanitized AG, talks about the increasing use of hygiene...

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen, Senior Scientist - Nonwoven and Technical Textiles of...

Pranav Mishra
Huemn

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

Igor Chapurin
Chapurin

"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...

Robert Brunner
Devereux

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

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