Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Enhanced Resilio roll provides truly revolutionary squeezing power
Enhanced Resilio roll provides truly revolutionary squeezing power
22
Dec '10
Energy costs for de-watering and drying are among the most expensive overheads facing textile wet-processing firms. So a system which can halve these costs – and pay for itself within two months – has the potential to make a massive impact on overall profitability.

And these benefits are available now, thanks to a revolutionary further breakthrough in de-watering roll technology by Richard Hough Ltd (RHL) has announced the results of a two-year development programme, which has dramatically improved the efficiency of its Resilio roll, to the point where the latest version achieves twice the de-watering percentage of the conventional hard rubber rolls widely used in the industry.

Detailed technical enhancements to the Resilio's dual-layer construction have produced amazing gains in performance, according to RHL managing director Anthony Ashton: “As we carried out laboratory trials on the improved roll configuration, the result was so incredible that it could only be described as a revolutionary step forward,” he said. “With the new improvements, we were obtaining de-watering results that were double those of the traditional hard rubber roll. In layman's terms, we were now saving a cool 50% of our customers' energy costs!”

RHL, headquartered at Bolton, Lancashire, has a proud 200-year history of manufacturing de-watering rolls for the textile processing industry. The original Resilio roll concept, developed in 2008, was itself a major innovation, combining the best features of hard and soft elastomer coverings. The 'patent applied for' system is now installed in dozens of textile plants worldwide, where its de-watering claims are being justified daily under industrial conditions.

Before the invention of the Resilio, rubber-covered squeezing rolls had improved little over many years, apart from hardening of the elastomer cover from 85 to 97 on the Shore D scale of hardness between the 1970s and the 1990s, leading to a reduction in residual moisture of around 15%. Softer elastomer cover types had not proved successful for de-watering, as they caused nip widths to be increased, making it more difficult for the liquid to escape from the fabric. So the hard elastomer roll became the norm for de-watering and final squeeze nips prior to the dryers.

The Resilio changed everything, by combining the best features of hard and soft covering compounds to create a unique, dual-layer squeezing concept. A hard sub-layer acts as the narrow nip element while a soft top layer is pushed into the warp and weft interspaces of the fabric, where the water droplets tend to gather.

The result of applying this concept on the original Resilio roll provided “truly revolutionary squeezing power,” Mr Ashton says, “with average improvements of 30-40% being obtained on a regular basis with both knitted and woven cotton and synthetic fabrics.”

Translating this performance into savings for the user, RHL calculates that a typical, eight-compartment stenter frame will cost about €125,000 per year in energy for drying, so that savings of at least €30,000-40,000 per year are conservatively estimated for each processing line.


Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 25th Sep 2017

SVP Group to build $300 mn spinning plant in Sohar

ShriVallabh Pittie Industries (SVP) Group, a diversified yarn...

Apparel/Garments | On 25th Sep 2017

Vietnam textile sector to gain if EU FTA gets ratified

Experts feel the Vietnam-European Union (EU) free trade agreement...

Courtesy: Business Wire

Textiles | On 25th Sep 2017

Invista to use ADN technology at joint project in France

Invista, a leading producer of chemical intermediates, polymers, and...

Interviews View All

Karan Suratwala
Key Textile Accessories Private Limited

Chinese imports are destroying the supply chain

Yashiki Gumber
Sahiba Fabrics

Fabric does not restrict us from fashion trends

Manuj Terapanthi
Texaura

Transparent supply chain and fair trade will boost sustainable market

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo, Rotary Cutting Segment manager, Sandvik Hyperion discusses...

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 ...

Igor Chapurin
Chapurin

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

Nisha Chanda
Whistling Woods International School of Fashion

<div>A lack of upgraded courses in costume designing and fashion as per...

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

Among the many honours showered on Frater, including Fulbright and Ford...

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

September 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
Sustainability?

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

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
74.5%
No
12.8%
Skip
12.8%

Total Votes: 47

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

Yes No

Active Poll

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

Yes
61.7%
No
25.5%
Skip
12.8%

Total Votes: 47

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

Yes No

Active Poll

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

Yes
87.2%
No
6.4%
Skip
6.4%

Total Votes: 47

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

Active Poll

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

Yes
70.2%
No
10.6%
Skip
19.1%

Total Votes: 47


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