Executive Sales Director Tecnorama
Low liquid ratio focus of all dyeing machine suppliers
Italy-based Tecnorama designs and manufactures machinery for automatic dispensing of liquid and solid dyestuffs and chemicals for laboratory and bulk production, dissolving systems with automatic delivery for different users, and automation systems for laboratories and small batches. The dispensing machines with special robotised dyeing machines dye all textile materials like yarn, flock, fabrics, knitwear, and more. Executive sales director, Lorenzo Marsiglio chats about the latest in dyeing processes and his company's USP.
What is the global market size for dyeing machines? At what rate is it growing?
The global market size for dyeing machines cannot be easily detected. Regarding Tecnorama's production, it is notably an interesting and constant rate of growth in the last few years.
What are the latest developments in the dyeing machines industry and in dye management systems?
All the dyeing machine suppliers are directed to the further development of machines working with a low liquid ratio, which ensures an excellent dyeing result. We must be aware how it is necessary to safeguard and conserve a fundamental necessity like water. Tecnorama continuously develops new technologies and designs laboratory machines that respect low water consumption ensuring the reproducibility of the recipes with large bulk dyeing machines.
Which are your major markets for Dos&Dye machines? Where do you see the potential growing?
The main markets for Tecnorama remain the Middle and the Far East. The positive response of countries such as China, Taiwan, India, Bangladesh and Pakistan has allowed Tecnorama to increasingly be present on the market with new references for several years.
How quick and efficient is the dyeing process using conventional machines versus a robotic dyeing machine?
In addition to the advantages obtained by adopting a Tecnorama fully-automatic system like a reduction in the labour dedicated to sampling and the possibility of working during night or weekends, the definitive efficiency is offered by eliminating errors in dispensing and by a considerable reduction in the number of dyeing steps to get the exact recipe.
This is because the patented Tecnorama multi-pipette dispensing system guarantees an accuracy of ± 0,01cc and the dyeing machines follow all the phases of bulk dyeing cycles starting from the preparation up to the final operations, such as neutralisation and the various washing processes. All this increases laboratory productivity and raises the percentage of right-first-time between the recipes developed in laboratory and the same repeated in bulk. Consequently, the re-dyeing and bulk corrections are reduced resulting in both economic and energy savings.
What is your USP?
The complete reliability and the excellent quality of Tecnorama systems are internationally recognised by the best companies in the sector. Our machines use customised software developed by our company research and development centre, and it is precisely the internal skills that allow the company to obtain tailor-made solutions. Customers also really appreciate post-sales technical training that takes place both in their laboratories and at our company centres, where it is possible to carry out dyeing tests directly in the internal laboratory.
What are the current capacities you offer in Dosorama and Dyrama?
Dosorama dispensing machines are available in different models depending on the number of dyestuffs used. The number of bottles for solutions ranges from 72 to 436. All Dosorama models use the Tecnorama multi-pipette patented system, thereby completely eliminating a possible contamination that can happen using other systems. The absence of washing operations between one dispensing and the other ensures high productivity in the recipes dispensing.
Dosorama WS prepares the solutions automatically, starting from powder dyestuffs and handling the bottles, without any operator's manual intervention. With dyeing machines Tecnorama offers a wide range of capacities. Turbodye and Shakerama are used for samples from 10 to 20 grams.
Dyrama is available in three models: from 50 to 100 grams, from 100 to 200 and from 250 to 500 grams. The customer choice depends on the type of material, the loading capacity and the liquid ratio required.
Do your technologies require special inks and dyes?
Tecnorama systems are built to work with all the dyestuffs and chemicals used in the textile dyeing industry. The machines are made of steel and aluminium. All the parts in contact with dyestuffs, chemicals and dyeing batches are made of stainless steel 316.
Which are your bestselling machines and in which geographies?
Shakerama still remains the most requested machine by customers who produce knitwear because it can replicate the dyeing processes of Jet-Flow and Over-Flow bulk machines. Instead, our customers who produce yarns still really appreciate Turbodye to develop dyeing recipes (for samples up to 20 grams) and Dosorama (for small bobbins of 100, 200 and 500 grams).
The geographies remain the Middle and Far East although recently, several orders have been received from Italian, European and US customers show a growing interest from these regions.
Since Tecnorama's machines use high level of automation, what is the scope of error in dye recipes and in controlling volumes? How can issues be rectified?
Thanks to the high dispensing accuracy and the possibility to develop recipes respecting the same operations of the dyeing bulk process, it allows reaching a very high percentage of right-first-time, which cannot be absolutely achieved with traditional manual systems.
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