Lakshmi Cotysn opts for Bruckner thermosol dyeing technology
Continuous Dyeing Range POWER-COLORTHERM installed at Shri Lakshmi Cotsyn Ltd
Shri Lakshmi Cotsyn, a rapidly expanding producer of home textiles, bed linen and garments decided in August 2007 to invest in the field of thermosol dyeing. To meet the highest quality requirements for uniform and reproducible dyeing results, Shri Lakshmi decided for the innovative and pioneering concept of Brückner Textile Technologies.
Established in August, 1998, as Galaxy Indo- Fab Ltd., now Shri Lakshmi Cotsyn Limited is a brand name, manufacturing and processing a very wide range of fabrics. The company was set up to process 100% cotton and blended fabrics with an installed capacity of 60 lac meters per annum, which has enhanced to a figure of 24 million meters per annum today, in a time span of a decade.
Beside cotton and blended fabrics, the company has diversified its product range into the arena of Embroidery, Quilting, Fusible interlining, defence and army products like camouflage fabric uniforms and bulletproof jackets as well as technical textiles, 6 million meters per annum.
Backed by a highly professional and skilled work force of more than three thousand workers, technicians and staff, the company sincerely believes in providing satisfaction to each and every customer, giving the latter the uncompromisingly best quality in products and services. The annual turnover of the company is approximately US$ 250 million, while its total assets are approximately US$ 125 mil-lion.
Shri Lakshmi's high-quality products for home textiles, bed linen, garments and army fabric are being dyed for half a year now on a Brückner thermosol dyeing range with highest product quality and reproducibility. All known continuous dyeing processes for CEL and PES/CEL are possible on this universal range.
Shri Lakshmi uses currently with preference the ECO-STEAM process developed jointly by Brückner and the former Hoechst AG / Germany. This is an energy saving, environmentally compatible drying and heat-setting process with reactive dyes on CEL on the hotflue range without pad-steam process.
Shri Lakshmi decided in favour of the innovative Brückner concept to be able to meet the ever increasing quality requirements regarding uniformity of dyeing with respect to tailing and listing and reproducibility. These requirements regarding the highest production reliability are easily met by Brückner's POWER-INFRATHERM and POWER-COLORTHERM concept which is based on total symmetry.
The immediate readiness for production is achieved in the POWER-INFRATHERM IR-dryer via the metal fibre material of the radiators which have a low mass. The heating-up period is about 5 - 8 seconds. This ensures the required surface temperature of 900° C in the radiation dryer right from the beginning of each dye batch in order to guarantee a homogeneous dye quality. The radiator segments are shaped as a parallelogram to ensure an optimum radiation coverage during the drying process. This prevents the formation of stripes even for the lightest fabrics.