“India’s Premier Fine Linens increases
quality with Monforts debut
India’s leading producer of
fine-quality cotton textiles, Premier Fine Linens, is investing
in its first Monforts installation to better control the quality
of its output.
Premier Fine Linens, India’s leading producer of 100% fine
cotton bed and table linen, is investing in a new Monforts
Monfortex Sanforiser 8000 and a Thermex E-Control to enhance
even further the quality and innovative potential of its
The company is part of the Premier Group, one of India’s
oldest and largest textiles producers and, although other
divisions are long-time users of Monforts technology, this is
the first Monforts installation for the Fine Linens division.
Mr R Mathiyazhag, Vice President for Premier Fine Linens.
The machines are being installed at the Fine Linens mill in
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. They will handle widths of 3200 mm and
typically be handling weights of between 125 and 250 g/m²,
although heavier fabrics of up to 450 g/m² can also be handled.
Monforts’ representative in India, ATE Enterprises Private
Ltd, is installing the new units.
The new installation will greatly enhance quality control of
the production, which is at the very top of the fine quality
segment of this market.
Premier Group is India’s largest importer of Egyptian cotton,
and also uses the finest American cotton and superfine Indian
Premier Fine Linens specialises 100% in products made from
very fine cotton yarn, which are for export only. The company
operates 375,000 spindles and the fabric production for its own
in-house production and brands is 450,000 metres per month, with
another 400,000 metres for contract weaving.
Vice President for Fine Linens’ production, Mr R
Mathiyazhagan, confirmed that the division uses 100% cotton,
organic cotton, Supima and Egyptian and Supima Tencel blend.
“All of our dyeing is done in-house, using organic dyes and
low-impact chemicals. We recover, process and recirculate our
own wastewater, using 99% of our own supplies. For us, and for
our customers, environmental protection alongside product
quality sets our standards and we like to think this is a
benchmark that few other producers can match.”
“Monforts will also allow us to increase the innovations and
product potential that we offer to our customers. We can offer
better colour control, and better shrinkage.
“Much of our production is based on producing exactly what
the customer wants, to the customer’s demand, and although the
specifications are always naturally very exacting, our lead
times can mean success or not for the customer’s concept.”