THEN AIRFLOW® SYNERGY 8
Aerodynamic High Temperature Piece
Recongised as the "2013 Hong Kong Awards for
Industries: Machinery and Machine Tools Design Award” Breaking
the barrier of loading capacity, the model extends up to 12
tubes with individual control, suitable for various kinds of
fabrics with better flexibility, quality and ergonomics.
The new THEN-AIRFLOW® SYNERGY is the perfect dyeing machine
for almost every application, fabrics made of natural or
man-made fibres and its blends. The different modules allow the
perfect set-up for any customer requirement.
Through the interplay of all the technical possibilities and
functions, each model represents the optimum solution for an
economical and ecological dyeing process. The achieved economy
is quite considerable.
For hundreds of years, water, which is a precious human
resource, has been the most important element in textile
finishing. Water has been used in large quantities for fabric
A step in the opposite direction was taking place in 1979.
The THEN Research and Development department asked itself the
question how the enormous volumes of water required for piece
dyeing could be reduced along with the related energy costs.
This rethink commenced with the development of the
THEN-AIRFLOW ® technology, which already faced the fact that
even though water had served as a transport medium in the past;
it was and is still today not available everywhere in sufficient
However, water is today an even more expensive medium. The
answer to this is the new THEN-AIRFLOW® SYNERGY. This model
offers previously unattainable economic and ecological
The outstanding advantages are:
- Unlimited flexibility with regard to all fibres (except
pure wool) and fabrics weight classes between 50–800 g/m.
- The lowest liquor ratio on the market: man-made fibres
approx. 1:2, natural fibres 1:3 to 1:4, depending on the
article and structure.
- Energy savings of approx. 40% compared to hydraulic
- A reduction in the overall process time of around 25%.
- The most advanced piece-dyeing machine available today.
Providing a competitive edge through the lowest available
- Lowest water consumption and effluent represent an
ecologically sound solution.
Let the Air Flow
The patented aerodynamic system is based on the principle
that the fabric transport is effected by air only, which means
that as opposed to a hydraulic dyeing machine, no dye liquor or
aqueous medium is required to transport the fabric. The fabric
is constantly in motion from loading to the batch end, even
during the discharge and filling processes.
Knits and woven fabrics from light up to heavy weight and
virtually any fibre or fibre blend can be bleached and dyed
without machine modifications or changes.
The modular system of the THEN-AIRFLOW® SYNERGY allows taylor
made machine configurations, which guaran-tees maximum
Several hundred plants in successful operation around the
world document the reliability and economy of this dyeing
system, which is based on aerodynamic principles.
Ongoing, further development guarantees reliable and
long-term investment protection.
Moreover, the diversity of the applications offered by the
system is genuinely outstanding.