Denim success for Monforts
Monforts is currently enjoying solid success within the denim
sector, which is now dominated by manufacturers here in Pakistan
and the surrounding countries.
The major manufacturers have been very successful in
supplying their products to the key markets, which remain Europe
and the USA, and heightened sustainable credentials are becoming
Specifically for denim manufacturers, the Monforts Eco Denim
concept combines the company’s Eco Applicator with the Thermex
Thermo Stretch unit for the stretching and skewing of denim
fabric under steam, with a much gentler treatment than was
previously achievable. This results in both higher productivity
and again, lower energy consumption.
Further efficiencies stem from the integration of the
self-cleaning Eco Booster HRC which is now fully integrated into
the latest chamber design on Montex stenter dryers. This module
is equipped with an electric drive for computer-controlled
optimisation of the heat exchanger’s performance to the
prevailing exhaust air streams – something that is not possible
with purely static heat exchanger modules.
High quality and differentiation through advanced finishing
techniques are essential to success in the highly-competitive
In complete control with the
Monforts Qualitex 800
Monforts provided details of the latest Monforts Qualitex 800
control system for the automatic and continuous operation of the
It is suitable for Montex stenters, Thermex and E-Control
continuous dyeing ranges, Monfortex and Toptex shrinking systems
and Eco Applicator, texCoat and all-round coating units.
The Qualitex 800 has all the intuitive features, operators
will be familiar with from touchscreen smart phones and tablets,
to make navigation extremely easy and cut down the time required
for becoming familiar with the system.
Operation is via touchscreen and wheel-effect selection and
the dashboard can be individually configured to meet the exact
needs of an operator’s tasks.
All parameters for setting up a machine – the working width,
the chamber temperatures, drive selections and energy settings –
can be pre-selected to a comprehensive range of stored and
well-proven recipes specific to the weight, construction and
fibre content of the individual fabric being processed.
The machine can then be set to ‘Monformatic Mode’ to allow it
to operate automatically, based on maximized pre-set values in
respect of parameters such as machine speed, fabric dwell time
and the fixation temperature for specific finishing operations.
Relaxed knits with the Monforts Eco
At booth 2-201 in Hall 2, specialists from Germany’s Monforts
will explain how major knitting manufacturers are now reaping
the benefits of the Monforts Eco Applicator – the soft coating
unit which eliminates the need for a padder.
Knitted fabrics must never be stretched and need to be
treated in a relaxed state. This is why, for example, the Montex
stenter dryer with vertical chain return incorporates a TwinAir
nozzle system. This ensures the relaxed fabric is kept at a
suitable height in between the upper and lower nozzle system,
allowing for the fabric’s ‘bowing’, since it can’t be stretched.
Similarly, the Eco Applicator for knits is fitted with an
advanced guidance system specially-adapted to the needs of
delicate treatments and eliminating any possible ‘curling’ of
the fabric edges prior to entering the stenter.
Compared with a padder system, where the initial moisture
content of the fabric entering the stenter is 60%, with the Eco
Applicator it is reduced to 40% and the system also has the
shortest fabric path from the coating unit into the stenter.