Texpasa is a family business whose roots go back to 1978. Through various historical stages such as yarn spinning, circular, and flat-bed knitting, Texpasa has evolved into a state-of-the-art company that knits, dyes, and finishes a variety of textiles for the apparel market. In addition to its first plant in Guatemala City, Texpasa completed its second plant in 2020 at the Michatoya Industrial Park in Palin incorporating knitting, dyeing, and finishing facilities. Texpasa is consolidating the original factory into the new facility and relocating the Bruckner stenters, the first of which began operating in 2007, to Palin with support from Bruckner technicians.
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Technological Advancements: Bruckner’s Role in Texpasa’s Vision
A total of seven Brückner stenter frames with vertical chains will be operating in the Michatoya plant from the start of 2024. The latest POWER-FRAME stenter with 10 bays was put into operation in 2022. All Brückner stenters in the Michatoya Industrial Park are counter-construction.
Thus, the heating and ventilation elements change the dryer side every 1.5 meters, which leads to an absolutely uniform air admission, i.e. a very homogeneous air quantity and temperature distribution over the entire fabric web width. They offer the highest possible drying performance and process control matched to the fabric quality thanks to the technically mature and proven split-flow ventilation system.
This is extremely important for the major sports and leisure brands in which Texpasa supports. Robust and low-maintenance chains, chain bars, and pin bar carriers stand for long service life and low wear.
The finishing results are exactly reproducible and overdrying of the fabric during machine standstill is ex-cluded by the air bypass system. Minimal air pressure losses and high-quality insulation result in the lowest possible electrical and thermal energy consumption and thus in low production costs.
Bruckner Stenter Frames: Pioneering Quality and Reliability
David Franco, Texpasa’s Maintenance Manager, acknowledges Bruckner for their exceptional machinery and reliable service, particularly emphasizing their vital role during the intricate relocation process. Anticipating the operation of seven Bruckner stenter frames at the Michatoya plant starting in 2024, including the latest POWER-FRAME stenter, Texpasa reaffirms its dedication to adopting state-of-the-art technology while upholding quality standards.
Texpasa’s Green Initiatives
Sustainability forms the bedrock of Texpasa’s business ethos. The company has invested significantly in sustainable energy sources such as photovoltaics and biomass, complemented by extensive tree planting initiatives contributing to a biomass forest. Moreover, Texpasa demonstrates its commitment to responsible wastewater treatment, aligning with environmental stewardship and regulatory requirements.
Texpasa and Bruckner remarks on the collaboration
Francisco Solares, GM and Vice President of Texpasa puts it in a nutshell: “The Bruckner machines perfectly fit our demanding sustainability concept. The quality of the finished fabric is excellent and the stenters impress with energy efficiency and low production costs. We appreciate very much that Bruckner accompanies us as an innovative supplier of high-quality textile finishing lines and reliable service partner”. Bruckner appreciates this long-standing customer, too.
Regina Bruckner , CEO says: “As a traditional and highly innovative family-owned company, we attach great importance to sustainability both in our production facilities and in our products. Texpasa is a very good example of how investing in the future, sustainability, and environmental protection can go hand in hand. We are very pleased about this long-standing cooperation and wish Texpasa continued success.”
Source: Brückner Group