With its 2 m wide new coating and lamination unit now in full operation, Candour has ordered a second Amba Projex machine, with a wider working width of 3.5 m.
At its existing plant in Ankleshwar/India, Candour Techtex Ltd., Mumbai/India, produces an annual 1.2 million m of light velvet fabrics mainly for the domestic market for apparel and light home furnishings. In 2020 it also began operations at a plastic molded components division in Gonde/India, with a capacity of 4,500 tons/year.
Amba Projex Ltd., High Peak/UK, has over 40 years’ experience in the design and manufacture of special purpose technical textile machines, with coating and laminating installations around the world. The company will be working closely with Candour over the next 5 years, to establish an Indian technical textiles powerhouse.
In particular, the new Amba Projex system enables blackout fabrics to be produced efficiently and at scale. Blackout fabrics are installed in rooms where complete light shielding is required, such as in public institutions like hospitals, and retirement homes, in hotels and conference rooms, and also in the home, especially in bedrooms.
They obtain their light impermeability by a special 3-layer blackout coating which works on textiles of all colors. Only the middle layer of the 3 coatings needs to be black for obtaining the necessary light absorption. The fabrics are usually also treated for permanent flame-retardancy, and also with water or stain-repellent finishes. In addition to locking out light and providing maximum privacy, blackout curtains also help to insulate a home and reduce energy costs, as well as protecting furniture and carpets from fading due to sunlight exposure.