Alexander Fitz joined Monforts a year ago as engineer for textile technologies and co-ordinator of the Monforts Advanced Technology Centre (ATC). He brings a solid background in both technical textile technology and processes to the role, having previously worked for both a well-known nonwovens machinery builder and a leading roll-goods manufacturer.
During Techtextil in Frankfurt/Germany, on June 21-24, 2022, at the booth of A. Monforts Textilmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG, Mönchengladbach/Germany, there was a lot of interest in what is possible with the MontexCoat coating system and the range of different techniques it enables.
Another focus was on saving energy. Monforts has developed a range of options for helping companies increase their resource efficiency, both on new lines and as retrofitted systems, but this is not stifling innovation at the new material level.
“We are now looking forward to interesting new trials and pilot production runs at the ATC, as well as the commissioning of new orders for machines resulting from the extremely busy Techtextil. At our ATC in Mönchengladbach, a MontexCoat unit is integrated into the full technical textiles pilot line, on which it is possible to run new fabrics in widths of up to 1.8”. The line also line incorporates a Montex four-chamber stenter and is fitted with an explosion-proof coating application chamber in order to allow treatment to be carried out with organic solvents and other volatile materials,“ said Alexander Fitz.