One of the highest capacity stenters from the manufacturer of textile machinery A. Monforts Textilmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG, Mönchengladbach/Germany, has been delivered to Finos Acabados Textiles, S.A. De CV (Acafintex), Puebla/Mexico. The newly installed Montex finishing line for plant in Puebla has a total length of over 71 m.
With a width of 3.8 m, the new line is equipped with 12 double TwinAir drying chambers to meet the requirements of specific technical textiles to a European customer. The line is equipped with an integrated heat recovery system and also benefits from an exhaust air cleaning system to ensure the most resource-efficient processing available on the market.
With Optiscan Auto-Balance, the distance between the fabric and the dryer nozzles can be controlled through variable-frequency fan motors and CCD chip evaluation. As a result, the evaporation rate of the stenter and its energy utilization are always fully optimized. Contact-free drying eliminates the possibility of fabric marking or stitch draft.
In combination with an existing Montex stenter, the new line has expanded finishing capacity at Acafintex to 20 million lm/year.
Acafintex operates as a commission dyehouse, finishing both knitted and woven fabrics for local companies in Mexico, in widths of 100-360 cm. The company also produces its own fabrics for both the fashion industry and for the uniforms market. The business of finishing materials for technical textiles and for the automotive industry is increasing.