Monforts: Tailored finishing technologies in ...

Tailored finishing technologies in Pakistan

(Source: Monforts)
(Source: Monforts)

In the first half year of 2022, Pakistan’s textile exports climbed by 25% to a record value of US$19.3 billion according to the country’s Bureau of Statistics, as security of deliveries – especially to Europe and the USA – worked in the country’s favor, in the light of the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent supply chain issues.
Monforts customers in the regions around Pakistan’s 3 biggest cities of Karachi, Lahore and Faisalbad include all of the main players in the fields of home textiles and denim production. These companies rely on established technologies including Montex stentering equipment, Monfortex sanforizing units and Thermex dyeing ranges. The company’s Matex Eco Applicator minimum application system has also proved a big hit in recent years.
The forthcoming Igatex textile machinery exhibition which takes place from December 1-4, 2022, in Lahore/Pakistan is therefore an important event for A. Monforts Textilmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG, Mönchengladbach/Germany.
During the Igatex the Montex stenter for essential processes such as drying, stretching, heat-setting and coating will be presented. The Montex has become the industry standard for the fabric finishing industry, providing many advantages in terms of production throughput and especially in energy efficiency and savings.
With energy prices rising steeply everywhere, features such as the MonforClean system, or the EcoBooster, in which waste heat from the drying process is used to pre-heat the drying air, are proving more invaluable than ever. Monforts can provide a range of further resource-saving and energy recovery options tailored to each individual line installation.  
More than 40 Thermex continuous dyeing ranges have been installed in Pakistan in recent years and operator training on the Econtrol process by technologists is an additional service. The Econtrol pad-dry process has a number of immediate benefits. Compared to the common pad-dry-pad-steam process, no salt is used and no steamer is required for a separate fixation step. Compared to the pad-dry-thermofix process, no urea is used and no smoke or deposits are generated, and unlike with the cold pad batch process, direct feedback of the dyeing results ensures no batching time is necessary and guarantees good reproducibility from the lab to bulk production.  
An immediate wash off is also unnecessary, allowing for flexible production planning. The process is suitable for pale to dark shades with very good fastness properties. Also waste water treatment is improved by this technology.
At the Igatex, Monforts will be celebrating the 75th anniversary of its partner in Pakistan, Al Ameen Trading Corporation (Pvt.) Ltd., Karachi, as well as the 40th anniversary of the cooperation between the 2 companies.

Econtrol = registered trademark of Dystar Colours Distribution GmbH, Ludwigshafen/Germany

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