A.Monforts Textilmaschinen has opened a new Advanced Technological Centre (ATC), which covers 1500 square meters at the company’s headquarters in Blumenberger Strasse, Mönchengladbach. The ATC will allow customers in-house opportunities to undertake trials on Monforts dyeing and finishing machines under real production conditions.
The new ATC includes comprehensive test facilities, where dyeing and finishing trials can be performed with the customers own knitted, woven or nonwoven fabrics or technical textiles, under full working conditions. Using the results from these trials, Monforts says it will also be able to make recommendations for improving fabric finishes.
The hall includes a full Thermex continuous dyeing range suitable for the Econtrol process; a Montex 6500 stenter with a vertical chain return and equipped with Eco Applicator; and a Montex 8000 stenter for technical textiles—incorporating Eco Applicator, high temperature and an explosion-proof execution for treating fabrics with solvents.
The new facility represents a €2.5 million investment, including the installation of a steam generator and complete utilities including a color kitchen and fabric laboratory testing equipment. Training courses are also available for machine operators to run the machines under minimum use of dyestuff and energy input for best value added finishing results.