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Monforts – Continuous developments for denim


Monforts Eco Line and ThermoStretch resolves the issue of significant wastage of resources including water, steam, chemicals and thermal energy during shrink finishing.

As a conventional padding alternative, prior the stretching and skewing of the denim fabric, the Monforts Eco Applicator significantly reduces the applied amount of humidity required. It allows the mills endless denim application possibilities by applying finishes to both or one side of the fabric, apply separate finish to each side or to specific areas of a fabric.

The ThermoStretch unit performs the skewing, stretching and drying in a continuous process. A modified hot flue with reinforced and adjustable rolls for determining the longitudinal tension within the fabric, the ThermoStretch benefits from a structure detector with Pleva SD 1 camera technology employing transmission and reflection lighting for the highest detection capability, in order to carefully measure and control the fabric width and the skewing.

Due to its large number of guide rolls, it is possible to stretch damp fabric in a heated chamber at a longitudinal tension of between 200-300 N with the ThermoStretch, compared to the high forces of up to 4,000 N that have previously been required to finish a typical denim fabric with a starting width of 157cm and a finished width of 151cm.


Mr Klaus A. Heinrichs, Monforts Vice President Sales and Marketing says, “Due to these innovations, the Eco Line system reduces energy requirements and losses, increases thermal transfer and keeps the drying energy on the textile material longer. As a result energy savings of up to 50% are being achieved. We will be introducing a number of new innovations for denim in the near future, including a solution for the introduction of two-way super stretch into denim in a single processing step.”


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