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Dyeing Printing & Finishing

Hellenic Installs Monforts Denim Line

Greece-based Hellenic Fabrics — one of the top three denim producers in Europe — has installed its first complete denim finishing line from A. Monforts Textilmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG. The line, ordered through local representative EKTE, includes a washing and drying line, and an elevated Thermex 6500 loop dryer that provides an integral stretching unit for denim treatment.

The line also includes a compressive shrinkage unit that offers lower running costs and increased reliability, according to Monforts. These units also offer edge cooling of the rubber belt for longer service life, cooling water recycling, and Twin-Shrink system for improved shrinkage and hand.

“The new denim line will provide us with many advantages to improve fabric finishing,” said Ioannis Andrias, chief plant manager, Hellenic Fabrics. “Whilst it is still early days — we really need another six months to acknowledge the benefits — already we have recognized the excellent control of both weft and warp.”

November/December 2006