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Döhler S.A installs Monforts stenter at its Joinville facility to double its production

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2015-07-30 00:00:00 – Brazil

Döhler S.A., one of the largest Brazilian home textile producers, has installed the new Montex 6500 stenter produced Monforts Textilmaschinen, at its 22O,000m² facility in Joinville, Santa Catarina, to increase production speeds and significantly reduced energy costs with wider fabric widths. With their finishing department comprising 10 older, locally produced stenters, they recognized the need to look at the latest technology in the marketplace.

Currently producing 1500t/month – predominately home textiles for the domestic market – Döhler has ambitious plans to double production within five years, according to Ingo Döhler, the Managing Director.

They are constantly seeking new technology and solutions to further improve their production techniques and they therefore placed the order for an 8-chamber Montex 6500 through local representative Euro-Texteis. Installed in a line incorporating a coating and flocking arrangement at the stenter infeed, the Montex has introduced wider fabric working at faster speeds. It has already provided energy saving of around 18% and increased production by as much as 30% with fabric widths of up to 3.20m.

Döhler was established in 1881 by Ingo’s great grandfather Carl Gottlieb Döhler, a German immigrant. Today, the company remains a family concern, with 10 family members – six as directors and four in production roles.

Led by President, Udo Döhler and Ingo Döhler as Managing Director, as the fourth generation, the newest fifth generation members are already working in the company.

Some 60 years ago the company opted to specialize in home textiles, today producing a comprehensive range of curtains, upholstery, table cloths, bed linen, terry towels, kitchen towels, vertical blinds and mattress covers.

This wide range allows them the flexibility to meet, for example, seasonal high demands for certain products, said Ingo Döhler.

In the finishing department, the fully integrated vertical operation purchased its first stenter in 1958, a Brazilian Texima. Today with 10 units, the management recognized the need to modernize its facility and recently installed the first Montex 6500.

By incorporating the coating and flocking units into the inlet feed of the Montex 6500 they are able to carry out virtually every application required. The older stenters are virtually only able to finish one particular product.

The Montex therefore makes them very flexible. For example, one of the older stenters also includes a coating and flocking unit, but it only accepts widths of up to 1.50m. The Montex with a working width of 3.20m opens new market opportunities for them.

Another new product made possible for Döhler, due to the new Montex, is a 2.80m wide blackout curtain fabric, soon to be introduced into the market. They will be the first Brazilian company to offer this product. Currently a blackout curtain this wide has to be imported.

Monforts is a global leader among the manufacturers and exporters of textile machines – since 1884. Innumerable patents and pioneering achievements in textile finishing have marked their way to today` s leading position in the world market. For Monforts, thinking further means developing innovative technologies and concepts which revolutionize the textile finishing machine market both economically and ecologically.

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