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Hugotag does wonders with Monforts stenter

Hugotag a specialist French finisher of silk fabrics to many of the world’s most prestigious luxury brands is now using Monforts Montex 8500 stenter which provides major benefits to Hugotag.

The five-chamber Montex 8500 machine is equipped with a newly developed 24-inch visualisation monitor, providing total, intuitive automation and surveillance via the Monforts Qualitex 800 system.

The key parameters for Hugotag include homogenous drying over the length and width of the machine and precise control of the tension of the fabric because silk has a natural elasticity even without the addition of elastane. The Monforts stenter allows Hugotag to completely control the tension from the fabric entry right through to the winding machines.

As a result of the extremely specialist nature of handling such delicate fabrics, the Monforts line has been equipped with a number of additional features, including special needle chain devices for dealing with knitted silk fabrics, a steamer unit, a computerised weft-straightening device and associated controls, and a horizontal combined chain.

The stentering chain is completely sealed – to avoid any grease or oil coming into contact with the fabrics at any time – and fitted with long-lasting lubricated bearings.

Special attention has also been paid to energy recovery, with low energy consumption IE3 motors and the integration of a full heat recovery system into the line.

Hugotag was formed by the merger five years ago of two former silk businesses – Tag and Hugo Soie.