Stenters made by Monforts are used by textile finishing plants. The automated 72 meter long finishing machine includes a washing machine integrated within the stenter.
Monforts is a finishing machinery specialist from Germany.The seven-chamber stenter is equipped with a horizontal chain, a padder and an integrated weft straightener.
Using this equipment, finishing plants do warp knits for digital printing in the soft signage market as well as for producing garments, automotive interiors and technical textiles.
The substrates used are 100 per cent polyester warp knits, which have become common place as the industry moves away from PVC coatings due to more stringent environmental regulations. These substrates allow excellent take-up of inks and provide vibrant colors and clear images. The resulting warp knitted fabric construction also has the advantage of elasticity, which is a plus in terms of flexibility for installers.
An integrated heat recovery system is fitted as standard on all new Montex stenters.
The stenter has been specifically designed to meet demands of the technical textile and nonwoven industries, such as geotextiles, for finishing wider width fleece and fabrics. It is also equipped with the Monforts Twin Air system for individual adjustment of lower and upper nozzle pressures. For heavier weight fabrics, a supporting belt can be fitted between the upper and lower nozzles of the stenter for mark-free fabric transport through the stenter.