Since 2008, a combined show known as “ITMA ASIA + CITME” has been held in China, scheduled to take place every two years. Taking off in Shanghai, the milestone event features the unique strengths of the ITMA brand and China’s most important textile event -CITME. This move to combine the two shows into one mega high-quality event is strongly supported by all nine CEMATEX European textile machinery associations, CTMA (China Textile Machinery Association) and JTMA (Japan Textile Machinery Association). The fifth edition of the combined show will be held from 21 to 25 October 2016 at the new National Exhibition and Convention Centre (NECC) in Shanghai. Leading textile machineries manufacturing companies showcase their latest innovative technologies in this show. Textile Focus technical team is presenting innovative technologies comp anywise.
Since almost 70 years the family-owned company is one of the leading producers of textile finishing lines. BRÜCKNER supplies consulting services and lines for almost all purposes in the field of textiles, technical textiles, nonwovens or floor coverings. Highest quality, high efficiency and long service life of the machines as well as a close cooperation with the customer are the most important factors of success. BRÜCKNER offers among other things sanforizing lines, continuous dyeing lines, infrared dryers, relaxation dryers, compactors and stenters for coating, drying and heat-setting. Services like consulting about energy saving and After Sales Service are of course a part of the company’s portfolio, too. In the company’s Technology Centre in Leonberg, Germany, customers and interested companies can make tests and develop their products. They will be supported by experienced technologists who will give useful advice to allow an even more efficient use of the lines. On the booth in Shanghai BRÜCKNER will present this year an extensive and varied program.
POWER-SHRINK Sanforizing line for the finishing of woven fabric
The rubber belt compacting line allows the sanforizing and compacting of very different types of woven fabrics. Finishing on a sanforizing line gives the fabric a more stable structure, a silky shine, a smooth hand and minimum residual shrinkage values. Typical end products are fabric for shirts and trousers, jeans, bed linen, working clothes, home textiles or upholstery material. BRÜCKNER offers single or double sanforizing lines and combinations with felt calenders depending on the product and the customer’s requirements.
POWER-COLORTHERM continuous dyeing line
With a continuous dyeing line by BRÜCKNER the customers will achieve uniform and reproducible dyeing results. The lines ensure a crease-free fabric flow without shading and migration. The symmetrical structure of the air circulation zones prevents a different shade on the two fabric sides. In addition the installed power is adapted to the low air flows required for dye drying which leads to a considerably lower energy consumption. Typical end products dyed on BRÜCKNER lines are fabrics for shirts and trousers, working clothes and home textiles.
Continuous research and development efforts have made BRÜCKNER machines today even more efficient and increased their service life and support the customers in minimizing their ecological footprint. Only one example: an indirect gas heating system has been developed particularly for the finishing of knitted fabric, which saves in combination with a special heat-recovery system energy and prevents the yellowing of the fabric. This is of particular importance in case of sensitive fabric containing elastane. If a company does not want to invest in a completely new line, BRÜCKNER offers a modification of the heating system for example from oil to indirect gas heating.
And BRÜCKNER developed a new minimum application unit. This application unit works with a minimum liquor tank of approx. 2.5 l for each m of working width. The minimum application quantities require in the following processes (for example drying or curing) clearly less water evaporation which has a positive effect on the energy requirement at the respective dryer. In addition there is no waste or prodigality of chemicals and no expensive disposal is required since the contents of the liquor tank can be used almost completely.
BRÜCKNER offers regarding the question of energy efficiency also the possibility of retrofitting for example a heat-recovery or exhaust air cleaning system. These systems can be retrofitted without problems also to machines made by other producers and help to safe energy and to reduce the environmental impact.
-Textile Focus Technical Team