Arvind has installed the first Monforts Eco Line denim finishing machine in India.
Arvind has installed the first Monforts Eco Line denim finishing machine in India.

Indian denim mill Arvind announced the newest addition to its manufacturing arsenal, the Monforts Eco Line to apply finishes on their denim for faster production, greater savings in energy, and better flexibility in design and innovation.

As one of the largest denim producers in India, Arvind claims it is the first mill in India to use the Eco Line, and it could establish its denim dominance in the region.

The Eco Line, which can handle fabric widths of 1800mm and operate at high speeds of up to 80m/min, is operating alongside four Montex foam finishing stenters, which are also able to handle this same width of material.

As explained, the Eco Line reduces energy losses and energy use, increases thermal transfer and keeps the drying energy on the textile material longer, so that it can be used very efficiently.

As a result, energy savings of up to 50% can be achieved. Exhaust air energy can also be reduced to a minimum, which has a positive effect on the emission load into the atmosphere.

The Eco Line was manufactured at the Monforts production facility MONTEX in Austria and installed by Monforts’ representative in India, ATE Enterprises Private Ltd.

The new Eco Line puts Arvind at least one year ahead of all other Indian mills, according to Hans Gerhard Wroblowski, Monforts Area Sales Director for Southeast Asia.