Pincroft Benefits From Modernisation Of Monfort’s Thermex

Long-standing Monforts customer Pincroft has benefited from a complete modernisation of the Thermex continuous dyeing, condensing and thermosoling range at its dyehouse in Lancashire, England.

Pincroft which has dyeing, printing and finishing facilities is well known for its advanced camouflage ranges for the military.

First installed in 2007, the line has been upgraded to match the performance of the very latest Monforts Thermex lines that are equipped with advanced automation features.

The modernisation project included new control cabinets, gear motors for the fabric transport drives and PC, PLC control, touch panels and frequency inverters.

The new control cabinets were supplied fully pre-assembled from the Monforts head quarter in Mönchengladbach, Germany, for direct connection to the line.

The upgraded Thermex system at Pincroft’s Adlington plant now achieves unrivalled reliability even at maximum fabric speeds, for exceptional cost-effectiveness when dyeing both large and small batches.

In addition, Pincroft has installed a new combined heat and power (CHP) plant at the site and is now able to produce 67 percent of its own electricity and recover heat for use across its textile operations.

With more than 130 years of accumulated know-how in the bleaching, dyeing, printing and finishing of fabrics, Pincroft has an annual production capacity of 50 million meters.

Its pre-treatment processes, including brushing, singeing, desizing, scouring, bleaching, and mercerizing, ensure that fabrics are primed for dyeing and printing, enhancing their quality and performance.

The company is one of the largest suppliers of workwear, flame retardant, waterproof, defence and sustainable fabrics to some of the biggest companies and organizations in the world.

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