This year an important milestone was reached for Biancalani: the twenty-fifth anniversary of Airo® finishing, a process for washing, softening and drying which gives that feature, Airo® Hand, which is synonymous with modern vintage look, softness, volume, draping, and elasticity.
With this type of finishing, achievable both with and without chemicals, it is possible to obtain a great variety of results on fabrics for applications in clothing, furnishings and decoration, on many types of knitted fabrics, up to non-woven fabrics and fake-leather. It is possible to treat in a perfect manner both natural fibers (cotton, linen, ramie, silk, jute, wool, and mixed) and artificial fibers (viscose, cupro, polynosic fibers, polyamide, Tencel, Lyocell, Modal) as well as the synthetic ones (PES, nylon, acrylic, PP, PU, PVC), including also their many mixed fabrics.
Airo® discontinuous tumbler has been the biggest success for the Tuscan company, a real highlight that, continuously updated to customers’ latest needs, continues proving its worth as a universal machine, extremely versatile and easy, capable of providing new finishing effects.
Biancalani has continued its R&D which has led in recent years to marketing a new tumbler, Airo®24, a machine designed to offer the possibility to obtain the same unique high-quality finishing of woven fabrics, knitted fabrics, sponges, synthetic leather and non-woven fabrics, both continuous and open. The new machine also allows saving by at least 30% on heat and electric consumption traditionally needed for treatment.