Saving Water and Energy

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BENNINGERBenninger’s Trikoflex drum washer and a Benninger-Küsters DyePad Basic are two of the key components of the company’s customized continuous processing solutions. Despite the tremendous efforts of machine designers to reduce the liquor ratio, finishing of knitwear in jet dyeing machines still requires large amounts of water and therefore also a great deal of energy.

Benninger has developed and implemented a continuous open width finishing process that – in addition to quality benefits – also offer savings, particularly in terms of water and energy. This process makes it possible to lower CO2 emissions by nearly two thirds in comparison to exhaust dyeing processes. Washing on Benninger’s high efficiency Trikoflex drum washer with mechanically-assisted front and back washing reduces the water consumption by more than 40 percent in comparison to conventional washers. At the same time the energy required to heat up the washing water is reduced. Additionally Benninger’s Trikoflex has been specifically developed for tension sensitive textiles. The DyePad Basic has been especially designed to suit the needs of the Asian markets, and focuses on easy handling. Two swimming rollers ensure a maximum deflection potential and allow dyeing of knit and woven fabrics without any restrictions. This is the reason why the DyePad has a marketshare that exceeds 80 percent if CPB dyeing is applied.

With the CPB dyeing process the reactive dye is fixed at room temperature. With controlled dyeing conditions plus the latest developments in the dye itself, this modern CPB dyeing system can be used on cellulose fibers for woven fabrics as well as knitwear anywhere in the world without any restrictions.