Fong’s National Engineering Co. Ltd., Hong Kong, reports that Saffron Philippines Inc., the
Philippines, has installed eight sets of Fong’s TEC Series high-temperature piece-dyeing machines
at its production facility, which dyes and finishes 40 to 45 tons of fabric, prints 10,000 yards of
fabric and produces 10,000 apparel pieces daily; and plans to expand its capacity.
Saffron already had been using Fong’s Jumboflow dyeing machine. In November 2011, the company
ordered its first TEC Series set including 300-kilogram (kg) Jumbotec2-1T, 750-kg Miditec2-3T and
400-kg Minitec2-2T models. Following installation, Saffron conducted trials on various fabrics that
were dyed using the new machinery. According to Saffron Chairman Tomas de los Santos, the TEC
Series offers a reduced liquor ratio; shortened salt preparation and injection time; an efficient
and consistent rinsing process; reduced effluent and energy costs; increased flexibility in
attaining improved loading efficiency, resulting from a range of machine capacities; easy-to-use
controller; and ground-level machine operation.
Saffron subsequently placed three more orders for Fong’s TEC Series.