conveyor belt from A. Monforts Textilmaschinen, also based in Germany. The new equipment, which
replaces a 50-year-old tenter and belt dryer, will enable Lohmann to increase production volumes
for its nonwoven fabrics.
The Montex performs as a conventional tenter, and also provides a relaxation operation when
used with a DynAir dryer in a one-line configuration, according to Monforts. The combination range
therefore performs both production processes.
“This offers us not only savings in space, but also potential savings in operating and
maintenance costs,” said Wolfgang Riediger, Ph.D., plant manager, Lohmann. Lohmann, part of TWE
Vliesstoffwerke comprising 13 textile companies, is using the machine to finish nonwoven fabrics up
to 2.6 meters wide and weighing from 200 grams per square meter (g/m
2) to 1,500 g/m