TSG Finishing LLC, Devon, Pa., has started phase one of a modernization project to update its primary finishing equipment, which includes seven tenter frames. The company cites newer technologies for improved quality, efficiencies and safety as reasons for the upgrades. Phase one includes a tenter from South Korea-based Ehwha for its synthetics plant in Hickory, N.C., which should be installed beginning late summer.
“We vetted almost every tenter manufacturer and decided that Ehwha was the best fit for the wide variety of textiles we process on a daily basis,” said Michael Goldman, president. “In recent years, TSG has had to design numerous textile coating and handling methods, all of which must be retrofitted to one of our exiting tenters. This new piece of equipment will allow us to further expand our technical abilities and entertain programs that we currently cannot handle.”