TenCate Selects Benninger Bleaching Machine

The Netherlands-based TenCate
Advanced Textiles has brought online an automated process-controlled, continuous open-width
bleaching machine with a fully integrated operating system. The company worked with
Switzerland-based Benninger Textile Systems Co. Ltd. to design the machine according to TenCate’s

The new pretreatment line performs separate singeing, scouring and bleaching operations in
one process sequence. Features include microprocessors for automated measurement and adjustment of
variables including water, chemicals, speed and pressure; and 25 automatic dosing positions for

The line represents a 6 million-euro investment including building alterations, and
foundation and platform construction.

July/August 2006