Hellenic Installs Monforts Denim Line

Greece-based Hellenic Fabrics — one of the top three denim producers in Europe — has installed its
first complete denim finishing line from A. Monforts Textilmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG. The line,
ordered through local representative EKTE, includes a washing and drying line, and an elevated
Thermex 6500 loop dryer that provides an integral stretching unit for denim treatment.

The line also includes a compressive shrinkage unit that offers lower running costs and
increased reliability, according to Monforts. These units also offer edge cooling of the rubber
belt for longer service life, cooling water recycling, and Twin-Shrink system for improved
shrinkage and hand.

“The new denim line will provide us with many advantages to improve fabric finishing,” said
Ioannis Andrias, chief plant manager, Hellenic Fabrics. “Whilst it is still early days — we really
need another six months to acknowledge the benefits — already we have recognized the excellent
control of both weft and warp.”

November/December 2006