Sudbury Silk Mills Sustainability Brochure double page - Flipbook - Page 11
We have our own in-house, state-of-the-art finishing machine which allows us to offer a
range of finishes to our customers. The machine is bespoke-designed and custom-built to be
Steam is delivered at high pressure via a fine
highly energy efficient and low-or-no water usage.
blade mounted close to the fabric surface to
Traditional textile finishing operations use large volumes of water, heat and often chemicals.
Instead, the method we have developed uses energy-efficient methods to generate heat,
and can include steam to achieve the desired effect using the minimum amount of water.
ensure optimum cover on the surface with very
little steam escaping, which maximises
As no chemicals or sizing are added in our production process, the fabrics require no washing
or scouring, therefore generating no effluent.
The heated rollers use infrared
technology to ensure an efficient and
even delivery of heat on the contact
Loading fabric into the machine
surface. The surface of the roller is
requires a length of fabric known as a
heated quickly on demand, so energy is
‘vent’ that is used to pull the good
not wasted by requiring a heated
fabric into place ready for finishing. At
machine on stand-by – we simply heat it
one end of the process we utilise any
as we need it, and power-down when we
second quality fabrics. At the other
end, we have devised a system for
rerolling the vent back into the
machine to be reused.