ITM 2006 Technology: The Santex Group

The Santex Group — comprised of Santex AG, Cavitec AG and Santex Nonwoven, all based in
Switzerland; and Italy-based Sperotto Rimar S.r.l. — will occupy a 340-square-meter booth at ITM
2006. Specialists from each division will be on hand to answer questions and provide information on
the company’s processes during the show.

Santex will highlight its Santaframe tenter, which is appropriate for finishing and
heat-setting both knitted and woven fabrics. Information also will be available on the company’s
Santastretch dewatering and overstretching machine; the Santashrink tensionless shrinkage and
relaxation dryer for tubular knitted fabrics; and the Santaspread and Santacompact finishing

Sperotto Rimar specializes in equipment for denim and wool fabric finishing, as well as
technology for surface finishing and continuous dry-cleaning.

Cavitec will emphasize its coating, laminating and impregnating lines such as the
Cavimelt-TSM hot-melt coating and laminating machine. The Cavimelt-TSM, suitable for sampling and
trials, features a working width of 500 mm and an engraved roll and slot-die. The Cavi-BSC, a new
development from Cavitec, was designed for simultaneously coating and laminating both sides of a
breathable membrane. Information also will be available on the Caviscat scattering unit and Cavidot
dot-coating machines for fusible interlinings.

Santex Nonwoven will introduce new applications for the Santatherm forced-through-air
double-belt oven. Applications include drying spunlaced nonwovens or producing high-density compact

May/June 2006