Monforts Unveils Montex JV

Germany-based A. Monforts Textilmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG has introduced the Montex JV, a tenter
designed and engineered in Germany, and produced in China at Monforts Fong’s Textile Machinery Ltd.
— a joint venture between Monforts and Hong Kong-based Fong’s Industries Co. Ltd.

The Montex JV tenter, produced by Monforts Fong’s Textile Machinery Ltd.

According to the company, the Montex JV is a competitively priced machine suitable for
standard finishing techniques on both woven and knitted fabrics and offers four to 10 treatment
chambers, operating speeds of between 5 and 100 meters per minute and working widths of between 60
and 240 centimeters. The machine is not equipped with all of the options available on the Montex
6500 and 7000 series machines, but it does come standard with Monforts’ TwinAir system, which
separately controls the top and bottom airflows to ensure reproducible results; a Golden Hercules
tentering chain, which can extend regreasing intervals to more than 12,000 hours depending on the
operating conditions; fully encapsulated bearings with a patented direct lubrication system; and
the fully programmable Mastermind programmable logic controller control system.

The new tenter will be marketed outside China through Monforts in Germany, and all service
and spare parts will be handled in Germany.

January 21, 2009