India: Fabcare displays washing machines that save 70 per cent of water
With the growing realisation for the need to have sustainable products and considering the adverse impact of textile industry on the environment, the best possible way forward is to devise new techniques, products and technology that can help in reducing the environmental footprint of textiles. Water, being the major source of garment dyeing and washing, is depleting day by day. For instance, about 920 gallons of water are required to make a pair of jeans; similarly other textile products also consume huge amount of energy and water during processing and finishing.
There are a number of companies which are addressing these environmental problems and are working towards it, and due to the huge demand from such companies, technology suppliers also have to come up with innovations, which can save on renewable resources.
Among the gamut of innovations being done in this field, Fabcare Garments and Textile Machinery Pvt. Ltd., which had exhibited at Gartex 2018 for the first time, showcased one such innovation. The company displayed its garment dyeing and washing machines equipped with ‘Fabcare Splash Technology’, which uses less water and provides gentle wash.
Abhinav Arya, Director – Planning, Fabcare stated, “Lately, the pollution department has also asked people who are into garment dyeing and washing business to implement the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) guidelines in order to progress towards the zero discharge of hazardous chemicals in the textile, leather and footwear value chain and improve the environment and people’s well-being. This ‘Splash Technology’ will save about 70 per cent of water in every cycle.”
The washers under this technology cut down on energy and chemicals and enzymes’ consumptions by half. The specially designed drum forces the pressurised liquor contents to be penetrated into the garments, which further provide 50 per cent more loading allowance. This not only saves water but also chemicals, heat energy, wastewater, electricity and dyestuff, leading to higher quality, more economic and viable dyeing without any rejection even during the long process time.
Fabcare machine is available in different models handling capacity from 30 kgs to 500 kgs. It is equipped with special features like online pH meter, auto temperature control, auto water level control, auto drain and water flow meter. Some features can be optionally added in the machine like the tilt feature that allows easy unloading and the microprocessor that permits automatic and manual control of all the machine functions.
Abhinav elaborated, “When less amount of water is involved, then apparently you will require less amount of chemicals and enzymes which means there will a lesser load on investments. For me, the term ‘sustainability’ means to save water, and hence, save everything.”
Established in 1995, Fabcare had its production facility of 2 lakh square feet in Mundka, Delhi. The company is now expanding its production capacity to 3 lakh square feet. With PAN India presence and a team of 75 members, it has magnificent after-sales service and provides trainings to the customers.
Moreover, the company also offers 5 years maintenance-free warranty on Fabcare machines. It has a clientele base in various cities across India including Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Surat, Ahmedabad, Ludhiana, Jaipur and Delhi-NCR region. It not only caters to the apparel and laundry sector but also the hospitality segment. Many hospitals and chain of hotels have installed Fabcare machines.
Abhinav Arya, Director-Planning, Fabcare