Textile Finishing

Dollfus & Muller - Sanforizer Felts

Sanforizing felts for pre-shrinking and stabilization of woven fabrics.

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Dollfus & Muller sanforizing felts are for use on the Palmer unit of the compressive shrinking range or sanforizing machine. The sanforizing machine does for woven fabric what a compactor does for knitted fabrics: pre-shrink and stabilize. The difference between the sanforizer and compactor is shrinkage is not given by the felt but by a thick rubber belt using steam and mechanical pressure.  Sanforizing machines are used in shirting, bottom-weight and denim finishing plants.

The sanfor felt, also referred to as a Palmer felt, shrinking felt, zero zero felt blanket, drying felt or sanfor blanket, has two main purposes:

  1. To dry the wet fabric coming from the shrinking unit
  2. To improve fabric handling.

Dollfus & Muller felts offer both excellent fabric drying and shrinkage.  A specially reinforced denim sanfor felt is available that resists the chemicals used in denim processing.

Sanforizing felts can be used on the following machines:

  • Monforts
  • Morrison
  • Brückner
  • Cibitex
  • Muzzi
  • Tepa
  • Sperotto
  • Dhall
  • Yamuna
  • Ronson
  • Swastik
  • Poong Kwang
  • Bisio
  • Daroitex
  • Paganini
  • Texima
  • Kyoto



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