The dollfus & muller sanforizing felts are used on the palmer unit of the compressive shrinking range or sanforizing machine. The sanforizing machine does for plain woven fabric what a compactor does for knitted fabrics : pre-shrinking and stabilisation. The difference comes from the fact that the shrinkage is not given by the felt, but by a thick rubber belt using steam and mechanical pressure on the first unit of the machine. Sanforizing machines are used in shirting, bottom-weight and denim finishing plants.
The felt on the palmer unit has mainly two purposes :
- to dry the wet fabric coming from the shrinking unit,
- to improve the fabric handle.
these sanforizing felts are used on the following machines : monforts, morrison, muzzi, sperotto rimar, bisio, cibitex, mather & platt, farmer & norton, monti, tepa, swastik, dhall, ronson, i kuang, poong kwang,…