Exhibitor Gallery | December 2015
Aspex technology for filament & nonwoven
Aspex Incorporated demonstrated its latest SpinTrak Spinneret Inspection System technology for filament, fibre and nonwovens manufacturers.
Founded in 1978, Aspex Incorporated is the designer and manufacturer the of the original SpinTrak Automatic Spinneret Inspection System. The SpinTrak family of Spinneret inspection systems are specifically designed to inspect all types of extrusion dies/spinnerets used in filament yarn, staple fibre, spunbond, meltblown and spunlace applications. Nearly 500 SpinTrak Spinneret Inspection Systems are operating in all major textile producing countries in the world. SpinTrak enjoys a very big marketshare in the fibre/filament industry and is also used by leading machinery and spinneret companies.
´Proper extrusion of the polymer through the spinneret capillaries is critical in fiber and filament spinning or spunbond/meltlown nonwovens processes. The SpinTrak is continuously used in process control to inspect and verify the capillaries are cleaned properly or not damaged before the spinneret is put back into operation. Today production lines operate at much higher speeds with higher yields and more value added applications. The trend is for smaller capillaries in most production types along with an array of new polymers, additives, and recycled content making pack life and cleaning the packs a higher priority. When factories build new plants today, automatic spinneret inspection is now considered a necessity as manual inspection can not do the job properly´, commented Gerald Henrici, President of Aspex Inc. In filament and fiber spinning dirty or damaged capillaries directly influences denier, tenacity, filament count, dye uptake, and other properties. Aspex Incorporated operates their head office and factory in New York, USA. They have regional offices in Mumbai and Shanghai to support service and sales worldwide along with a team of agents in most major markets.