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Leonberg - Thai knitwear manufacturer Nan Yang says its vertically integrated manufacturing operation is benefitting from the installation of a new Power-Frame stenter from German textile machinery specialist Bruckner.

Describing itself as one of the largest vertically integrated apparel companies in Asia, the company is engaged in manufacturing and marketing readymade knitted garments, knitted fabrics and cotton yarn.

Operations cover the supply of T-shirts, polo shirts, night shirts, pyjamas, leggings, shorts, sportswear and two piece sets using a range of yarns including cotton and cotton blends with elastane or viscose. Stripes and prints are also possible with the company supplying leading brands including Nike, Uniqlo, Lotus, Under Armour and Adidas.

Nan Yang produces 20,000 million tonnes of yarn per year and operates 425 circular knitting machines producing 20,000 million tonnes of fabrics per year.

Garment manufacturing facilities in Thailand and Laos produce 31 million pieces of readymade knitted apparel each year. The company also recently set up a new garment unit in Vietnam with a capacity to produce 18 million pieces per year when it comes online later this year.

Most of the Nan Yang's textile machinery is sourced from high-end manufacturers in Germany, Japan, US, Italy, Taiwan and Switzerland which the company says ensures a fast and efficient production line, reduction of costs, optimum equipment utilization and reduced manpower.

The latest addition to this fleet of machinery is a Brückner stenter for heat-setting operations. The technology offers a high drying performance in combination with a very homogeneous air flow and temperature distribution because of the alternatingly arranged thermo zones and the proven split-flow design with separately adjustable upper and lower air. According to Bruckner, Nan Yang was also attracted by the reproducible finishing results and the robust design ensuring a long service life of the machines.



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