Air Filtration & heat recovery for textile finishing

As leading solution provider KMA offers energy efficient exhaust air filter system for the textile industry. The application of an KMA exhaust air filter system is pursuing two goals: Clean air in the textile industry and the reduction of energy consumption through heat recovery. Depending on the textile finishing process, different pollutant emissions arise at the stenter frame and need to be treated. In addition to fumes, oil smoke and aerosols, also wax particles, formaldehyde, synthetic resins or fluorocarbon resins have to be separated from the contaminated exhaust air. KMA exhaust air filters specialize in these complex requirements of exhaust air purification and are designed for the following processes in textile finishing:

Heat treatment

. Thermosetting
. Raw material thermofixation
. Easy care equipment finishing.

Wet finishing

. Fluorocarbon finishing
. Flame-retardant finish
. Silicone finishing
. Synthetic dispersion.


. PVC coating
. Nonwoven coating
. Foam coating.

Energy recuperation: Our contribution to economic effiency.

Energy recuperation is an effective instrument to reduce operating costs in the textile industry challenged by energy intensive production processes. In effect energy costs can on average account for more than 20 percent of overall operating costs in the textile industry. KMA filtre make use of the valuable heat derived from the productional exhaust air and reduce the energy consumption of the production facilities thanks to the integrated heat recovery system.

Less energy consumption means less costs!.

The exhaust air from stenter frame systems consist to a considerable extent of dust and oily aerosols but also of a valuable amount of heat from production processes. Even the separation of wax particles in textile finishing need to be concidered. Nowadays, the textile industry is confronted with strict regulations in terms of occupational health and safety as well as environmental protection. KMA ULTRAVENT® exhaust air filter systems accommodate these requirements already: they are suitable for separation of oily, greasy or pasty aerosols from the exhaust air and are characterised by high separation efficiency, durability and very low energy consumption. Due to the integrated heat recovery technology, the textile manufactory can also handle ambitious goals for improving its carbon footprint and put high amounts of energy savings into practice. Depending on the mixture of exhaust air the ULTRAVENT® electrostatic filter cells can be combined with additional filters as UV light tubes, activated carbon or gas scrubber . The oil contained in the exhaust air is separated and discharged via a drainage opening.

Cost reduction potential

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