How do I produce sustainably, with high quality and yet economically? These questions are also being asked by the textile industry in Bangladesh, one of the world’s strongest markets.They were answered at an open house of the textile machinery supplier Tootal Quality Resources Ltd in Dhaka at the beginning of the year. Together with six other partners, the German machine manufacturer Mahlo GmbH + Co KG presented innovative and sustainable production methods to the 250 or so decision-makers from the local textile industry who were present.

Together with its partners Mahlo, Brazzoli, Cubotex, Ferraro, Hohenstein Institute (OekoTex), Mario Crosta, and Bangpoo Chemicals, Tootal had designed an interesting and informative program for its guests – the “who’s who” of the industry. The interplay of current developments and green technology were the dominant themes. For Mahlo GmbH, Sales Manager Thomas Höpfl and Area Sales Manager Adnan Andac
presented ways in which control systems in production improve overall performance and profit. “Textile producers are confronted with many challenges such assustainability, various consumer demands, increased quality requirements or rising costs for raw materials and personnel”, said Höpfl. Meeting all these requirements is demanding and time-consuming. The solution: data-based textile production based
on the principles of Industry 4.0. “Without a coupling of machinery, information transparency and technical support, sustainable production is no longer possible”. For practical implementation, the think tank from Bavaria has developed the mSmart digitization concept. Its system modules – including the control room software mPilot and the data analysis tool mLog – enable the machines to communicate with each other and guarantee the machine operator full transparency of the data. In their presentation Höpfl and Andac also showed which process control systems Mahlo uses to make the processes around the stenter frame traceable and thereby controllable. “Safety margins are thus a thing of the past. Your production gains in performance, quality and profit,” the experts from Saal told the audience.

The expert audience listened attentively to the technical presentations of all speakers and then used the opportunity for intensive discussions. The Open House thus fulfilled the organizers’ goal of providing a networking platform where entrepreneurs, industry experts and scientists can exchange their insights on technology trends. An entertaining supporting programme between the presentations with laser show, folklore dancers and music provided a light-hearted atmosphere and kept theattention high. In addition, action islands with games such as a golf simulator or wheel of fortune created a suitable setting for informal discussions. “We were enthusiastic about the event and would like to express our special thanks to Tootal Quality Resources, who created a forum for customers and partners in such a pleasant way”, Höpfl concluded.

Mahlo GmbH + Co. KG
Mahlo GmbH + Co. KG belongs to the worldwide leading manufacturers of measuring, control and automation systems for the textile and finishing industry as well as the coating, film and paper sector. Mahlo is located in Saal on the Danube in lower Bavaria but operates worldwide: Five branch offices in Italy, Belgium, Spain, China and the U.S. serve as support stations for the key markets. Numerous international agencies and service stations offer customer support throughout the whole world.