|Bekaert – Quality
products for short staple carding|
by Dr. Lieven Vangheluwe, Technical and development
Bekaert Carding Solutions N.V. (Belgium).
actively supplies customers in a wide range of textile
applications like reeds, heddles, card clothing, jacquard
springs, metal fibres, polymer fibre screens, nylon coated
brassiere wire and hook and eye wire. Besides that they
have been manufacturing round steel wires for card
clothing for decades. Quality comes through innovation and
experience. It is a general truth that applies to any
industrial sector including the one of textile. Steel wire
manufacturer Bekaert takes pride in scoring well on both
grounds. Being well established in the general card
clothing business as well as in the different segments of
short staple carding.
One of Bekaert’s latest accomplishments was the optimization
of the flat tops for cotton carding in ring- and open-end
spinning applications. The flats are characterised by a
consistent setting pattern (figure 1), tip sharpness (backing
off and side grinding-see picture 2 & 3) and extra hardened
points. The combination of these features result in a
significant improvement of the product quality and the
durability of the tops.
Dirk Van Hoeylandt, Global Sales and Marketing manager at
Bekaert Carding Solutions NV (Belgium) states that: “The
development of the new flat tops is a direct result of the
thorough technical know-how and the high manufacturing quality
that is so typical for the Bekaert organization. By placing high
priority on meeting the market’s needs, Pakistani customers are
more and more relying on Bekaert’s carding solutions.”
The flat tops are an addition to Bekaert’s full product range
for short staple applications. This includes blowroom, lickerin,
doffer, cylinder (see table 1 for cylinder product offering),
take-off and open-end wire; as well as stationary flat tops,
cleaning fillets and ancillary wire. Bekaert is supplying for
all generations of cards - including for the most modern
high-speed cards - for OE, carded and combed cotton applications
as well as for synthetics.
Trials worldwide on the full range of short staple
applications (combed and card ring spinning, open end,
synthetics) have shown that Bekaert card wire – including tops –
provides optimum performance to its customers. Figure 4 shows
the performance (nep removal efficiency) of 12 Trützschler TC03
cards at a single customer mounted with Bekaert wire. This mill
selected Bekaert based on the performance result of trials with
the 3 major suppliers of card clothing.
Bekaert also supplies the high speed segment. In 2008,
customers in 11 different countries (among which all major
cotton spinning countries) ordered Bekaert card wire for Rieter
C60 or Trützchler TC03 cards, mostly for cotton applications
(combed, carded and OE). Many Pakistani companies are now
successfully running Bekaert card clothing on their high speed
cards. For example: Faisal Spinning Mills Ltd., Alam Cotton
Mills Ltd.,Blessed Textile Mills Ltd. Unit No. 3, Reliance
Weaving Mills Ltd. No. 4 and Zahra Textile are running Bekaert
card wire on Rieter C 60. Reliance Cotton Spinning Mills is
using Bekaert card wire on Rieter C 60 and Trutzschler DK 903.
Artistic Milliners relies on Bekaert card wire for
Trutzschler DK 903 & TC 03. Azgard 9 Ltd. and Shahbaz Garments
are using Bekaert card wire on Trutzschler DK 903. West Point
Manama Ltd, Hussain Mills Ltd. Unit 3, Three Stars Hoisery Mills
(Pvt.) Ltd., Sapphire Fibre Mills Ltd No. 3 and Ellcot Spinning
Mills Ltd are using Bekaert card wire on Rieter C 51. Quetta
Textile Mills Ltd. and Hussain Mills Ltd. Unit 5 are running
Bekaert card wire on Trutzschler TC 03.
Bekaert: the independent partner for your card wire needs
Bekaert reinforces its status of independence and recognized
leader in the card clothing business through partnerships with
textile machine builders and customers world wide. In Pakistan,
Bekaert is partnering with TEP (The Textile Engineers of
Pakistan Pvt. Ltd) and with ISD (International Sales and
Distribution Pvt. Ltd).
TEP is the exclusive agent in Pakistan for Bekaert Carding
Solutions. They are covering the entire country via their
regional sales offices in Karachi and Lahore.
TEP offers a full technical service (mounting, trouble
shooting) through their dedicated service technician for Bekaert
card clothing products.
TEP is in constant contact with the sales manager responsible
for Pakistan (firstname.lastname@example.org) and with the technical
team of Bekaert Carding Solutions to offer a comprehensive
service (e.g. optimized specifications and product selection) to
the Pakistan market.