Press Release - March 2018
Morrison increases its dominance in Denim business during 2017
Driven by fashion denim trends and an overall demand increase, denim producers around the world added new capacity from Morrison during 2017 and through the present. Morrison Denim Systems was formed to provide the denim industry an integrated, single source solution for indigo rope dyeing, denim preparation and finishing equipment, and five all-new factories have bought into this principle over the last year. Three existing factories have expanded capability as well as capacity with MDS in this same period.
Turkey and Bangladesh have each selected Morrison for three projects. An export-oriented new Indian company is having their factory startup concluded as of this writing. We are encouraged that a new market in Uzbekistan has opened with Morrison technology: a denim mill is set to install our machines in 3rd quarter, and there are strong indications this country is setting up to become a major player in the industry.
Fashion denim is driving producers to enjoy the efficiency and quality of rope indigo dyeing from MDS. Innovations in fine yarn handling have moved rope dyeing into the area once thought to be only capable on sheet dye ranges. From fine-yarn tuned ball warping and long chain beaming systems to automated, intricate multi-dye mix, feed and dye recirculation systems, Morrison has moved nimbly to supply market requirements. Our patented Peak Washer systems within our indigo dye ranges have been widely adopted, resulting in 50% wash water consumption reductions as well as re-beaming improvements.
Another producer trend we are experiencing is the retro-fitting and modernization of existing rope dye ranges. Due to the superior durability of our ranges, many have out-lived the drive and automation systems. Many are approaching us to make range reconfigurations, such as steamer additions, and provide modern touch screen drive and automation for new requirements at a lower cost and shorter leadtime than would result from all-new purchases.
Your local Morrison representative has more information.