How Tintex Optimized Production While Preventing Waste

TINTEX was founded in 1998. Since then, they have been chasing their mission to create high quality, natural based, responsible jersey fabrics to better supply both timeless & innovative circular knit fabrics for the fashion, athleisure, intimate & home textiles segments. TINTEX believes technology is a mean to achieve quality, performance, & sustainability goals. They approached Smartex because defective production avoided during the knitting stage has a positive impact on multiple following processes.

Location North of Portugal 
Duration 70 days of case study analysis (Smartex devices are still running in the factory)

TYPES OF PRODUCED DEFECTS

ELASTANE | YARN DEFECTS

68%

NEEDLE | SINKER | OIL DEFECTS

32%
11
PAYBACK (in months)
3
ROI

Waste Prevented

1 800 (L)

of water per month by not sending defective rolls to the dye house

201 600 (Kwh)

of machinery energy savings per month by not producing & processing defective fabrics

59 (H)

of production time each month by not producing & processing defective fabrics

16 200  (Kg)

of C02 savings per month by not being emitted while generating defective production

4 050  (Kg)

of fabrics per month which would have contained defects without Smartex

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