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New Machinery Investment Places Meridian As Top Package Dye House In US

American yarn manufacturing may be undergoing major transformations this year.

Meridian Specialty Yarn Group (MSYG) announced Tuesday that it will be investing in new controls, machines, robotics and technology for top and tow dyeing at its manufacturing plant in Valdese, North Carolina. The million-dollar investment ranks MSYG as the most modern dyeing technology manufacturer in the United States.

Galvanin S.p.A, the world’s leading yarn dyeing equipment manufacturer, sold the new machinery to MSYG which includes a patented Color Service dosing system for dispensing auxiliaries and chemicals,  dyeing equipment control systems and a skein printing machine. These will replace MSYG’s old manufacturing equipment by early 2017.

“We are very pleased to have been chosen as the supplier for all of the package, tow, tops and hank dyeing machinery for this important project and it is a pleasure to work with such an experienced team of professionals as that at Meridian,” Marcello Galvanin, president of Galvanin, said. “We look forward to seeing this project through and see it as a showcase for next generation yarn dyeing operations.”

MSYG’s new technology update will increase its production to 16 million pounds of yarn annually, expand its markets and also contribute to sustainable yarn manufacturing practices.

“Our new technology gives us the capability to process every dyeable substrate, which is very unusual in the dyed yarn world. Most dye houses specialize in certain products, but we will be in a position to source from all over the world, from every type of textile fiber, supporting a wide array of end uses,” Tim Manson, president of MSYG, said.

Vertical, low liquor machines will dye yarn substrates in place of older package dye equipment and also process other fibers at the manufacturing plant. The new machinery will increase production, dyeing quality and reduce energy consumption.

Manson spoke about how the new machinery will contribute greatly to other opportunities for American yarn manufacturing down the road. “This is the dye house technology of the future and we are delighted to be at the forefront of bringing this new technology to North America in such a comprehensive manner,” he said.