New opportunities in sack weaving with Starlinger FXa 6.0

The new circular loom FXa 6.0 from Austrian machinery supplier Starlinger will be the centre of attention when it exhibits its most recent innovations for producing woven sacks sustainably at ITMA in Milan. Information on recycling options for the manufacturing of fibre and filament will be available from Starlinger recycling technology at exhibit C315 in Hall 9. At booth B103 in Hall 3, Starlinger Textile Packaging will welcome guests to demonstrate a closed packaging cycle for big bags in which discarded big bags are transformed into new ones once more.

Starlinger is launching an even more effective and user-friendly machine that creates polypropylene tape fabric. Starlinger has been a pioneer in the technological development of circular looms for the manufacturing of woven sacks from plastic tapes for over 50 years.

utilising the brand-new six-shuttle circular loom FXa 6.0. CSO Starlinger According to Harald Neumüller, the company offers a circular loom with the new FXa 6.0 that has much lower energy requirements, a low noise level, and at the same time, a longer spare parts lifespan provides significant cost savings. According to Neumüller, they have been able to significantly reduce quality variations in shuttle roller production and increase their service life by investing in new processes and innovative manufacturing methods for their in-house production, and they also added: “The FXa 6.0 also features a so-called IQ of 350. In terms of machine downtime and work for the machine operators, this implies that there is often just one warp tape break per 350 metres.

Starlinger closes the packaging cycle

With its ‘Circular Packaging’ concept, the company has developed a closed packaging cycle for big bags, in which used ones are recycled into new ones again. Harald Neumüller disclosed that as part of their ‘Circular Packaging’ concept, big bags made of polypropylene fabric are equipped with a material passport that allows to trace their life cycle from production to use to return and recycling, saying: “This means that used big bags can be recycled without significant loss of quality and the regranulate used for producing new big bags – the packaging cycle is closed.”



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