Friday, October 4, 2019
In a recent edition of The Singapore Engineer, BOGE Singapore has been featured as one of the key players in Asia's growing textiles industry.
Written by Sarah Begum, the article makes for a fascinating read as it explores current and future trends for one of the healthiest industries in the world. In this article, we are going to outline some of the thought provoking points in Sarah Begum's piece, and highlight why BOGE Singapore is uniquely positioned to meet Asia's unparalleled textiles manufacturing growth.
Why Asia's Textile Industry is Growing
Few industries around the world can match the growth of Asia's textile sector. Textile production throughout Asia is responsible for 46% of all global textiles. In areas such as Indonesia, growth between 2018 and 2019 more than doubled, and many places throughout the Asia-Pacific region are seeing similar figures. There is no doubt that the next decade is going to be a prosperous one for textile manufacturers, but they need the right technologies to fully leverage this trend.
The reason for such growth throughout Asia is complex. Sarah Begum points out in her article that radical urbanisation - where populations are moving into and around sprawling cities in search of work - is a key driving force behind textiles growth. Not only is there a larger workforce available for manufacturers, but many of these people are seeing increased living standards in the cities. This has led to higher disposable incomes, which in turn mean more people can afford clothes and other accessories involving textiles. Alongside this, industries as varied as automotive manufacturing and mattress production are requiring increasingly complex, fashionable textiles for their products; and a fashion savvy public is always on the lookout for the next big aesthetic trend.
Another important factor discussed in the article is that people are becoming more environmentally conscientious. This has resulted in demand for new forms of textiles which are non-toxic and friendly to the environment. One of the main ways to create such materials is to decrease energy use which in turn reduces any pollution created through textile production.
All of this means that textile manufacturers are having to ramp up production, and quickly. They are having to retrofit their existing factories with infrastructure which can power their equipment and tools. With over 111 years of experience creating industry leading air compressor technologies, BOGE is perfectly positioned to deliver the key compression tools required to meet such demand.
New Innovation Leads to New Opportunities
BOGE Kompressoren has always set itself apart from competitors by being passionate about manufacturers' needs. If an industry requires a new feature and this need is not being met, BOGE and its engineers then dedicate themselves to developing new technologies to meet these needs and exceed manufacturer expectations.
A great example of this is, as pointed out in the The Singapore Engineer's article, is how artificial intelligence, systems integration, automation, and lower energy use, are all being leveraged by BOGE to increase textile companies' profits, while lowering costs for the consumer. BOGE air compressors are continually producing increased flow rates and pressures for less kW usage. In parallel with this, companies such as Tamicare and DyeCoo are opening up new frontiers by creating new textiles and ways to incorporate electronics into textiles, while BOGE is providing the clean compressed air necessary to manufacture these incredible new products which are going to change the way we think about fabrics.
Most importantly, manufacturers need compressed air they can trust, and that is what BOGE air compressors produce.
Textile Growth Can Only be Met with Clean Air Production
The main thrust of Sarah Begum's article is that air quality during textile production is a real concern for manufacturers. Not only is the compressed air supplied during manufacturing used to power tools and create new materials through drying, but it is also used to clean industrial environments to keep equipment working and employees safe from chemical exposure. Moisture, dust, oil particulates, contaminants and other chemicals – if any of these are found in compressed air, manufacturers could potentially lose millions due to spoiled products and, even worse, injured people. When manufacturers use BOGE compressed air technologies, they know they can breathe a sigh of relief because our compressed air is clean and reliable, keeping people and products safe in equal measure.
The article in the latest edition of The Singapore Engineer highlights the BOGE products which can help the textile industry meet its new and growing demand, safely. The S-3 and S-4 series of compressors are discussed in detail, with both ranges including models perfectly developed for textile manufacturing of every kind. Whatever precise specifications a textile manufacturer requires, when it comes to air compression, BOGE has the products to meet those specifications with efficiency and the environment in mind. This includes BOGE's oil-free screw and Turbo compressor models which are brilliant options for powering air jet looms with their completely clean air. For budget conscious producers, spinning can be achieved using oil-injected screw compressors, but this must be done in tandem with filtration options to remove any residual oil.
When filtration is combined with oil-lubricated BOGE compressors, friction is reduced and corrosion and abrasion are kept to a minimum. However, even BOGE's oil free offerings include cutting edge materials which mimic the lubrication of oil without any contamination. Both these approaches lead to longer lasting machines. This is one of the reasons why BOGE's compressors are known for their longevity, saving manufacturers millions of dollars in maintenance and replacement costs.
Read the Full Article
Sarah Begum's article in The Singapore Engineer explores the latest developments for the textile industry in greater detail. The article also outlines the clear advantages textile manufacturers can expect to gain when using BOGE compressors in their plants and production lines. Read the article here along with other fascinating pieces, and if you have any queries about BOGE Singapore's compressor technologies and how they can help your textile business prepare for upcoming challenges and growth, contact one of our trained advisors today.