Sanforizing machine for open-width knits and wovens

Why sanforizing open-width knitted fabrics?

Sanforizing of knitted fabric takes an important role in fabric properties, appearance, softness and residual fabric shrinkage.

Sanforizing of knitted fabric is carried out for several purposes, and it can vary according to the specific requirement of each customer. This process is needed to avoid that fabrics shrink after their garmenting.

The process guarantees a final dimensional stability below a final 4-5% which complies with the highest international standards of lab controls. In addition to shrink-proof results, fabrics will acquire softness and a nice finishing surface aspect.

Why Ready?

The Cibitex sanforizing process can guarantee the highest standards of quality for the control of residual shrinkage lengthwise and widthwise in case the machine is equipped with a pin equalizing unit.

The production and controls on the machine are fully automated with the supervision of all the production necessary data for machine setting. Our lines are the result of a long experience and research in close contact with end users and Cibitex’ customers spread all around the world. Such experience is put at disposal of all our new customers who select Cibitex solutions for their finishing and sanforizing process.

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A solution
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READY lines are studied, developed and up-dated in accordance to fashion’s evolution

The sanforizing machines we offer can be completed with various accessories to process a wide range of cotton and blends, viscose and blends and a wide series of other knitted fabrics.

This process is also used for the treatment of synthetics and pigment printed fabrics to assure them a better finishing touch.

It is used for all those fabrics having as final destination the garment industry.

The Cibitex finishing process can guarantee the highest standards of quality for the control of residual shrinkage of your fabrics and is the solution adopted by the most resounding world brands in woven sector.

The READY concept allows to achieve speeds of production up to 20-25 mt/min.


Configuration A

Configuration A

Configuration B

Configuration B

Technical specifications

Working width (mm)
2000 / 2200 / 2400 / 2600

Felt calender diameter (mm)

Fabric to be processed
Cotton and blend, viscose and blends and a wide series of other type of knits. Possibility to run also wovens.

Possible use of machine
In accordance to its configuration

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Cibitex believes in social responsibility as a core value. For this reason we’re constantly engaged in the adoption of internationally recognized best practices in the conduct of our business and customer, suppliers, partners and stakeholders relationship management.

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