Industrial ventilation in the textile sector: the case of GMS Composite Knitting

Our journey around the world to visit plants and businesses where the Pericoli products have been successfully installed continues: this time we flew to Bangladesh to visit a large company that deals with various textile processing.

Bangladesh: textile industry in transformation

According to recent data, the textile-clothing sector currently accounts for 81.16% of Bangladesh’s exports. Historically the EU’s second-largest supplier after China, Bangladesh has multiplied its social and environmental responsibility initiatives over the past decade. Today, establishing itself as one of the safest textile sectors, the local industry however clashes with brands that are not always willing to accept the price increase linked to the improvement of production conditions.

The great tragedy of the Rana Plaza that occurred in 2013, with 1,134 dead and more than 2,500 injured, put the world spotlight on the conditions in which local workers had to work and prompted popular pressure to demand a more restrictive policy, better welfare, a minimum wage increase, and also a higher empowering of female workers.

The approximately 4,000 textile factories in the country that employ 4.4 million workers have the need and the duty to adapt to quality standards that increasingly look to the protection of people in the workplace, safety, and energy saving.

A great work of transformation of the entire supply chain which has also seen the EU and the United States involved in investments also aims at zero tolerance for structural integrity and electrical safety. This translates into safer factories, environments suitable for production, with the right air exchanges, and healthier areas.

Bangladesh has also focused on “green” factories: investments that are part of the desire to reduce emissions in the sector by 30% within 2030, also promoting the use of solar energy in plants. The machines themselves are modernized by purchasing equipment in Europe to make the whole sector more efficient and safer.

Our customer GMS Composite Knitting

GMS started its activity in 1999 and represents a completely integrated and independent reality. It deals with knitting, dyeing, finishing, and sewing of fabrics in cutting-edge and modern plants.

Its production line and its highly qualified operators position it on the market as a serious and reliable partner for the export of textile materials all over the world. GMS is ISO9001 certified.

The request made to Termotecnica Pericoli

GMS relied on our local distributor for the industrial sector – Tool Master – to whom they delegated the task of creating the mechanical ventilation and air recycling systems in 13 new warehouses focused on different use.

We are talking about spaces dedicated to dyeing, weaving, and finishing, but also to the warehouse, shop, chemical plant and the dye works for a total area of ​​over 32,000 m2.

Around 11,000 operators will orbit these workspaces, employed in different roles and on different buildings: the primary requirement is to maintain a healthy environment with temperatures suitable for work with guaranteed air exchanges every 2 min and a drop in temperature of at least 3-4°C.

To satisfy this type of need, we recommended the installation of the EOS53 exhaust fans, which can guarantee excellent performance as well as great efficiency. Our customer also found it convenient and easy to use and maintain and also appreciated it for its large air volume and low noise.

A total of almost 400 fans were installed in the plant.