Flexibility in plant operation thanks to variPIPE®: this is what U.S.-based company Unifi Manufacturing, Inc., one of world’s leading innovators in manufacturing synthetic and recycled performance fibers, counts on. Once again, Unifi commissioned EPC Engineering & Technologies GmbH with pipeline design and equipment supply. Within Unifi’s PET plant, the polymer distribution on two lines is being modified in order to ensure a more flexible plant operation.
The basic and detailed design of the melt pipelines was carried out by EPC Engineering & Technologies GmbH using the company's own variPIPE® calculation software. This software was specially developed for the simulation and design of high-pressure pipes for highly viscous liquids. The software was used to calculate the optimum pipe design for the spinning process, ensuring the best possible product quality, maximum flexibility and very good economic efficiency. The design phase of the project is now complete and the plant is currently under construction.
Unifi, Inc. (NYSE:UFI), Unifi Manufacturing, Inc.‘s parent company, is a global textile solutions provider and one of the world’s leading innovators in manufacturing synthetic and recycled performance fibers. The Company’s proprietary technologies offer increased performance, comfort and style advantages, enabling customers to develop products that perform, look and feel better. Through REPREVE®, one of Unifi’s proprietary technologies and the global leader in branded recycled performance fibers, Unifi has transformed more than 14 billion plastic bottles into recycled fiber for apparel, shoes, home goods and other consumer products. Unifi continually innovates to meet consumer needs in moisture management, thermal regulation, antimicrobial, UV protection, stretch, water repellency and enhanced softness. Unifi collaborates with many of the world’s most influential brands in the performance apparel, fashion, home, automotive and other industries. For more information about Unifi, visit www.Unifi.com.
About the EPC Group
EPC Group is an international company group specialized in technology licensing, as well as in planning and implementation of infrastructure projects and industrial plants. The business activities are focused on the chemical, fine chemical and pharmaceutical industry, polymers and fibers, technical Gases, biotechnologies and renewable Energies.
These fields of expertise are represented by EPC Group’s four subsidiaries: EPC Engineering Technologies GmbH, CRYOTEC Anlagenbau GmbH, HI Bauprojekt GmbH and RMN Ingenieure GmbH with currently 300 qualified employees at eight locations in Germany. The family-owned business was founded by the Henkel family and can look back over 145 years of engineering tradition.For more information about the EPC Group, please visit our website: www.epc.com