International elastic manufacturer Stretchline (Pvt) Ltd has invested in a KD Associates weighing system in its flagship Biyagama dyehouse in a bid to cut wastage and improve right first time processing.

The installation at Stretchline, part of the MAS group supplying Victoria Secret Stores and Marks & Spencer, is UK-based KD Associates' second in Sri Lanka. In 2002 Ocean Lanka, a subsidiary of Hong Kong based Fountain Set Holdings, installed a combined weighing and dispensing system.

"To be able to have complete confidence in your colour kitchen so quickly lets you concentrate on real process improvement, knowing your safety, costs and quality are not being compromised by bad practices," said Ian Wolvers, KDA's South Asia representative.