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  • Via Torino 583/6
  • 21020 Mercallo (VA)
  • Italy

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Since 1925, Branca testing instruments for Textile QC   Founded in Milano and today headquartered in MERCALLO (Varese) the company Branca Idealair manufactures and supplies precision air conditioning systems known as Climatic Elements Branca Idealair for the Close-control of temperature and humidity (± 2%) inside textile laboratories and since the beginning testing instruments for control analyses on fabrics, yarns and fibers in Conformity with National and International Standards as ISO, EN, UNI, BS, NF, IWS, SN, GOST, AATCC, ASTM GB, JIS, ITWO, etc..   In 1925, Eng. Alberto Branca studied and proposed the first model of the Branca Regain tester that until today represents the symbol of the company; the moisture regain tester 70S helps the Textile laboratories to obtain more precise results on the merchant practice on textile fiber materials like wool, cotton, silk and others.   Today the company studies the improvement and design of testing instruments improving new technologies able to guarantee a user-friendly management by the operators and allowing them performing repeatable and reliable tests on fabrics, yarns and fibers.   Today Branca Idealair develops a wide range of testing equipment able to satisfy Customer requirements and always offering a professional after-sale service for calibration and certification of testing equipments.   The internal production is carried out only by specialized and qualified staff skilled in mechanical, hydraulic, refrigeration, electrical and software engineering, day by day updating systems with the last new technologies current on national and international practice improving innovative and sustainable solutions to reach the highest quality level for all products.    The TECHNICAL SERVICE is the heart of the company consisting of a team of qualified technicians followed closely by the Head office, that plans all servicing activities by the team with deep knowledge and experience in various application fields.   S.T.A. BRANCA IDEALAIR is certified ICIM ISO 9001:2008 as Quality Management System for servicing activities and associated italian member of ASSOFRIGORISTI (National Association Refrigeration ITALY). 

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- Circular sample cutter 100 MC2;

- Air permeability/traspirability test on garments and industrial fabrics, airbag materials, woven, nonwoven fabrics;

- Hydrostatic test on fabrics, coated and bonded fabrics, water resistant fabrics, resin-treated fabrics




A wide range of precision air conditioning units known as "Climatic Elements Branca Idealair" suitable for laboratory rooms allow to lead the Customer and the Project managers to choose the suitable Unit Type module able to guarantee the maximum efficiency, reliability and continuity of operation 24/24 hours all over the year; the precision close-control on laboratory parameters for temperature (°C / °F) and relative humidity (%) is exclusively guaranteed thanks to the advanced close-control solutions powered by Branca Idealair that assure to satisfy all Requisites following the system closely and remotely to optimize the best regulation on laboratory climatic conditions.    The precision air conditioning Branca Idealair offers the best performances on climatic close control also in extreme conditions with high thermal loads (KW) keeping them stable and within limits; advanced solutions also for the fine control on relative humidity (%) are provided by Climatic units Branca Idealair that able laboratories to reach up to ± 2%.       


Water Proof 35S for hydrostatic test on TECHNICAL TEXTILES

Hydrostatic pressure test on technical fabrics, Sportswear, Gore-Tex, Outdoor fabrics, tents,...

S.T.A. BRANCA IDEALAIR S.A.S. Via Torino 583/6 21020 Mercallo (VA) Italy +39 0331 968 333 info@brancaidealair.it


Precision air conditioning for Textile Laboratories

BRANCA IDEALAIR designs, manufactures and offers precision air-conditioning units known as "Climatic...

S.T.A. BRANCA IDEALAIR S.A.S. Via Torino 583/6 21020 Mercallo (VA) Italy +39 0331 968 333 info@brancaidealair.it


Air permeability 37S for FABRICS

Determination of the air permeability of fabrics, garments, downproof fabrics, non-wovens, filters,...

S.T.A. BRANCA IDEALAIR S.A.S. Via Torino 583/6 21020 Mercallo (VA) Italy +39 0331 968 333 info@brancaidealair.it

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Techtextil 2017

09.05.2017 - 12.05.2017 Hall: 6.1 Stand: B 76