April 20, 2024
Machinery

Baldwin Showing Non-Contact Spray Technology At Techtextil

Baldwin Technology is partnering Elmatex GmbH at Techtexil to show how its revolutionary TexCoat G4 precision spray finishing system eliminates chemistry waste on changeover, saves water and achieves faster speeds through the stenter frame among its many sustainable advantages at Techtextil.

The non-contact precision-spray technology helps textile finishers up their game by enabling consistent, high-quality finishing, with zero chemistry waste and drastically minimised water and energy consumption.

“With a cost-sensitive global economy and an increased focus on the environment, customers are placing a premium on sustainability in textile production. TexCoat G4’s non-contact spray technology offers numerous advantages compared to conventional methods,” Baldwin said in a press release.

With Baldwin’s TexCoat G4, the chemistry is precisely distributed across the textile surface and is applied only where it is required, on one or both sides of the fabric.

The non-contact technology eliminates chemistry dilution in wet-on-wet processes, allowing full control of maintaining consistent chemistry coverage rates. Plus, pad bath contamination is eliminated, and changeovers are only required when there is a change of finish chemistry.

According to Baldwin, textile finishers can expect unprecedented tracking and control of the finishing process for consistent quality. Changeovers are easily and quickly performed thanks to recipe management, including automated chemistry and coverage selection.

Furthermore, the system offers automated speed tracking, fabric-width compensation, and real-time monitoring to track system uptime, performance and chemistry usage, as well as active care alerts.

In addition, the TexCoat G4 system can process a wide range of low-viscosity water-based chemicals, such as durable water repellents, softeners, antimicrobials, flame retardants and more.

Baldwin’s innovative technology utilizes the same chemicals used in the traditional pad bath, and no special auxiliaries are required. The recipe is adjusted by increasing the concentration and reducing the pickup by a corresponding amount, so that the same level of solids is applied.

Some applications, such as durable water repellents, are only applied on the face of the fabric, instead of the traditional method of saturation through dipping and squeezing. Drier fabric entering the stenter means lower drying temperatures and faster process speeds.

Single-side applications also open up the opportunity to process back-coated or laminated fabrics in a single pass of the stenter, instead of two passes.

Elmatex is a global distribution partner for leading manufacturers of machines, equipment and accessories, with expertise and experience specific to the textile and nonwovens industries. The technology will be shown at the Elmatex booth Hall 12.0, Stand D63

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