Brueckner supplies flame retardant coating line to UK market leader
Flameproofings Ltd., UK are a market leader in the flame retardant coating of fabric for the upholstery and household textiles markets. The company is part of the John Holden group and a third generation family business, established over 50 years ago. They installed and commissioned recently a state of the art Brueckner coating plant in its facility in Bolton, UK. The line was sold through the Brueckner agent John Bradley in Macclesfield, UK.
Brueckner worked extensively with the Flameproofings team to define requirements and customise the design of the machine to ensure that all expectations were met or exceeded in all regards. Essential requirements were best in class heat and temperature consistency across and throughout the dryer, non-stop batch changeover and exact application as well as control of the coating media according to the customer requirements. Besides the technical features Flameproofings had high expectations in reducing the energy consumption in support of its sustainability initiatives.
Brueckner’s design team, in conjunction with Flameproofings Ltd, developed a sophisticated line entry concept with two driven unwind stands, followed by a tension controlled roller accumulator to avoid length tensions and providing improved dimensional stability. The coating line is equipped with a vertical pin chain system and has specially designed air plenums for homogenous air distribution to the coated fabric. The direct gas heating system, in combination with Brueckner’s staggered chamber arrangement and patented split-flow air circulation design, provide best available temperature consistency across the length and the width of the stenter dryer.