Baldwin Technology Company Inc, a member of TMAS, the Swedish textile machinery association, is pleased to announce the launch of the TexCoat G4 at the ITMA trade show in Barcelona. The TexCoat G4 is the next generation of the company’s revolutionary non-contact precision application system for fabric finishing.
The system enables a continuously high quality and productive textile finishing process with zero chemistry waste and drastically reduced water and energy consumption.
“We are immensely proud to launch the TexCoat G4 at ITMA 2019,” said Eric Norling, Vice President Precision Application Segment, Baldwin Technology. “This is an opportunity to experience an innovation that drastically improves both the process and product quality, while saving time, valuable resources and contributing to a sustainable future.”
The non-contact spray technology brings numerous advantages compared to conventional methods of applying finishing chemistry. The chemistry is uniformly distributed across the textile surface and is applied only where it is required – on one or both sides of the fabric. This is highly beneficial e.g. when applying water repellants on laminated fabrics, as it eliminates the problem of chemistry affecting the quality of the adhesion layer. Furthermore, the non-contact technology eliminates chemistry dilution in wet-on-wet processes, allowing full control of maintaining consistent chemistry coverage rates. Additionally, with no bath contamination during the finishing process, there is zero downtime during colour or fabric changeovers.
The TexCoat G4 significantly improves sustainability, leading to increased profitability. Hundred per cent of the over sprayed chemistry is recycled and 0 per cent chemistry is wasted during changeovers of chemistry, colour or fabric. As only the necessary amount of chemistry is applied to the fabric, a reduced wet pick-up level of 50 per cent can be achieved, further leading to a 50 per cent reduction of water and energy consumption. The low wet pick-up levels together with a single side spray application enable combined processes and can completely eliminate drying steps, e.g. for laminated fabrics and in the finishing of upholstery textiles.
To read full article, please refer ITJ June 2019 issue