TexCoat G4 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, according to a press release by Baldwin.
With a cost-sensitive global economy and an increased focus by brands and consumers 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 of applying finishing chemistry.
US’ Baldwin will showcase its TexCoat G4 precision spray finishing system at India ITME 2022 to demonstrate how its product eliminates chemistry waste on changeover, saves water, and achieves faster speeds through the stentor frame. The company will also present its Plasma Pure corona treatment and TexMoister G2 remoistening technologies at the event.
With Baldwin’s system, 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.
Baldwin’s TexCoat G4 offers textile finishers 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, anti-microbials, flame retardants, and more. Baldwin’s technology utilises 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, added the release.
“We are looking forward with great enthusiasm to finally be able to meet face to face with India’s dynamic textile industry,” said Rick Stanford, Baldwin Technology’s VP of global business development, textiles. “During the pandemic, we introduced TexCoat to numerous textile executives via Zoom meetings. However, there’s no substitute for direct interaction and for the market to be able to see and touch TexCoat in person.”
India ITME will be held from December 8–13, 2022 at the India Exposition Mart in Noida, India and Baldwin will be welcoming visitors in Hall 7A B9 at the venue.
Fibre2Fashion News Desk (NB)