In the context of a cost-sensitive global economy and an increased focus by brands, consumers and regulatory agencies on sustainability, customers are placing a premium on sustainability-advantage textile production. With its Texcoat G4 precision spray finishing system, the manufacturer of finishing systems Baldwin Technology Company Inc., St. Louis, MO/USA, enables faster and more sustainable textile finishing, eliminating chemistry waste on changeover, saving water, and achieving faster speeds through the stenter frame and relaxed dryer.
Texcoat G4’s non-contact spray technology offers numerous advantages compared to old and commodified methods of applying finishing chemistry. It processes a wide range of low-viscosity water-based chemicals, such as durable water-repellants including PFAS-free softeners, anti-microbials and flame retardants, just to name a few. The company's technology uses the same chemicals as found in traditional pad baths with no special auxiliaries required.
In addition to Texcoat G4, Baldwin is offering its Plasma Pure treatment for textiles. The system enables more efficient dyeing, coating and lamination of textiles and nonwovens. Its ceramic electrodes generate an air plasma used to efficiently treat the fabric surface. Key benefits include dramatically improved absorption and adhesion properties of the fabric, boosting productivity while enhancing the absorption properties with an optimized and uniform dyeing result and a significant acceleration of the absorption process. Laminated fabrics benefit from Plasma Pure technology with greater bonding strength.