2 key precision application solutions are offered by Baldwin for fabric makers: TexCoat G4, which offers single or dual-sided application of chemistries like fabric softeners, antimicrobial agents, durable water repellents, and others to textiles, and TexMoister G2, which offers single or dual-sided application of water to fabrics. Both systems use non-contact, precision-valve spray technology.
To ensure good service amid growing demand for sustainable solutions, Fi-Tech will represent Baldwin’s complete textile and nonwovens product lines as its sales agent in the USA and Canada. Fi-Tech Inc., Richmond, VA/USA, is well established as the leading agency and distribution firm for textile and nonwovens machinery. It also maintains a spare parts inventory for many of the companies it represents. The new partnership is effective immediately.
Solutions from Baldwin Technology Company Inc., St. Louis, MO/USA, enable fabric producers to significantly reduce their chemical, water, gas and power consumption while increasing productivity. The contact-free technology makes it possible to eliminate entire steps from the textile manufacturing process, e.g. drying and bath changeovers required when switching between fabric colors to avoid color contamination.
Baldwin precision spray enables either a light topical coating on lightweight fabrics or a deep penetration on heavyweight fabrics in a manner that reduces chemical and/or water consumption by 50% or more when compared with traditional padding methods. The non-contact technology eliminates the chemical wastewater associated with pad changes. The company also provides Rotor Spray technology, which uses rotary discs to achieve an even spray. Rotor Spray meets the demands for very precise low-level application often required in nonwovens applications.
Additionally, Baldwin offers the market’s most efficient corona/plasma treatment systems with high-performance electrodes ensuring effective surface treatment for enhanced dyeing, coating, and adhesion on a variety of textile materials. The slim design enables easy integration and retrofit into existing production lines.
The solutions are used in a wide variety of fabrics from basic jersey and fleece with softening and anti-microbial finishes to technical fabrics such as outdoor gear, military, upholstery, automotive and industrial fabrics utilizing the latest in technical finishes such as DWR, soil release, flame retardants and insect repellent among others.