A typical integrated coating line by A. Monforts Textilmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG, Mönchengladbach/Germany, is automated from the inlet feed to the winder and includes weft straightening, the MontexCoat coating device, Montex TwinAir drying chambers, an Eco Booster heat recovery system and a cooling zone, with visual touchscreen control via the proven Qualitex system and full Teleservice access, as well as a new hand-held device.
A number of blade options are available for the MontexCoat coating unit, including air knife, roller knife, magnetic roller and foam coating, in addition to screen printing. The company also provides fully explosion-proof lines for solvent-based coatings and for high-temperature processes up to 320°C, such as for PTFE sintering.
Especially with magnetic roller, it is possible to carry out applications such as full PVC coatings, pigment dyeing or minimal application surface and low penetration treatments. With the use of this technology, there no difference in the pressure being applied anywhere on the fabric. With 4 different magnet positions possible, the roller can be set to operate both as a direct coating system and as an indirect coater. This technology is recommended for companies working with fabrics of over 2.4 m.
Adjusting the roller surface, rather than changing the finishing formulation, to match the required add-on and viscosity for each coating effect required, leads to much higher output from the line.