A mutually beneficial relationship will enhance sustainability in the textile industry by reducing energy, water, chemicals and processing time with innovative spray technology. Zeis Textiles Extension (ZTE) at North Carolina State University’s Wilson College of Textiles, Raleigh, NC/USA, have partnered with Baldwin Technology Co. Inc., St. Louis, MO/USA, to utilize its precision spray technology for chemical applications, TexCoat G4, in the dyeing and finishing lab.
The non-contact precision spray technology in the TexCoatG4 allows for even application of a wide range of low-viscosity water-based chemicals to one or both sides of the fabric. Compared to traditional pad applications, the system from Baldwin Technology enhances productivity, efficiency and sustainability by reducing water use by up to 50%, reducing drying time and energy up to 50%, recycling 100% of chemistry used, reducing downtime for changing or cleaning baths between fabrics and reducing water and chemical waste.
In addition to equipment partnerships such as this, companies within the textile industry can partner with ZTE to utilize the pilot lab for the opportunity to test new processes and products at an industry scale. The labs within ZTE employ student workers and are available for use in their capstone and research projects.
»We are excited to be teaming up with Zeis Textiles Extension with our precision spray technology for textile finishing. NC State is recognized as a global leader in research and education for the textile industry.«
Rick Stanford, vice president of global business development for textiles, Baldwin Technology