A new ecologically friendly technology has been used by Pincroft, a British textile dyer, printer, and finisher, for the finishing of fabrics for a variety of industries and uses. This innovative Technology was developed by Baldwin Technology Co. Inc., a company created in 1918 and headquartered in the US with a global footprint.
As mentioned in a recent Pincroft’s announcement on military fabric finishing, The TexCoat G4 is a precision spray machine designed and manufactured in Europe that not only offers excellent sustainable aspects, such as the reduction of water, chemical, and energy usage, but also the flexibility to adapt to the customer’s needs in terms of single- and double-sided finish application.
The sustainability benefits of this new machine allow Pincroft to save up to 20% of the finishing chemistry, with no waste or color changeovers and no need for periodic pad renewals. The increased chemical concentration also results in a 50% reduction in water consumption. Productivity is also benefited by the use of this new Pincroft’s technology, with an increase of 50% caused by the lower wet pick up which allows for a higher line speed.
With a greater line speed and more effective use of the stenter, the Texcoat G4 also significantly reduces energy usage. The machine also consumes less than 10% of the electric power of a pad.
Versatile textile finishing solution
Pincroft’s new non-contact textile finishing equipment utilizes precision valve technology coupled with improved software algorithms assuring accurate and even finish coverage with virtually no waste.
Vector protection (permethrin), antibacterial, wrinkle resistance, water repellency, stain and filth release, and flame retardancy are just a few of the fabric finishes that may be achieved using Pincroft’s Texcoat G4.
The equipment’s capacity to provide single- and double-sided finishing for fabrics in sectors like automotive, aerospace, defence, home furnishings, oil and gas, mining, and utilities is another example of its adaptability.
Ian Rawcliffe, Pincroft’s Technical Manager says: “The acquisition of this new precision spray technology represents our commitment to the environment, customers and to the investment in our facilities to stay at the forefront of the latest technologies the market has to offer. With the use of the TexCoat G4, customers can rest assured their fabrics are being finished to the highest of standards while decreasing their impact on the environment”.
Rick Stanford, Baldwin’s VP of Global Business Development commented: “I worked with Ian and Pincroft for many years prior to joining Baldwin. Pincroft are known to seek out the latest in cutting-edge technology and their evaluation and implementation of TexCoat G4 was no different. We are pleased that Pincroft, one of the top manufacturers of high-performance technical fabrics, puts their trust in us to assist in lowering their carbon footprint while meeting the performance requirements of their most demanding clients.”
With a British textile legacy of over 130 years, Pincroft provides continuous commission textile services for the pre-treatment, dyeing, printing and finishing of fabrics for a wide range of industries and end uses.
Strategically located in the North West of the UK within their 376,000 sq ft textile finishing dyehouse, they have one of Europe’s largest fully integrated textile processing and finishing operations. At Pincroft they export to more than 80 countries and have an annual production capacity of over 50 million meters.
Military printing and flame retardant finishing are two of their strong areas of expertise, with armies around the world wearing uniforms with fabrics printed and finished by them
With their sister company, Alltex, they can offer flexibility in batch dyeing and fabric finishing.
For more information visit pincroft.co.uk