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Majocchi adopts Baldwin’s corona treatment technology

Italian textiles manufacturer achieves exacting textile functionality and aesthetics with Baldwin Corona Pure system.

8th February 2023

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Como, Italy

Clothing/​Footwear, Protective

Leading Italian textiles manufacturer Majocchi reports that it has achieved unprecedented functional and visual appeal with its key fabrics since installing Baldwin Technology’s corona surface treatment technology. Based in Tavernerio (Como), Majocchi has cemented itself as a leader in the global textiles market by focusing extensively on applying the latest research and innovation within the field to achieve superior results. 

Taking it to the next level, Majocchi has partnered with US based Baldwin Technology to utilise its unrivalled corona surface-treatment technology to produce superior wettability and adhesion. Corona treatment is a technique that temporarily modifies a substrate’s surface tension properties. The corona oxidation process improves the penetration and absorption of liquids on cellulosic and synthetic fabrics. Utilising corona treatment before resin application on fabrics such as Lycra and polyamide facilitates superior adhesion and resin distribution. As a result, corona-treated fabrics provide exceptional colour and tonal quality. 

Majocchi uses Baldwin’s Corona Pure model to apply polyurethane and acrylic-based coatings to its fabrics. The system allows Majocchi to administer a controllable, uniform coating to achieve the desired functionality and aesthetics.

The system is 2 metres wide with a discharging station and four ceramic electrodes designed for textile applications with the flexibility of customizing plasma dosage for a given fabric structure, width and process speed. The Corona Pure model allows for the treatment up fabrics up to 300 gsm. The system is highly customisable, with single-sided and dual-sided treatment capabilities.

 “With Baldwin’s corona treater, we continue our sustainable innovation process towards goals previously unachievable,” said Andrea Terracini CEO of Majocchi.

Baldwin Corona Pure system in action at Majocchi . © Baldwin Technology

Rick Stanford, Baldwin Vice President of Global Business Development, Textiles commented: “We appreciate Majocchi’s continued confidence in Baldwin’s textile technologies. As textile manufacturers and brands are increasingly looking for process solutions to assist in reaching their sustainability goals, Corona Pure treatment is another tool alongside TexCoat G4 digital finishing in Baldwin’s portfolio of sustainable technology.”

Baldwin’s corona treatment system is built with the operator in mind. The Easy Change feature allows for a seamless replacing of electrodes and rapid cleaning and removal of fibre and dust residue, maintaining optimal exhaust air flow. The treatment system is built with a swivelling housing mechanism, which provides clearance for changes in textile thickness and protects the ceramic electrodes.

Baldwin, based in St. Louis, Missouri, offers 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, and the system’s features allow for fast and easy service.

Baldwin’s solutions are frequently used in the manufacturing of upholstery fabrics, anti-microbial fabrics intended for on-skin contact, and water-repellent fabrics used for jackets, raincoats, backpacks, and similar waterproof garments and items. They are also used for laminated fabrics like those used for swimwear, dresses and intimates, and softened fabrics that are intended for apparel like t-shirts and pants.

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