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Brückner line for market leader in FR coating

The company is part of the John Holden group and a third-generation family business, established over 50 years ago.

16th May 2018

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Leonberg


Flameproofings, a UK based specialist in the flame-retardant fabric coatings for the upholstery and household textiles markets, has installed and commissioned a state of the art Brückner coating plant at its facility in Bolton. The new coating line is said to address the requirements of Flameproofings concerning energy consumption, productivity and easy handling.

The company is part of the John Holden group and a third-generation family business, established over 50 years ago. According to Brückner, the company worked extensively with the Flameproofings team to define requirements and customise the design of the machine to ensure that all expectations were met or exceeded in all regards.

Brückner Technology Centre in Leonberg. © Brückner

Essential requirements were best in class heat and temperature consistency across and throughout the dryer, non-stop batch changeover and exact application, as well as control of the coating media, according to the customer requirements. Besides the technical features, Flameproofings had high expectations in reducing the energy consumption in support of its sustainability initiatives.

Brückner’s design team, in conjunction with Flameproofings, developed a sophisticated line entry concept with two driven unwind stands, followed by a tension-controlled roller accumulator to avoid length tensions and providing improved dimensional stability. The coating line is equipped with a vertical pin chain system and has specially designed air plenums for homogenous air distribution to the coated fabric. The direct gas heating system, in combination with Brückner’s staggered chamber arrangement and patented split-flow air circulation design, are said to provide best available temperature consistency across the length and the width of the stenter dryer.

Before the order had been finalised, Brückner proofed its competence with coating trials at its technological centre at the company’s headquarters in Leonberg, Germany. “We are very happy that the Technology Centre gives us the possibility to support our customers in the development of their products. Our technologists are assisting our customers at every time, giving them advice in trying out new products or new ma-chine settings,” commented Regina Brückner, owner of the Brückner Group.

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