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Pincroft installs spray coating system

Non-contact system ensures accurate and even finish coverage with virtually no waste.

19th January 2023

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Adlington, United Kingdom

Clothing/​Footwear, Protective, Sustainable

Adlington, UK-based textile dyer, printer and finisher Pincroft has adopted Baldwin’s TexCoat G4 technology.

The TexCoat G4 is a precision spray machine engineered and manufactured in Europe that not only reduces water, chemicals and energy consumption, but also provides the flexibility to adapt to a customer’s needs in terms of single and double-sided finishing applications.

The new machine will allow Pincroft to save up to 20% of the finishing chemistry it uses, with no waste or colour changeovers and no need for periodic padding unit renewals. It also reduces the amount of water used by 50% as a result of enhanced chemistry concentration. Productivity is also increased by 50% as a result of the lower wet pick up which allows for a higher line speed.

Energy consumption is also highly improved by the Texcoat G4, since a higher line speed leads to a more efficient use of the stenter. The machine also consumes less than 10% of the electric power of a padder.

The non-contact textile finishing equipment utilises precision valve technology coupled with optimised software algorithms to ensure accurate and even finishing coverage with virtually no waste. The Texcoat G4 can be utilised for a number of fabric finishes that include vector protection (permethrin), antimicrobial, crease resistance, water repellency, stain and soil release and flame retardancy.

“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,” said Pincroft’s technical manager Ian Rawcliffe. “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.”

“I worked with Ian and Pincroft for many years prior to joining Baldwin,” added Rick Stanford, Baldwin’s VP of global business development. “The company is known to seek out the latest in cutting edge technology and its evaluation and implementation of the TexCoat G4 was no different. We are pleased that Pincroft, one of the top manufacturers of high-performance technical fabrics, puts its trust in us to assist in lowering carbon footprint while meeting the performance requirements of the most demanding clients.”

www.pincroft.co.uk

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