14. May 2019 | Techtextil

Monforts: Coating units for technical textiles

Monforts auf der Techtextil
The extremely flexible texCoat unit at Mariani in Italy is allowing the company to carry out both knife over air and knife over roller coating based on simple and user-friendly PLC techniques
Source: Monforts

The machine manufacturer from Mönchengaldbach, Germany, will demonstrate a number of enhancements that have recently been made to its texCoat and Allround coating units.

In a major development for the coating of technical textiles and nonwovens, Monforts is now offering the coating roller for its texCoat and Allround coating units as an optional carbon fiber version, in order to meet even the highest level of coating accuracy that is being demanded by the most exacting customers today.

“The carbon rollers provide the extreme stiffness necessary to deal with the winding tension required in the processing of materials such as prepregs for composites and other heavyweight fabrics, but at the same time, a significant improvement in coating accuracy is achieved, even for very lightweight flexible materials,” explains Jürgen Hanel, Head of Technical Textile. “In addition, the surfaces of the rollers are protected against both abrasion and damage from aggressive chemicals by a special ceramic coating.” A further benefit is that the rollers are much easier to clean, he adds.

 “All of these developments are reflected in higher coating accuracy and the resulting quality of the treated fabrics. At the same time, our latest multi-functional coating heads offer an unprecedented range of options, with a wide range of modules available.”

Machine layouts for the technical textiles and nonwovens industries now account for more than 25% of Monforts’ turnover and notable recent successes have included the supply of a complete six-metre-wide coating unit to a leading manufacturer of substrates for digitally-printed soft signage in Germany.

Other systems are in place for applications ranging from carbon fabrics for high-performance composites and filter media which must perform in extreme temperatures, to flame retardant barrier fabrics, heavy duty membranes for the collection and storage of methane in biogas plants, and materials equipped with sensors and electrical conductors employed as base liners in DSC solar cells, to name just a few.

Hall 3.0 Booth F01

edited by Petra Gottwald

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