Precision Application Technology for Textile Finishing

This presentation will highlight the adaptation of precision spray technology from a 35-year history in the printing industry to effective use in textile finishing. Through cooperation with textile industry leaders, OEM machine builders and chemistry suppliers, print spray dampening systems have been re-engineered for the purpose of applying softeners, water repellents, other chemistries and remoistening applications and is now in deployed on over 40 stenters in the Americas and Europe. The precision spray systems are providing remarkable reductions in chemistry, water and energy requirements while also improving production capacities. A brief history, application examples and future advancements of the technology will be presented.