Zeis Textiles Extension (ZTE) at North Carolina State University’s Wilson College of Textiles announces its new working relationship with Baldwin Technology Co. Inc., utilizing its precision spray technology for chemical applications, TexCoat G4™, in the dyeing and finishing lab. This mutually beneficial relationship will enhance sustainability in the textile industry by reducing energy, water, chemicals and processing time with innovative spray technology.
In addition to equipment partnerships such as this, companies within the textile industry can partner with ZTE to utilize the pilot lab for the opportunity to test new processes and products at an industry scale, exposing them to new technologies and possibilities without interrupting their manufacturing timelines. The labs within ZTE employ student workers and are available for use in their capstone and research projects.
Baldwin Technologies is a global equipment manufacturer for a number of industries. With more than 100 years in innovation and 35 years of experience in spray valve technology for offset printing, Baldwin is revolutionizing textile finishing by employing non-contact precision spray technology such as in the TexCoatG4™, which allows for even application of a wide range of low-viscosity water-based chemicals to one or both sides of the fabric.
Compared to traditional pad applications, the system enhances productivity, efficiency and sustainability by:
● Reducing water use by up to 50 percent;
● Reducing drying time and energy up to 50 percent;
● Recycling 100-percemt of chemistry used;
● Reducing downtime for changing or cleaning baths between fabrics; and
● Reducing water and chemical waste.
This partnership promotes Baldwin Technology and keeps the Wilson College at the cutting edge of advancements in the textile industry, allowing both students and companies to gain access to this eco-friendly finishing equipment. It has the potential, therefore, to revolutionize the current industry as well as that of the future, as students graduate and take their knowledge around the world becoming the industry leaders of tomorrow.