The Zeis Textiles Extension (ZTE) at North Carolina State University’s Wilson College of Textiles has formed a working relationship with the Kansas-based Baldwin Technology Co. The college will use Baldwin’s TexCoat™ G4 precision spray technology for chemical applications in its dyeing and finishing lab. This relationship will enhance sustainability in the textile industry by reducing energy, water, chemicals and processing time with innovative spray technology.
Other textile companies can partner with ZTE to use the pilot lab 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.
“NC State is recognized as a global leader in research and education for the textile industry,” says Rick Stanford, Baldwin Technology’s vice president of global business development for textiles. “This opportunity exposes future textile leaders to the benefits of our spray technology in finishing and serves as a test site where brands, mills, chemical providers and others in the textile supply chain are lining up to see Baldwin’s TexCoat sustainability capabilities firsthand.”