Meet the TMAS members #1: Baldwin
Baldwin Technology Company is currently very busy. Despite the global limitations imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic, the TMAS member company has successfully installed six new fabric finishing systems in just sixty days, while also being highly active in the field of virtual communications.
With its global headquarters in St Louis, Missouri, and its product and technology centre in Arlöv, Sweden, Baldwin is a major manufacturer and supplier of process automation equipment and related consumables for printing, packaging and converting and film extrusion, as well as textiles.
Founded in 1918 in New York, it is now privately owned by the investment arm of multi-billion dollar global manufacturing and engineering consulting firm Barry-Wehmiller, with operations at 21 locations in 10 countries. Over 100 years of know-how has been drawn on in the development of the latest TexCoat G4, TexMoister G2 and Ahlbrandt rotor spray technologies for the textile industry.
Baldwin was able to complete it latest six textile industry installations in a 60-day period thanks to close collaboration between its onsite textile team members, local agents and remote support from Sweden.
For textiles, Baldwin’s precision spray technology processes a wide range of low-viscosity water-based chemicals, such as softeners, anti-microbial agents, water repellents, oil repellents, flame retardants and more. These systems enable fabric producers to significantly reduce chemical and water consumption, while increasing production speeds and eliminating production steps, including drying (multi-pass processes) and bath changeovers when switching fabric colours.
In North Carolina, two new TexCoat G4 precision spray systems are now in production with major international vertical manufacturers of outdoor and automotive fabrics. In Georgia, a major vertical manufacturer of workwear and protective fabrics installed a sanfor precision spray system, which has helped the customer obtain deeper penetration of moisture into fabrics treated with durable water repellents. In Turkey, three new TexCoat G4 systems were installed in Çorlu, northwest of Istanbul, for a large producer of knit fabrics.
Baldwin’s free, interactive webinar, How to Deliver Sustainability with Non-Contact Spray was held twice during October and at the Innovate Textile and Apparel Virtual Trade Show from October 15-30 the company showcased how the TexCoat G4, TexMoister G2 and Ahlbrandt rotor spray technologies can save chemistry, time and production costs, while enabling sustainable textile production.
“Baldwin’s non-contact spray has become a game-changing technology in sustainable textile finishing,” says TMAS Secretary General Therese Premler-Andersson. “It dramatically cuts chemical waste and energy consumption, while increasing productivity and quality. This is a textbook example of how TMAS member companies continue to focus on the development of sustainable solutions.”
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