SURFACE TREATMENT OF TEXTILES
In the form of seat covers, safety belts, and sun protection awnings—to name just a few examples—industrial textiles are an indispensable part of everyday life. Almost every industry sector relies on highly specialized textile materials as well. To continuously improve products and optimize production toward more cost-effective and environmentally friendly processes, the textile industry is constantly investigating new, innovative ideas.
SOFTAL has participated in numerous research projects investigating potential applications of plasma treatment in the textile sector. The primary research focus was on developing an alternative to the extensive use of chemicals in textile processing. The result: Plasma treatment of textiles offers a superior alternative with identical outcomes.
The significant effort required for the storage, usage, drying, and disposal of chemicals is eliminated, as corona treatment occurs within a closed, dry process. Even the comparatively complex ALDYNE™ process uses nothing more than a harmless process gas, a mixture of nitrogen and inert gases. Our in-house research department will gladly share released reports and process descriptions.
We are proud of our growing global customer base, which includes manufacturers of film production lines, finishers, film producers, and research companies. Naturally, the portfolio of products offered by SOFTAL is just as multi-faceted as our customer base. This is made possible by the modular design of our treatment systems, allowing for customer-specific changes and the rapid development of new systems and processes. This ideal starting point enables us to meet customer demands and achieve results. Guaranteed.
SOFTAL has been part of the corona and plasma industry for more than half a century. Our engineers and developers know what really matters at the end of the production day. Factors like easy maintenance and service, low operating costs, long life, and optimum operator safety are considered early in the development process to ensure maximum user-friendliness and uptime.
The numerous hardware and software solutions provided by our treatment systems ensure seamless integration into customer-specific systems and processes. Starting from proven standard components, our systems can be tailored to suit any material and/or process. We specialize in the surface treatment of your materials, so you can focus on your core business.
Plasma treatment is a superior alternative to wet chemical primers! The high costs associated with the storage and disposal of chemicals are eliminated, as are the extensive energy and time required for the primer application and drying processes.
“ALDYNE™ is the modern alternative to wet chemical primer applications. Instead of wet chemicals, ALDYNE™ employs a locally-produced process gas mix of nitrogen and inert gases, which is entirely harmless. In most instances, a process gas control panel is used, allowing the operator to tailor the process gas mixture to the specific requirements of each material being treated individually.