BRÜCKNER and TINTEX work together to
develop new knitted effects
through textile finishing:
Portugal makes a big a step into the
This mill report highlights the coating of knitted fabric by
BRÜCKNER; technology opens new markets for a Portuguese textile
TINTEX based not far from the
Portuguese / Spanish frontier, in Vila Nova de Cerveira recently
decided to tread the new path in the worldwide competition.
Tintex as a future-oriented company sought the cooperation with
BRÜCKNER to achieve completely new effects with knitted fabrics.
The textile market on the Iberian Peninsula has
become rather small in the last few years, and TINTEX wants to
keep up with future market developments. Whereas, BRÜCKNER is
recognised in the industry as one of world market leaders in the
finishing of extremely sensitive knitted fabric. Therefore, it
was only natural that TINTEX chooses BRUECKNER stenter, which
offers unbeatable advantages particularly regarding the
requirements to the uniform temperature in the treatment of
synthetic fibre blends due to the counter principle and other
View from the line entry.
BRÜCKNER, as an innovative machine builder
completes its coating line with these advantages with a
possibility of coating and laminating this highly sensitive
fabric. At the BRÜCKNER’s Technology Center as well as on a
BRÜCKNER line based at the Institute for Textile and Process
Technology of the Technical University Stuttgart, the customers
can run tests to implement their ideas.
The heart of this finishing line is a stenter with
the proven and patented BRÜCKNER “split-flow“ technology
including the corresponding entry and exit components which are
particularly designed for a low tension fabric transport and an
extremely sensitive fabric surface.
In the entry and in the exit of the machine there
are, however, two special features. The entry stand of the
stenter integrates a newly developed special coating unit. It
allows applying stable and unstable foams as well as pastes by
means of a screen application unit. It takes only a few steps to
change over to a knife-over-cylinder coating system.
In this process, the upper draw roller is used as coating
cylinder. This allows somewhat higher application weights for
stable foam and pastes in the case of more stable fabric.
The exit integrates a laminating/ embossing calender offering
also the possibility to provide with an electrical shortwave
infra-red radiator a directly coated highly elastic knitted
fabric with a shagreen by means of an embossing paper.
The R&D department of Tintex develops innovative coatings. In
future, Tintex wants to produce on the new BRÜCKNER line fabrics
which could not be realized at all up to now or only by means of