Industries and Sigma Technologies, Menomonee Falls, WI, have developed
an atmospheric plasma treatment system for nonwovens and filtration
media called Plasma3TM. Plasma3TM operates at atmospheric pressure
and commercial line speeds. The system combines Atmospheric Pressure
Glow Discharge (APGD) technology with a precursor delivery system,
to clean and functionalize the surfaces of a variety of commercial
substrates including nonwovens, filtration media, films, papers, foils
and powders. The system is also capable of simultaneously introducing
gaseous precursors into the plasma region where activation creates
a high concentration of free radicals and other active species on
the substrate surface. Telephone: 262-255-6070; Fax: 262-255-7784;
E-mail: info@ enerconind.com; Website: www.enerconind.com.
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With 266 baby diaper machines manufactured since the company was
founded, Fameccanica, Teatino, Italy, has sold 31 lines during the
past two years. Fameccanicas Superstar baby diaper machine,
which was introduced in 2000, offers operating ease, high efficiency
and waste performance standards and upgradability. The company also
contributed to the launch of training pant machinery and now supplies
machines that offer elastic stretch panels and different size configurations
at higher production speeds. For each configuration, Fameccanica
has developed technologies for state-of-the-art systems for accurately
applying elastic materials to guarantees adequate fits. Fameccanicas
FA-X Superstar TP is more flexible and can be configured to produce
training pants and standard baby diapers on the same line. The company
will also soon begin manufacturing training pants on its FA-X Superstar
XP, with cross direction process manufacturing. Telephone: 39-085-45531;
Fax: 39-085-44609-98; E-mail: email@example.com; Website: www.fameccanica.com.
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The Chemical Foam Systems manufactured by Gaston Systems, Stanley,
NC, have recently been equipped with new software to enhance specific
operating and cleaning sequences to give customers a broader application
flexibility. The systems are operator friendly and reportedly require
no more than one day of training for buyers for full production.
Telephone: 704-263-6000; Fax: 704-263-0954; E-mail: GASTONSYS@aol.com.
Glenro, Paterson, NJ, designs and manufactures gas infrared predryers
for nonwovens finishing lines. The predryers feature Glenros
Radplane rapid-response, gas infrared heaters. In a typical configuration,
the heaters are mounted on two vertical steel frames to form a gas
infrared oven with a small footprint that removes a large amount
of moisture in the nonwoven web before final drying. Insulated,
adjustable reflectors at the predryers entrance and exit ends
minimize ambient air infiltration and improve energy efficiency.
Double-wall doors are also insulated and the dryers contain heat
in their processing areas to allow easy access to the oven interior
for maintenance. The predryers also feature exhaust hoods to remove
water vapor and a combustion control system designed to adjust the
air/gas mixture to the infrared heaters by a thermocouple control
loop. This maintains a constant infrared heater face temperature.
Telephone: 973-279-5900; Fax: 973-279-9103; E-mail: jim firstname.lastname@example.org;
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Several product introductions from Nordson Nonwovens Systems, Dawsonville,
GA, can provide disposable product manufacturers with new performance
capabilities while improving their hot melt adhesive and production
efficiency. An elastic attachment with the SureWrap process improves
creep resistance with lower adhesive add-on rates. Lamination and
core stabilization benefit from enhanced bond strength and improved
pattern cross-web uniformity using the Summit II applicator. For
high speed production, the E-400 electric applicator delivers rapid
dispensing, accurate pattern control and extended service life.
Telephone: 800-727-7224; Fax: 706-216-2981; E-mail: email@example.com;
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The Center of Excellence testing facility at Nordson Fiber Systems,
Dawsonville, GA site actively conducts research and production trials
for nonwovens manufacturers to accurately qualify substrate characteristics
and costs. The pilot line is capable of producing mono and bicomponent
spunbond, meltblown and SMS composites at full production speeds.
Recent trials resulted in the sale of a Nordson 3.2-meter-wide multibeam
spunbond system to General Tekstil sanayi ve Ticaret A.S., Gaziantep,
Turkey. The system can processes polyethylene, polypropylene and
polyester and other raw materials for nonwovens fabric production.
Telephone: 877-256-5227; Fax: 706-216-1517; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org;