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The use of radio frequency dryers has been well established as a means of drying textile yarns. The major benefit of a radio frequency dryer is that it removes water evenly throughout the yarn package.
Conventional drying ovens dry yarn packages from the outside. This means that water content increases towards the center of the package and this effects the elongation characteristics of the yarn. In subsequent textile operations, knitting or weaving, such variations create serious manufacturing problems. Evenly dried yarn packages are therefore essential and can be produced typically on an open mesh PTFE KEVLAR belt, such as GORTEF 9003, with KEVLAR edge reinforcement and a non metallic joint.
Prior to weaving, most textile yarns are treated in some way to improve their handabililty and mechanical properties. Such processes usually involve treatment with materials that are sticky, and quickly contaminate heated rollers and cylinders leading to interference with processing. In many cases this problem can be overcome quite simply by covering all contact areas of rollers and cylinders with GORTEF 116.15AD
It is extremely important to note that any surface to be covered must be absolutely clean and thoroughly dry. GORTEF ADHESIVE TAPE should be applied carefully to ensure no entrapment of air and then rubbed down vigorously to effect the best adhesion.
A problem in the textile industry in the finishing of cloth, is the build-up of sizing, dye and lint on cylinders or ? dry cans ?, and the resultant down time for clean-up.
Thisproblem has been addressed by spray coating the drying cylinders with TEFLON. The many limitations to spray coating include; a source to do the work; the down time while the rolls are out of the plant; the cost of shipping the cylinders; the danger of damage to the coating in transit; and the high cost of spray coating.
The application of GORTEF 108.08 AD or GORTEF 216.13 AD to the ? dry cans ? eliminates the disadvantages of spray coating since the work may be done in the textile plant by plant personnel. Another advantage of using GORTEF ADHESIVE TAPE is that in the event of accidental damage, repair patching may be done without removing the roll from the equipment. And, in addition to the initial cost savings of GORTEF ADHESIVE TAPE over spray coating, the GORTEF ADHESIVE TAPE generally lasts two to three times longer.