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Textile Industry

Yarn Drying

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.



Yarn Preparation

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.

Finishing of Fabrics

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.