Monforts acquired the ‘know how’ of coating specialist Timatec and offers one stop coating solutions
A. Monforts Textilmaschinen announced at ITMA the takeover of ‘knowhow’of European coating specialist Timatec and that it will begin manufacturing coating machines at its high-tech Austrian factory Montex Ges.m.b.H
Timatec has a portfolio of coating units for virtually all applications – including solvents treatment and for wider width fabrics. Its product range includes ‘knife over air’, ‘knife over roller’. ’magnetic rollers’, and ‘printing-head coating’ options. Due to its small sales force Timatec had only been active in the Central European markets resulting in excellent references.
Manufacturing for the company’s coating machine modules will take place in Monforts high tech manufacturing facility Montex Ges.m.b.H, St Stefan, near Klagenfurt, Austria; opened more than 33 years ago. Timatec’s former director will support Monforts as a consultant.
With the ‘know-how’ acquisition, Monforts continues to expand its competence for coating textiles and technical textiles for the benefit of its customers by offering a complete coating line from a single source. Monforts is able to provide a worldwide distribution network for sales and service of all its coating systems with a proven technology in the market place. Demand by the market segment for coated fabrics is predicted to continue increasing.
Responding to the demand by the coating segment for textile finishing, A.Monforts Textilmaschinen has announced a single source for new and innovative one-stop solutions; particulary for technical textiles. Following the takeover of ‚knowhow‘ of coating specialist Timatec – announced at ITMA – Monforts will, for the first time, offer a complete package of coating solutions for all types of coating applications – ensuring increased profitability, flexibility and functionality .
Together with Monforts finishing ranges and the proven Timatec ‘know how‘ with advanced modern coating systems integrated into the Montex stenters, Monforts will offer a complete range of options for coating applications. These include knife over air, knife over roller, magnetic roller and printing-head coating options.
Single sourced solutions ranging from single sided applications of finishing agents such as, for example, outdoor clothing and functionalization of textiles in the home textiles sector, through to sophisticated lightweight construction using innovative textile-based coated materials in the automotive and aerospace industries are now available. The various coating modules can be used with or without a magnet system. For working widths above 240 cm use of a magnetic doctor blade is recommended. The coating systems are available in four versions – basic, multi-functional, universal and multi-functional. The basic version, for example, offers manual adjustment in two positions for air knife and roller knife coating and printing without magnet for working widths of up to 240 cm. The Multi-functional version with two position manual adjustment is designed for magnetic knife coating with a working width of up to 240 cm and screen printing. The Universal version features motorised adjustment with three positions for foam coating, roller knife coating and magnetic knife coating; for working widths above 240 cm. The fourth, Multi-functional version, with three position motorised adjustment has been designed for direct fabric feed coating applications using printing templates and operating modes with roller knife and magnetic knife. .
Monforts can also provide Ex-proof ranges for solvent-based coatings and for high temperature processes up to 320°C such as, for example, PTFE sintering.
The Monforts range of coating solutions also includes the recently introduced Montex Allround. Designed for constantly changing technical textile coating process applications, the systems coating modules can be quickly and easily changed by a specially designed undercarriage from the side of the unit; allowing it to be adapted for different applications.
The Montex Allround, which consists of a spreading unit and a pulling device along with the selected coating head, allows for the tension-free coating of the substrate along a greatly reduced web path. It also offers a very short period of ‘open’ coating prior to it entering the dryer; ensuring significantly less chance of contamination. The unit can also be enclosed with a special casing when the handling of fabrics treated with organic, or even toxic solvents is taking place.
All Monforts coating systems feature simple and user friendly PLC techniques with on screen visualisation for all operating modes. Recipe management for different coating processes are integrated in to the proven Qualitex control system of the Montex stenter.
Monforts provide a worldwide distribution network for service and sales of all its coating systems offering proven technology in the market place.
Monforts Coating unit ‘system Timatec’ with magnetic roller