Thermofixing processes

up to 540 cm fabric width


Dimensionally stable, temperature-resistant textiles thanks to controlled heat setting

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During our thermofixing process, we subject the textiles to simultaneous temperature treatment and stretching. The aim is to pre-empt the changes that the textiles will undergo and thereby to prepare them for their intended purpose. We relieve the tension on the fabric and then provide it with controlled dimensional stability. For textiles made of polyamide, for instance, this process concentrates on reducing their elastic elongation and creep tendency; for various types of polyester, it primarily aims to suppress shrinkage when heated.

The tensioning frame is used for drying, fixing and application processes – it allows for the treatment of goods measuring up to 540 cm in width. All units are equipped with high-performance S-roller foulard machines that allow complex, delicate processes to be performed.

We had “S-Walzen Foulards” in the source file, not clear if we should translate as "padding machine" or "foulard machine", we have chosen the latter but this should be verified.

Relaxation

During the relaxation process, the drying, fixing and application stages are not performed using the tensioning frame, but using a unit that transports the textile freely.

Dimensional stability

Dimensional stability is an important property of our technical textiles. It refers to the fabric's ability to retain its shape and appearance even under changing conditions, or at least to ensure that these characteristics only change slightly. This property should be maintained over as wide a temperature range as possible, so that the goods remain dimensionally stable even when subjected to pressure, tension and thermal load.

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