A DEDICATED SYSTEM TO DEFINE THE RECIPE FOR THE UNIQUE POLARTEC MATERIAL

 

THE CUSTOMER

Polartec is the premium provider of innovative textile solutions.
Their products range from lightweight wicking and cooling fabrics, to insulation and weather protection textiles, and are utilized by leading consumer brands, the U.S. Military and other global militaries, flame resistant, workwear, and contract upholstery markets. Polartec offers the widest range of fabrics specialized to keep you warm.

THE NEED

To equip the internal dyehouse laboratory with an accurate automated system used to determine the exact recipe and the dyeing process to be replicated in bulk, for the unique Polartec material used in the most challenging environments all over the world.

THE CHALLENGE

To supply an automatic system, working without any operators intervention, that could faithfully reproduce the bulk dyeing process avoiding any risk of error, working 24 hours a day for 7 days a week, suitable to perform the exclusive Polartec fabrics.

THE TECNORAMA SOLUTION

Polartec had already adopted a Tecnorama dispensing system used to cover their laboratory sampling machines needs and, knowing the versatility, accuracy and experience in the development of dispensing systems, they decided to trust Tecnorama solutions again. It has been supplied a system consisting of a Dosorama WS dispensing machine and two dyeing modules Turbodye 8R/20 – in total 16 single independent autoclaves – completely eliminating the manual dispensing and dyeing that requires an intermediate step. The unique Polartec material is winded in material holders developed specifically for the customer’s needs and housed in a dedicated parking area in the machine. Each sample is dyed according to the recipe and the process set by the operator.

 

Date: 2017