Digital Textile Finishing
Novara™ digital textile finishing technology delivers sustainability with precision digital application of functional finishes to textiles. Novara™ enables low energy, sustainable fabric finishing with significant cost reductions.
Novara™ is a non-contact technique, that utilises an array of digitally controlled nozzles to deliver precisely defined finishing to fabric. Delivering finishing only where it is needed, with precision 2D digital patterning and registered two-sided coating, Novara™ is a breakthrough manufacturing technology for the next generation of low-cost sustainable textile finishing applications.
Unlike padding, which utilises a bath that is rapidly contaminated with fabric debris and varies in concentration, the non-contact Novara™ process delivers precisely defined finishes from the first to the last meter
Significant chemistry savings
The Novara™ technology has been demonstrated to be suitable for the application of a range of commercially available durable water repellent (DWR), fire retardant (FR) and advanced functional finishes. The system is an open platform and any approved commercial chemistry can be used in the system.
Unlike padding and rotary screen printing there are minimal losses in changeovers. Chemistry consumption can be significantly reduced compared to traditional methods, delivering savings > 25%.
Novara™ can deliver multi-functional incompatible chemistries by either 2D patterning on a single side or applying the finishes to separate sides.
In addition targeting the finishing to digitally defined 2D patterns, the uncoated fabric can be more conveniently recycled.
We have demonstrated a wide range of finish functionalities:
- STAIN RESISTANT
- METALLICS / VISUAL EFFECTS
|Novara™||Pad coating||Rotary screen printing|
|Low chemistry consumption||✔||✘||✔|
|Digital coat weight consumption||✔||✘||✘|
|Changeover time||<15 mins||>1 Hrs||>2 Hrs|
|Digitally connected / industry 4.0||✔||✘||✘|
Enabling the digital future of fabric finishing:
The Novara™ system is full connected and automated, enabling Industry 4.0 manufacturing platforms to be delivered.
The system can be connected to MES/MRP systems, delivering unparalleled supply chain agility and flexibility.
|Throughput||Up to 100m/min|
|Web width||1.8m and 3.6m|
|2D pattern resolution||~1mm|
|Side Application||Single or duplex application|
|Finishing chemistries||Up to 50 cPoise, water-based, up to 50C|
|Multi-functionality||2D and/or sided patterning of up to two functionalities|
|Substrate basis weight||50 - 1000gsm|
|Substrate||Polyester, Nylon, Cotton, Wool, Blends|
|Changeover time||< 15 mins automated|
|Dimensions||2 x 2.5 x 2.5 m|
|In-line drying||IR in-line (optional)|
|Connectivity||Ready for Industry 4.0|
|Power requirements||415V 3 phase 50/60 Hz electrical supply|