How Can IR Heaters Boost Textile Production Efficiency?

Expertise13 Nov 2023
The white paper explains the advantages of IR lamps in the textile industry in drying processes for finishing textiles. Because choosing the right IR emitters for the process means greater precision, lower energy costs and increased productivity.

Author: Silke Landtwing, Editor

Heating processes with infrared radiation (IR radiation) are mostly used in the textile industry for drying and finishing textiles. Finishing gives textile raw materials their desired wear and care properties, their feel (also haptics) and their appearance. Examples include the color and feel of clothing fabrics, the print design of advertising banners, stain-repellent and moth-proof finishes for carpets and the coating of tent fabrics to make them waterproof.

The right choice of infrared radiators is crucial

In the expertise (white paper), the two Leister IR professionals Oliver Hinz and Silvio Conti share their knowledge with you and explain:

  • what needs to be considered when using IR emitters in finishing processes,
  • which infrared emitters are best suited for textile finishing processes and
  • why machine operators benefit most when they use medium wave IR metal foil emitters for textile finishing.

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  • Management Summary
  • Introduction
  • IR Heating Processes in Textile Finishing
  • IR Heaters for the Textile Industry
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Different IR Heaters
  • Process Control – Temperature-Controlled Versus Power-Controlled
  • Potential Energy Savings
  • Conclusion