Catbridge Machinery has designed machines for nonwoven converters that offer slitting and rewinding, spray laminating, and hot melt coating in one web path.
The spray laminating and hot melt coating capabilities are available on machines ranging from large surface winders to narrow lab lines. Lab lines for testing can handle web widths as narrow as 12 inches. Surface winders such as the model 210 and 215 can handle web widths to 144 inches.
These machines integrate a variety of performance features. The tension systems precisely control a wide range of tensions, allowing converters to run diverse products. Shafted, shaftless, or driven unwinds are available. The slitting sections can include one or more slitting methods, as well as automated knife positioning systems. The coating and laminating sections feature bracketry for the adhesive applicators that enables precise position adjustments. The machines can also provide features for specific needs such as unloading tables or roll wrapping stations.
The versatile three-in-ones do the range of work typically requiring three machines. With a single piece of equipment, converters can slit and rewind, coat, or laminate a wide variety of nonwoven products.