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Arville builds new state-of-the-art coating facility
Arville, specialist in fabric design, weaving technology, coating, finishing, and product fabrication, has completed the latest phase in a £1million upgrade of its fabric coating plant, following a two year project to overhaul the site.
Arville has long been passionate about continued innovation in textiles manufacturing and has undertaken the investment programme with the strategic aim of positioning the business as a 'best-in-class' specialist in the design, weaving, finishing, coating, and fabrication of technical textiles.
At the coating plant, layout of the production area has been completely reconfigured in line with lean manufacturing principles, to create a highly efficient workflow process from beginning-to-end.
The company has invested in new coating machinery, including a dedicated area for compound mixing, secure chemical storage areas, ventilation systems, new coating heads, a high-speed vulcanising oven, inspection tables and high definition video cameras for in-line quality control. The overall result is a more versatile plant capable of both coating and combining a wide range of bespoke, high performance, and high specification technical textiles, for various markets worldwide.
The extensive refurbishment was meticulously planned to ensure there was no disruption of production for existing customers. The brand new state-of-the-art facility is capable of manufacturing exceptionally high-quality technical fabrics. (GK)