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Alchemie Technology unveils Novara to fight Covid-19

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Apr '20
Pic: PRNewsfoto/Alchemie Technology
Pic: PRNewsfoto/Alchemie Technology
Textile technology innovator Alchemie Technology has unveiled Novara, a new high-throughput digital precision coating technology for technical textiles. The company is making efforts to address shortage of personal protective equipment amidst Covid-19 pandemic by applying Novara technology to safety-critical products, including anti-viral facemasks.

Alchemie is actively partnering with manufacturers worldwide to build production lines to address acute personal protective equipment needs and medical textile shortages.

"We have accelerated the launch of our Novara textile coating technology to address the critical shortages of personal protective equipment worldwide," said Dr. Simon Kew, managing director at Alchemie Technology. "Our team has been working hard to ready Novara, our breakthrough technology for coating technical textiles, to support the frontline efforts to combat Covid-19. We predict that the worldwide requirement for facemasks will be over 50 million per day, and we are getting ready to address this urgent need."

Alchemie's Novara technology delivers high-precision, 2D-patterned one or two-sided functional coatings to technical textiles, enabling multi-functional textiles to be manufactured. Novara combines the throughput of conventional coating technologies with the precision of digital to unlock new product design opportunities and radically reduce the cost of technical textiles. The technology enables functional coatings to be applied with precision, all controlled with real-time digital data.

"Our Novara precision coating technology is a breakthrough for digital technical textile manufacturing," Dr. Alan Hudd, chairman at Alchemie Technology explained. "Our digital manufacturing approach to textile coatings will finally bring the limitless flexibility of digital printing to functional coatings."

Novara brings benefits such as new product innovation due to precise 2D digital placement of coatings, including one or two-sided application using different materials; more profitable production with reduced material consumption by enabling coating where it's needed; and unparalleled agility.

The Novara digital precision coating technology can be delivered as a stand-alone machine or as a module for current production lines, enabling convenient implementation and rapid delivery of manufacturing capacity.

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