Process technology flocking
I have refined my expert knowledge on electrostatic flocking through more than 20 years of practice in this industry and have built up an extensive partner network in this field.
Depending on the desired property of the surface, different flock materials and flock types can be used. Further finishing of the finished flock surface is achieved by embossing, printing, or lasering.
I will provide you with a well-founded study on the feasibility of your product idea, the necessary process steps and parameters, as well as the suitable materials.
Optimization of flock production
Retrofits of existing plants
Evaluation of flocking plants
Flocking plants are usually custom-designed and set up for specific products. In the case of a purchase or sale, an assessment of the condition or market value is difficult to determine. The same applies to questions about expansion or conversion to other products. Due to my many years of experience in selling these plants, I can support you with appropriate expertise and suitable concepts.
Industrial engineering flocking plants
Equipment for any necessary pre-treatment (plasma, fluorination, primer). This optimizes the adhesion of the flock surface to the product surface and achieves the best possible abrasion resistance.
Application equipment for adhesives. The spectrum of possibilities ranges from manual application to the use of application robots, including the required booth technology.
Machines and equipment for electrostatic flocking. In addition to standard machines, flocking equipment is often adapted and optimized to the component geometries to be flocked. Suitable booth technology with suction and filter equipment ensures a closed process sequence and a clean plant environment.
Drying equipment. Cabinet or continuous dryers are frequently used to cure the flock adhesive. An adapted conveyor system ensures an optimum flow of parts.
Machines for component cleaning. The final cleaning step, i.e., the removal of loose flock fibers, is achieved by a combination of blowing, suction, and ionization.
Devices for quality assurance. Various testing devices are available for evaluating the materials used and the finished flock surface.
Systems for room air-conditioning. From a process engineering point of view, flocking in an air-conditioned environment is required. The necessary booth and air-conditioning technology is adapted to the customer’s conditions.