Elasteks realized a 51% energy savings after coating their dyeing machines with Heat Shield™ EPX-H2O insulation coating.
Insulating machines that dye yarns and fabrics can be challenging when dye can be splashed onto the equipment during unloading. Heat Shield™ EPX-H2O provided a solution that allowed the dyeing machines to be insulated while also offering a chemical and moisture resistant finish that would not degrade in their dye house environment. They reduced their process steam consumption per dyeing cycle from 1,326 kg to only 651 kg after using the Heat Shield™ EPX-H2O coating.
Synavax™ Turkish Distributor, Kolorgen Ltd, worked with textile manufacturer Elasteks to insulate their yarn dyeing machines, condensate water tank, and steam and condensate pipes with Heat Shield™ High Heat and Heat Shield™ EPX-H2O insulation coatings. Following application and cure time, they used a hot water meter to measure condensed steam to measure energy use, and their data showed a reduction in energy consumption of 51% as compared to before using the Synavax™ coatings. The steam consumption in kg per dyeing process cycle was measured over a period of 3 months, comparing before and after application consumption: Before Synavax™ coatings: 1,326 kg steam consumption per process cycle After Synavax™ coatings: 651 kg steam consumption per process cycle For their next project, they plan to use the technology to insulate their steam boiler.