IVYBRIDGE - Bindatex, the UK-based provider of specialist process and cutting services, is increasing its capacity for slitting nonwovens.

The expansion in capacity comes after the successful completion of projects for several UK PPE manufacturers and other companies in medical technology such as filter disks for ventilators, and across other nonwovens applications ranging from cosmetics to civil engineering.

As specialists in cutting, the company says it can achieve the very low slitting widths that can be required by the nonwovens industry, notably 20mm, and lower on request and at very large diameters. Bindatex also provides a solution to the common problem within the industry of uneven tension in winding the roll and enables material salvage. Bindatex can also supply in high production volumes or low development amounts for prototyping requests.

Chris Lever, managing director of Bindatex, explained: “Our extensive experience in the aerospace industry means we apply attention to detail and quality processes in all areas of our work. And when slitting to low widths with quick turn-around times for the nonwovens industry, this is especially important.

“Over the past couple of years, we have invested heavily in highly specialised machinery which enables us to offer a wide range of cutting solutions with very short lead-times."

Founded in 2004, Bindatex is experienced in slitting and sheeting a variety of hard to cut materials and also has extensive experience in cutting nonwovens into discs shapes for filter applications.

The company is ISO9001 approved and does not impose a minimum order.

At the end of 2020, Bindatex secured a grant from Innovate UK from the Sustainable Innovation Fund to support a critical six-month R&D project to further develop and upscale their operations.

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