PTFE Adhesive Tape is frequently required for cylinder dryers.
What is Cylinder Dryer?
A cylinder dryer is widely used for high-efficiency methods of intermediate, drying, or removing the remaining excess water from final fabrics, it is suitable for one or two-sided drying of all types of fabrics.
Most cylinder dryer is made of stainless steel with electricity or water or steam heaters inside with temperature ranges between 120-130 °C.
It is a cost-effective method for drying and light finishes.
What are the potential problems if PTFE Adhesive Tape is not installed?
When heated at a high temperature, all liquids or solids increase velocity, which will stick on the surface of the cylinder dryer.
After a short time of production, all these liquids and solids will accumulate on the cylinder dryer thus damaging the drying process or creating some wrinkles on the surface of fabrics. To avoid the failer drying, machines have to be stopped and labor cost is needed to clean the cylinder dryer.
Why PTFE Adhesive Tape is needed?
1. Nonstick Surface
PTFE Adhesive Tape can be used on the surface of a cylinder dryer to provide a non-stick surface, which can keep the cylinder dryer surface clean and increase working efficiency. PTFE Adhesive Tape is an ideal material that prevents almost all chemicals, any element can be wiped clean, thus saving a lot of time to stop the machine and cleaning cylinder, which finally increases the efficiency and decreases the cost of manufacturing.
2. Wide Temperature Resistant
PTFE also called Teflon can resist temperatures ranging from -70 ~ 360 °C, the cylinder dryer is heated drying while PTFE can cover the whole drying temperature.
3. Cost Effective
Compared to PTFE Coating directly on the metal of the cylinder dryer, installing PTFE Adhesive Tape on its surface is a more cost-effective way.
The thickness of our adhesive tape ranges from 0.08mm ~ to 0.30mm, is thin yet still durable for abrasion, and ensures a long lifetime.
What is more, this thickness also provides balanced heat transfer between the fabrics and the heater.
4. Higher Tensile Strength
Any heat may provide potential weakness to the strength of fabrics, especially if the cylinder dryer is continuously working for a long time.
The basic construction of PTFE Adhesive Tape is woven glass-fiber fabrics, it has high tensile strength, which provides enough strength ness for PTFE Adhesive Tape in extreme conditions.
5. Chemical Resistance
Hot drying or steam drying involves extreme operating conditions including various chemicals, these chemicals unavoidably can damage the metal roller and shorten its lifetime. Our PTFE Adhesive Teflon Tape therefore must consider the stiffness and chemical resistance when manufacturing the compound fabrics. PTFE Adhesive Tape Premium can resist almost all chemicals, even including Strong Acids and Alkali, so it is totally chemical-free.
The standard specification for Compounding Machine.
We recommend product with specifications as follows:
TDS of PREMIUM SERIE YS7015AJ
PTFE GLASS FABRIC
Please ask for other widths
PTFE Glass and Silicone PSA
240 N/cm Warp
137 lbs/inches Warp
200 N/cm Fill
114 lbs/inches Fill
x-73 to +260 °C
x-100 to +500 °F
Normally the width of the cylinder dryer ranges between 1500mm ~ and 2000mm.
Since the max width of Self Adhesive Teflon Tape only reaches 1200mm, you can install the length of our PTFE Adhesive Tape on the Width of the roller.
The width of our Teflon Tape(1000mm/1200mm) sticks to the diameter size of the roller.