aLITE®-platform technology on the rise in the textile industry

The adphos group in Bruckmühl, Bavaria, has a leading technological role in the field of industrial thermal processes with the company’s own patented aNIR® and aLITE® platform technologies. The electrothermal adphos technology enables coating, printing, dyeing, and impregnation processes to dry and fix within seconds. This is especially true on temperature-sensitive materials such as textiles and non-woven fabrics.

At the techtextil convention (April 23rd – April 26th, 2024) you can learn more about the latest application-optimized and customer-specific solutions that

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New and expanded adphos application center

adphos moved into the completely modernized technical center at its headquarter in Germany. Thus, the possibilities for testing are greatly enhanced thanks to an advanced pilot plant available both for use to the adphos experts and their customers for testing and training purposes.

In the spacious premises with a wide range of versatile equipment, almost all scenarios of thermal drying, heating, sintering or curing can be simulated and improved. The possible applications range from thin film drying and thermal processes to thick film (especially relevant in the battery production),

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aNIR® heating booster controls/improves steel quality

In a thin-strip plant of a leading international American steel group, a Castrip-plant has been upgraded with an aNIR® heating booster and put back into successful commercial production operation for improved “hot roll quality” after only one week of commissioning.

Thanks to the aNIR® (advanced NIR)-technology based photonic high-performance heating booster “NIR-Rollheater 1800” developed by adphos, local temperature differences caused by impurities before the quenching rolls are corrected and a homogeneous temperature distribution is achieved, resulting in significant improvements

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Water-based décor printing on plastic films now energy-efficient and CO² emission-free

After just two weeks of commissioning, a commercial production line is now available to a leading international décor printing company.

Thanks to the newly developed aLITE (advanced Light Initiated Thermal Emission) technology from adphos, the energy-efficient and completely CO²-free production of water-based decorations on PVC films is now possible. The aLITE drying solution combines high-power photonic energy input with temperature-controlled impingement air to achieve local vapor absorption with defined moisture removal. For the first time, this enables quasi-spontaneous

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Successful start-up of adphos BearLITE® for manufacturing of battery electrodes

In September, a BearLITE® (Battery electrode advanced rapid Light Initiated Thermal Emission)-based pilot production line for Li-battery electrodes has been started-up successfully at one of the leading Asian battery manufacturers.

The adphos proprietary BearLITE®-drying technology allows the processing and drying of wet electrode coatings in the blink of an eye (less than ten seconds) and is extremely energy efficient, the power consumption of standard convection dryers can be reduced by over 85 %!

The stand-alone solution installed at the customer has proven proper production

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Li-battery manufacturers rely on BearLITE®

Leading Li-battery manufacturers have ordered adphos BearLITE®-systems for electrode production lines.

The adphos developed and proprietary BearLITE® (Battery electrode advanced rapid Light Initiated Thermal Emission) technology is based on the combination of multi-stage, high power, photonic energy emission with an integrated temperature-controlled defined local mass transfer of the vapor during the drying process of the wet electrode slurry.

Different to all other potential drying systems (e.g. hot air convection, infrared, induction, laser or microwave based) BearLITE

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Technology that reduces energy consumption and helps the climate – don’t whine, act!

Everyone, whether in private households or in industry and crafts, has now unmistakably experienced the enormous price increases for fossil fuels for heat and electricity.

Countering these enormous additional costs, even in the short term, certainly involves saving and thus reducing consumption. However, a distinction must be made here as to whether less of the same is used or whether alternative options are used for the respective heat or energy consuming process. In both cases, innovative, efficient technologies are of outstanding importance and the use in the short-term of verified

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Gas Dryer Upgrade adhoc saving up to 50% Gas with aLITE® from adphos!

Gas prices have not only risen extremely – even the gas supply is currently in jeopardy.

Gas dryers are primarily used in many surface coating processes and printing systems, whether for paper, plastic or textile applications. Despite the high consumption, alternative drying systems have not been successful in the past because of the low gas price. Production is currently completely endangered in view of the threatened, reduced and limited gas supply.

adphos offers an immediate solution with the company’s developed and proprietary aLITE® drying technology – a highly

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New aNIR®-BAT-Systems – Best Available Technology in Coil Processing

In coil coating, galvanizing, pickling or other coil processing applications, the drying and thermal processes are key contributors to the healthy bottom line of business.

With more than 20 years’ experience in thermal processing, adphos Thermal Processing GmbH, is proud to introduce aNIR®-BAT technology, the Best Available Technology in Coil Processing, which ensures the utmost in speed, efficiency, and profitability in coil processing – and guarantees the lowest CO2-emissions.

aNIR®-BAT allows:

  • • Extremely compact and dynamic operations beyond that of all other technologies
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“New aLITE®” – Zero CO2 Emissions and even lower Energy Operation Costs than Gas Convection Systems

For decades fossil fired convection driers/ovens have been applied in most processing lines.

Whether for flexo, gravure, heat set or screen – printing presses or wet-coating processing of adhesives, lacquering, infiltrations hotair driers have been the industry standard. Even though these driers build large, are not very dynamic and not very flexible for process variation adjust-ments – but low energy operation costs due to the low gas price to electricity price – ratio (mostly < 1/3 even down to sometimes < 1/5!).

So electro-thermal, like induction or infrared process systems have not been competitive. What makes

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