Davis-Standard, LLC, headquartered in Pawcatuck, Conn., is a global leader in the design, development and distribution of extrusion and converting technology. Davis-Standard systems encompass over 14 product lines to support manufacturing applications and customers within every major industry. This includes the agriculture, automotive, construction, healthcare, energy, electronics, food and beverage packaging, and retail industries, among others. With more than 1,400 employees worldwide and a network of independent sales agents and suppliers in nearly every country, Davis-Standard is committed to engineering systems that are reliable, environmentally friendly, and offer a high return on investment. The company has manufacturing and technical facilities in the United States, Canada, China, Germany, Finland, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.
Converting technology for textile applications
Davis-Standard offers one of the largest converting equipment platforms in the world. This includes a range of performance technology for high-volume fabric coating and engineered textile composite applications. Complete solutions encompass extruders, controls, feedscrews, unwinds and winders, laminators, extrusion coaters and web handling equipment to support customer innovation worldwide.
Customers can take advantage of in-line extrusion coating and laminating machinery to attain consistent and reliable adhesion for high-value applications. Examples include chemical-resistant garments, footwear, protective outerwear, and multiple products for the aviation, marine and membrane industries. Davis-Standard’s fabric coating converting machinery, can support widths up to 126 inches (3200mm), line speeds up to 330 feet per minute (100 mpm), and roll diameters up to 40 inches. This includes technology for PET and PA woven substrates with TPU, TPO, PA, and Hytrel blends. In addition, coaters are capable of coating one or both sides of the web for product adaptability. Applying the primer in-line has been advantageous in helping converters avoid a secondary process while also providing in-house quality control and intellectual property protection.
With more than 50 standard and custom liquid coating products, Davis-Standard is experienced in attaining the right viscosity, emulsion, pH, and adhesive characteristics for customer applications. The company can address low to high-speed applications, narrow and wide applications, simple lines with a dedicated coater, and complex coating lines with multiple cartridge coaters.
One of Davis-Standard’s most exciting developments is the launch of its DS Activ-Check™ system. DS Activ-Check™ is an Industry 4.0 platform for continuous monitoring, preventative maintenance, and mobile alerts. DS Activ-Check™ uses analytical tools based on long-term cloud data storage, along with process and equipment technology algorithms, to help management and production teams identify and improve product quality and line productivity. Customers can run trials using DS Activ-Check™ at Davis-Standard’s R&D facility in Pawcatuck, Conn.
- Fabric coating – In-line capabilities, quick changes, reduced waste for multiple products
- Extrusion coating – Multi-coating solutions, web handling, transfer unwinds and winders
- Liquid coating – Precision coating and drying, ultra-thin or thick coatings, slow or high-speed processes
- DS Activ-Check™ – Preventative maintenance, user-friendly IIoT platform with long-term data storage and benefits of reduced downtime, improved operation, and mobility notifications.
- R&D – In-house laboratories, product testing and validation, new technology development
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