Applied Technology International Ltd. (ATI), Exton, Pa., recently took delivery of a multi-function foam coating line from Zimmer Austria. ATI will use the equipment to manufacture its Fabrifoam® products, which are used in a variety of devices for compression and support therapy, as well as many other medical applications.
The Zimmer coating line applies stable foam and other materials to highly engineered fabrics. The line installed at ATI features the Knife Coating — knife-over-roll — application system, an unwinding station, T-COAT-MK coating head, Magnoknife MK application device, foam feeder, Compact HC four-section dryer, and exit line with double rewinding station.
“With the installation of the new Zimmer Austria production line, we will be able to increase production capabilities and volume output, allowing for improved pricing capabilities and economies of scale,” said Charlene Buckley, vice president of Fabrifoam Products. “The line will enable the creation of new innovative products, targeting a broader customer base. ATI is pleased to have partnered with Zimmer Austria on this project which affords us the opportunity to expand our business while helping to improve the health and lives of thousands.”