Schaetti AG, Switzerland, has delivered a complete hotmelt plant to Paka, a Korea-based spinning,
weaving, bleaching and outfitting company. Paka will use the hotmelt line to produce coated
membrane films under license by Sympatex, a Germany-based manufacturer of breathable waterproof and
windproof membrane films for sports clothing, shoes and other high-tech products. Paka is the first
Asian company to be licensed by Sympatex.
Schaetti developed the hotmelt machinery for Paka’s product needs. Features of the equipment
include: precise web tensioning and centering guides for thin and sensitive substrates; a gravure
roller system for minimum coating thicknesses of 5 micrometers; and a processing speed of up to 100
meters per minute.