Heat Setting

Heat Setting

 

a process that stabilizes the dimensions, reduces wrinkling, and improves the appearance of synthetic fabrics. Heat setting is accomplished by the heating of the fabrics to 220°C in a dry environment or to 130°C in a wet-steam environment, followed by rapid cooling. The duration of the process is 10 to 90 sec. When synthetic thermosetting resins are used in the finishing of various fabrics, heat setting constitutes the treatment at 140°–170°C of materials previously impregnated with resin.

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XORELLA has been a leading-edge manufacturer of equipment for conditioning and heat setting of textiles ever since the company was founded more than 50 years ago.
Heat setting is an important stage in the PET polymer film stretching processes to enhance thermal stability of stretched films.
Processes such as heat setting, shot peening, and heat treating, may be used to improve the spring's ability to perform and to extend its fatigue life [2, 4].
A MIRACLE pup survived a 30-minute cycle in a tumble drier on the highest heat setting after being innocently shut in by a toddler.
The model we show here (the ProHeat pad and controller; $84 from nwseatcovers.com) has an adjustable heat setting and automatic shutoff to prevent battery drain (in case you forget to turn it off).
Making this type of bottle does require a special PET resin suitable for the heat setting process used for hot-fill containers.
Buhler Aeroglide provides equipment for through-air drying (TAD), thermal bonding, heat setting, curing and finishing for the nonwovens industry.
Interface Catheter Solutions, based in Laguna Niguel, Calif., has released its HSO-250 Heat Setting Oven, which uses heat treating of wrapped balloons on balloon catheters.
PET bottles can be hot-filled only to 130 F to 150 F without heat setting, a process which heats the preform to just under its crystallization temperature, thus enhancing the bottle's thermal stability and barrier properties.
Thermocouples keep the cores at the right temperature when on a lower heat setting.
The company's application experience includes thermal heat setting and thermoforming, curing rubber extrusions and polyurethane products, drying and curing consumer and medical grade dip molded latex and butyl rubber products, curing and bonding laminated products, curing powder coatings, and mold preheat and ABS cure ovens.
Typical curing options include electron beam, ultraviolet light, heat setting and oxidation.