Zimmer Austria installs foam coating line at Applied Technology Intl. in Pa.

Posted June 25, 2020


SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Zimmer Austria announced the sale and installation of a foam coating line at Applied Technology Intl. Ltd., manufacturer of Fabrifoam® in Exton, Penn. 


The multifunction coating line is for the application of stable foam and other materials on highly engineered fabrics. The line has been manufactured at the Zimmer Austria plant in Klagenfurt, Austria and features the Knife Coating (knife-over-roll) application system.


The line includes an unwinding station, Coating Head type T-COAT-MK, application device type MAGNOKNIFE MK, foam feeding, high efficiency dryer Compact HC (four-section gas dryer), exit line with double rewinding station.


Applied Technology International launched the Fabrifoam® Products line in 1992 to design, manufacture and distribute its brand of unique and proprietary fabric/foam materials and devices for compression and support therapy for the medical community. Known as The Original Therapeutic Material®, initially created for orthopedic therapy, Fabrifoam is now used worldwide for a vast array of medical applications, specializing in OEM products for both human and veterinary care.


"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," she added.


Source: Zimmer Austria

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