Leather and Fabric Ovens


Natural and synthetic leather and fabrics have numerous characteristics that make them invaluable in a wide range of applications.

But high quality leather and fabric, whether dyed or coated, require precise control of each stage of production. None of these stages is more critical than drying. Quality, productivity, and operating costs depend upon the accurate control and uniformity of the temperature and airflow throughout the drying stage. And the accurate control and uniformity of the temperature and airflow are solely dependent upon the design of the drying oven itself.

Thermovation Engineering follows a systematic approach to the design of leather and fabric drying ovens. We thoroughly analyze the drying needs of the material and design an oven to optimize the rate and uniformity of heat transfer and moisture removal. The result of optimized heat transfer and mass transfer is increased productivity and improved quality of the product. You can see the results in the interior of every BMW Z3.

Thermovation Engineering ovens provide optimized heat transfer through high velocity convection, as well as combined infrared and convection technology. Unlike other convection ovens which rely on higher temperatures and minimal air movement, our high velocity convection and combination ovens deliver more effective and efficient heat transfer at lower temperatures, thereby increasing productivity and quality at reduced operating costs.

Our high velocity convection is created by forcing large volumes of heated air into a pressurized supply plenum chamber along the length of the zone to deliver high velocity streams of heated air along and across the material, accurately and uniformly. Inverter controlled blower motors provide adjustability of the velocity of the air and thereby effectively control the rate of heat transfer and mass transfer. These temperature and airflow adjustments may even be incorporated into any PLC product profile for each zone and each material for total control.

And gas and electric infrared may be combined with convection to provide more effective and more rapid drying. This combination of infrared and convection is especially effective in achieving the high rate of mass transfer of water and solvent associated with fabric and fiber drying.