Spooner in the Converting Industry

Spooner Industries provides the converting industry with custom built solutions for the industrial drying, curing, cooling and non-contact web handling of printed and coated materials.

Spooner has 85 years of in-depth knowledge and understanding of specific web coating and drying processes, which allows Spooner to design and engineer the optimal drying solution for your needs.

Spooner’s air flotation dryers float the coated web on dynamic cushions of air achieving contact-less and crease free operation.

Spooner Products include;

  • Air Flotation Dryers
  • Air Impingement Dryers
  • Through Air Dryer (TAD)
  • Stenter Dryers
  • Air Turns
  • Ovens
  • Coolers
  • Oxidisers
  • Solvent Recovery Systems
  • Heat Recovery Systems
  • Energy Recovery Systems


Typical Applications include;

  • Flexible packaging
  • Barrier coatings
  • Adhesives
  • Magnetic media
  • Labels and tapes
  • Siliconising
  • Metalising
  • Cellulose casings
  • Printing
  • Film stabilisation
  • Non-wovens
  • Printed circuit boards
  • Cellophane
  • Medical
  • Glass fibre
  • Photovoltaic
  • Carbon fibre
  • Floor coverings
  • Battery separator material
  • PVDC barrier coating
  • Decor paper
  • Inkjet paper/film
  • PSA tapes/labelstock
  • Battery electrodes
  • Lacquering
  • Thermally sensitive coatings
  • Impregnated paper

Working with a range of key partners Spooner is able to combine expertise to offer customers complete turnkey packages including the provision of slitting, rewinding, roll handling, coating, laminating, drying and air pollution control.

To complement the design development process, Spooner’s in house R&D Test Centre boasts a comprehensive range of pilot facilities, including a high speed reel-to-reel coating and laminating machine and hand sample machinery for product development, trials, testing and research.

A highly adaptable converting machine, the High Speed Coating Line (HSCL) caters for a broad range of coating methods, equipment and materials, coating and flotation drying a wide variety of products up to 1000m/min. The technology can be modified in short timescales and then fine-tuned in accordance with customers targets as required. Recent additions to the line have extended capabilities to allow very low process speeds, as low as 0.5m/min, whilst different coating methods have been applied to a variety of substrates using cross sector technology.

Extensive research and development continues to be undertaken at the Spooner Test Centre to develop a wide range of highly efficient flotation and impingement dryer systems. For customers, pilot line testing is an invaluable tool. Providing significant data and avoiding costly downtime, it validates new and enhanced products at a fraction of the cost of developing these on a full production line.


Service and Support

SpoonerPlus provides customers with lifetime support and aftercare for their equipment. Offering training, spare parts, optimization, modifications, re-locating, inspections, refurbishment and remote support all over the world.

Please contact us to discuss any of your requirements with our world class technical experts.

Spooner Industries Limited, Railway Road, Ilkley LS29 8JB
T: +44 (0)1943 609505