International technology Group Andritz has received an order from Saint-Gobain based in Adfors, Czech Republic, to supply a wetlaid line to be installed in its Litomyšl facility for the production of glass fiber mats. Start-up of the line is scheduled for mid-2021.
The Andritz neXline wetlaid line for glass fibers is designed for high production capacities and includes units for stock preparation, wetlaid forming, and binder application. With this line, Saint-Gobain will produce high-quality glass fiber mats for several markets. The systems' manifold, diffuser and former equipment ensure highly uniform fiber distribution with optimal structures during the laying process. This results in high-quality glass fiber end products.
For Saint-Gobain Adfors, this is the second production line for glass fiber mats at the Litomyšl facility. The line will not only increase the capacity, but also supports the company’s development for more sophisticated and qualitative applications and organic growth.
”We look forward to leveraging on our long-standing experience in glass fiber mat production so as to increase our presence in new segments of the glass mat market with the new neXline wetlaid line from ANDRITZ,” says Jérémy Poiret, General Manager, Saint-Gobain ADFORS Industrial Fabrics Europe.
Saint-Gobain Adfors offers technical textiles to reinforce and surface products for both construction materials and industrial applications. They provide comfort, performance and safety, while addressing the challenges of sustainable construction.