ANDRITZ to supply wetlaid line for glass fiber mats to Saint-Gobain, Czech Republic
International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Saint-Gobain ADFORS, Czech Republic, to supply a wetlaid line to be installed in their 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 innovative ANDRITZ 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.
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ANDRITZ is an international technology group providing plants, systems, equipment, and services for various industries. The company is one of the technology and global market leaders in the hydropower business, the pulp and paper industry, the metal working and steel industries, and in solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial segments. Other important fields of business are animal feed and biomass pelleting, as well as automation, where ANDRITZ offers a wide range of innovative products and services in the IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) sector under the brand name of Metris. In addition, the company is active in power generation (steam boiler plants, biomass power plants, recovery boilers, and gasification plants) and environmental technology (flue gas and exhaust gas cleaning plants) and offers equipment for the production of nonwovens, dissolving pulp, and panelboard, as well as recycling plants.
ANDRITZ stands for passion, partnership, perspectives and versatility – core values to which the company is committed. The listed Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria. With almost 170 years of experience, approximately 29,600 employees, and more than 280 locations in over 40 countries worldwide, ANDRITZ is a reliable and competent partner and helps its customers to achieve their corporate and sustainability goals.