Specialist dryer and oven manufacturer, Spooner Industries Ltd., Ilkley/UK, have been contracted to supply a state-of-the-art through air drying and curing system (TAD) for the manufacturer of technical textiles Saint-Gobain Adfors en Ltd., Litomyšl/Czech Republic. The TAD is a key part of a new wet-laid glass fiber mat line to be installed at the plant, scheduled to start up mid-2021.
The system is designed to provide high throughput whilst maintaining precise cross-machine air profile uniformity, ensuring very good runnability and high quality glass mat production.
In addition, Spooner will supply a regenerative thermal oxidizer (RTO) to treat process exhaust from the drying/curing system prior to its safe release to the atmosphere. The RTO will provide very high VOC destruction efficiency, exceeding local emissions standards, as well as returning energy to the process for maximum thermal efficiency.
Both the TAD and RTO will be designed and manufactured in-house by Spooner. The new production line will complement Saint Gobain’s existing line at the Litomyšl plant and will facilitate organic growth as well as expansion into new markets.