And the winner is … ANDRITZ wetlaid technology for the production of glass fiber mats
Wetlaid technology is one of the core competencies in ANDRITZ Nonwoven's portfolio.
The great advantage of the wetlaid process for nonwoven materials is the incredibly gentle treatment of the fibers in water.
This process is indispensable when glass material is used as a fiber compound because glass fibers require very gentle handling.
When Saint-Gobain ordered a wetlaid plant for the production of glass fiber mats, ANDRITZ not only achieved a great sales success. This order also demonstrates that, despite remarkable competition, the better technology always prevails in the end. An absolutely decisive success factor for ANDRITZ is the double diffuser technology, which significantly improves distribution of the glass fibers, resulting in optimum homogeneity of the glass fiber products during further processing. In the end, greater homogeneity also means less material waste and thus an active contribution towards conservation of resources as well as cost savings.