Customised batch plant expansion for glass wool specialist
Poland’s Forglass has recently completed a batch plant expansion project on behalf of glass wool production specialist, Saint-Gobain Isover. The Chemillé plant in France was constructed some 10 years ago and recently the company decided to expand its glass wool production by constructing a second furnace.
Calculations showed that the capacity of the batch plant was sufficient to supply both furnaces. What was needed was an additional line for transporting the mixed batch to the new furnace, fully integrated with the client’s existing control system.
Forglass designed, constructed and delivered the technology line, consisting of batch transport together with the control system, custom-tailored to seamlessly integrate with Saint-Gobain’s existing automation. The Polish contractor also designed and installed a special filtration system for the new line.
Particularly worthy of mention are the client’s aesthetic requirements: The line had to blend in with the overall architecture of the factory.
Additionally, no modifications were allowed to the building and existing structures, so Forglass was required to design all components not only to be delivered through existing openings of the building but also to fit with and around existing equipment.