Spooner to provide TAD system to Saint Gobain Adfors

March 27, 2020 - United Kingdom

Leading specialist dryer and oven manufacturer, Spooner Industries, will supply a state-of -the-art TAD through air drying and curing system to Saint Gobain Adfors. The TAD is a key part of a new wet laid glass fibre mat line to be installed at the Litomyšl plant, scheduled to start mid-2021. The Spooner TAD system is designed to provide high throughput.

The Spooner TAD system also maintains precise cross-machine air profile uniformity, ensuring excellent runnability and high quality glass mat production.

In addition, Spooner will supply a regenerative thermal oxidiser (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 at Spooner’s Ilkley HQ in the UK. Spooner’s experience and expertise in both technologies, allowing it to supply the full ‘thermal package’ was a key factor in Saint Gobain’s decision to choose Spooner for this project.

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.

Saint-Gobain Adfors is a global leader in the manufacture of a range of technical textiles providing solutions for both construction and industrial applications.