Poland’s Forglass has recently completed a batch plant expansion project on behalf of glass wool production specialist, Saint-Gobain Isover.

The Isover plant in Chemillé, France was constructed 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. An additional line for transporting the mixed batch to the new furnace, fully integrated with the client’s existing control system, was required.

Saint-Gobain chose Forglass to complete this technologically-challenging project.

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 group also designed and installed a special filtration system for the new line.

The client’s aesthetic requirements required the new line to blend in with the overall architecture of the factory.

No modifications of the building and existing structures were allowed, so Forglass had to design all of the components of the new line to not only be delivered through existing openings of the building, but to also fit with and around existing equipment.