Glass wool: production lines and machinery for insulation materials
A complete glass wool production line consists of several machines that transform the mix of silica sands and other components into glass wool boards or felt (cured or uncured).
The first stage of the process consists of storage and mixing of raw materials. Then goes melting and fiberizing, feeding of binding agents (phenolic resin, organic or acrylic binding agent) and curing. At the curing oven output the felt is cooled and trimmed lengthwise to achieve required width. The trimmed edges are automatically recovered and put back into the production process.
Lines for the production of glass wool can be integrated with a facing system where the glass wool is faced or coupled with other materials (aluminium, kraft paper, glass veil etc).
Length and width of a final product is achieved with a system of longitudinal blades and one or more high speed choppers. The packaging systems are designed to optimise the dimensional tolerance of the product, allowing improved compression during packaging and thus making transport easier and cheaper.
Useful width of glass wool production lines 1.200 – 2.400 mm