IPCO has completed the record-breaking delivery of a high performance ThermoPress TB double belt press system for glass fibre mat manufacturer P-D Glasseiden GmbH Oschatz.
The order, confirmed at the end of September 2020, required a guarantee that the successful supplier would be able to meet a short delivery time, with on-site commissioning commencing at the end of January 2021, just four months later.
IPCO won the order based on a combination of the ability to meet this extremely challenging schedule and the superior performance of its advanced ThermoPress technology in terms of both productivity and energy efficiency.
The new line offers throughput speed of up to 40 m/min and exceptionally good energy efficiency: the use of low cost, gas-fired thermal oil as an energy source instead of electricity delivers significant ongoing savings and was a key differentiating factor in IPCO’s tender. It also means that the plant can be operated at a high range of temperatures.
The order was the first that P-D Glasseiden has placed with IPCO and they have been positive in their praise. Thomas Gabriel is head of the new plant project: “The new plant is extremely robust, designed for high production speeds and is an important anchor point for the continued success at the Oschatz site. We have been very pleased with the way IPCO has supported us and the partnership that has been created by our teams.”