New pre-filled non-woven glass veil provides raw material, production benefits to cushion vinyl flooring industry

09-Apr-09
Owens Corning, global composite solutions and building materials leader recently announced the development of AdVeil™ non-woven glass veil incorporating a new technology that brings cost and production benefits to the cushion vinyl (CV) flooring industry. Based on the company's patented Advantex® glass technology, AdVeil glass veil is supplied pre-filled with a proprietary inorganic formulation that reduces plastisol use up to 150 grams per square meter - a savings of up to 30% compared to conventional non woven glass veil offered in the marketplace. Further, the new product has same thickness as standard veil, but a weight of 180 grams vs. 40 grams, makes it less sensitive to creasing in the manufacturing process. It is said to have an improved smooth-surface base for the design layer, significantly reducing the risk of printing defects and improving design quality. AdVeil™ non-woven glass veil also boasts of mechanical and dimensional stability and high thermal stability. As for its environmental benefits, AdVeil glass veil is manufactured with Advantex glass fibers, which are produced using Advantex glass furnace technology in a boron-free process, which when compared to traditional E-glass manufacturing technology results in up to a 90% reduction in fluoride emissions, more than 85% reduction in particulate emissions, and more than 65% reduction in nitrogen oxide emissions.
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