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Chomarat has invested in a new pilot production line to develop its next generation of scrim reinforcements for the construction market. Conceived for the development of cement board and roof-waterproofing reinforcements, the machine can also develop materials for new markets.
The new line will become operational in early 2019 at Chomarat’s plant in Anderson, South Carolina, US.
The pilot line will enable Chomarat to accelerate its development projects focusing on cost, performance and sustainability. The group’s goal is to launch a new generation of laid scrim reinforcements for construction materials, with incomparable performance.
“We are working on all the parameters (technological, chemical formulations, textile fibres) to optimise the performance of Chomarat scrims, such as protecting glass against alkali in cement or increasing impact resistance and water repellency,” explains Raphaël Pleynet, Director of Composites & Construction Europe at Chomarat. “We plan to stay in front of economic and environmental challenges facing the construction market.”
“This pilot scrim line is a key element in the Group’s global innovation and development strategy,” adds John Leatham, Director of Sales and Marketing at Chomarat North America. “The technological developments achieved on this equipment will enable us to lead through innovation, meet the challenges to come for construction materials, and enhance our value to the market.”
Chomarat scrims have been designed to offer advantages such as dimensional stability, laminating quality with other materials (film or veils), excellent mechanical performance, and very good protection against the alkalinity of cement.
“Chomarat’s know-how in laid scrim manufacturing is based on the combined expertise in textile and chemical formulation technologies,” concludes Philippe Sanial, Director of Research & Technologies at Chomarat. “With this new pilot technology, Chomarat will be able to build on these two advantages and propose even better performing materials.”
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