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JM Introduces StabilStrand®, Heavyweight SpunFil®

Denver-based Johns Manville (JM), a manufacturer of building and specialty products, has launched two nonwovens products for filtration and building applications.

The StabilStrand® product family comprises glass fiber nonwovens and binder systems such as b-stage melamine. Heat and pressure applied during the manufacturing process to cure the binder and nonwovens create an engineered wood composite. According to JM, StabilStrand nonwovens reinforce flexural strength and increase impact strength and fire retardation. StabilStrand has been qualified for various press processes including conti, short-cycle and multi-opening processes; and is suitable for common wood fiber materials and applications including laminate flooring, furniture panels, building products and vehicle construction.

JM also has extended its polyester spunbond range for filtration with a new heavyweight variation of SpunFil®, its high-performance carrier for reinforcing activated carbon filters. The 260 grams-per-square-meter filter media for industrial air filtration increases the stiffness, stability and filter efficiency considerably, according to the company. JM also has added to its filtration portfolio an energy-efficient media for air pollution control and gas turbines.

May 5, 2009