Morgan Expands Fused Silica Roller Distribution Network
By expanding its distributor network, Morgan has reportedly significantly reduced lead times and increased its responsiveness to customer demand in the region.
As glass becomes a more prominent design feature in modern cars, Morgan Advanced Materials has expanded its distributor network footprint for Halroll FS fused silica rollers into North America. Fused silica rollers are used as transport rollers during the glass tempering process, which ensures that safety glass is shatter proof. By making the glass more durable, safety concerns associated with vitreous components in cars can be addressed. The superior thermal shock resistance properties and material strength of fused silica rollers reportedly mean they are well-suited to deliver a high-quality, scratch-free glass finish.
Current lead times for fused silica rollers vary but can typically reach up to 12 weeks for high volumes. By expanding its distributor network, Morgan has reportedly significantly reduced lead times and increased its responsiveness to customer demand in the region.
“In terms of performance, our unrivalled material development capability makes our Halroll FS fused silica rollers ideal to meet the demands of the glass tempering industry,” said Kevin McAloon, business development director. “Our mechanical endcaps ensure our rollers run true over a long life in the glass tempering furnace. The challenge for us was to become more responsive to market demand, and by introducing a U.S. stocking point in New Jersey, we envision this will drastically reduce lead times and therefore the impact of any unexpected downtime. Although we sell primarily to customers for scheduled maintenance, unexpected downtime is a potentially costly scenario which must always be accounted for.”
Morgan Advanced Materials will be showcasing its full range of Halroll FS fused silica rollers at Glass Build America in Atlanta, Ga., September 12-14 in booth 3514. For more information, visit www.morgantechnicalceramics.com.