Customer case:

Ahlström Munksjö Dettingen PM34: improved paper strength and decreased grammage deviation

Apr 29, 2020

The customers of Ahlström Munksjö’s Dettingen mill in Germany set high expectations of the quality and printability of decor paper used in furniture. The mill’s recent wet end rebuild has further improved paper strength, as well as decreased the grammage deviation, enabling them to deliver the quality their customers expect.

Just plug and play, start the systems, and get extraordinary good quality out of the PM34."
Thomas Gehring, Mill manager at Ahlstrom-Munksjö Dettingen Mill


Location Ahlström Munksjö Dettingen mill in Germany

Key technologies


Bottlenecks removed in the paper machine wet end:

  • More constant and flatter grammage variation in both machine and cross direction: CD deviation reduced more than 15%
  • Tensile strenght index reduced by more than 50%
  • Increased machine efficiency, because less time is lost on grade and grammage changes, and the PM 34 now operates at a more constant level because of the higher automation level.
  • The mill crew has been able to assess the right color level needed for each customer more quickly.
  • The flatter sheet also helps with changes in color constancy: A more constant sheet means a more constant color level.
Keywords Paper & board, Rebuilds, Europe, Special papers