Customer case:

Improved formation and raw materials savings with forming section rebuild

Aug 24, 2015

The forming section rebuild at Sappi Somerset PM 3 with shoe blade technology improved formation and reduced filler two-sidedness. After the rebuild the use of expensive wet end and coating materials were significantly reduced.

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The formation improvement and main project targets for cost savings were achieved earlier than planned.”
The crew at Sappi Somerset PM 3


Location Sappi Somerset Mill, Skowhegan in central Maine, US
Customer challenge Poor formation that was compensated with more expensive raw materials.

PM 3 former rebuild with OptiFormer Gap with shoe blade technology.

Results No more two-sidedness, better formation, and significant cost savings.
Keywords Board and paper, North America, Rebuilds