Improving press performance step by step at Thai Cane PM2
The main factors affecting press performance are press felts, roll covers and vacuum system. Changing any of them immediately impacts the others. Thai Cane Paper tackled press section problems in close cooperation with Valmet’s Laem Chabang Service Center and global experts.
|Location||Thai Cane Paper mill, subsidiary of Packaging Business in SCG, Thailand|
The mill had challenges in their PM 2 press section. Press felt life time was too short, dewatering was poor and sheets tended to drop of during pick-up or follow the top-ply wire and they had issues with felt marking.
A four-phase improvement project:
1. Focus on press felts and dewatering
2. Optimizing the vacuum system
3. Improving sheet dryness and roll performance
4. Training to ensure high performance
|Keywords||Board and paper, Asia-Pacific, Improvements, Rolls|
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