Jul 25, 2018
Pondercel’s PM 1 paper machine in Anahuac, Chihuahua in Mexico was successfully started up in December 2011 after an extensive Valmet-supplied rebuild. Valmet’s delivery comprised rebuilds of the forming, press and dryer sections, and modifications to the sizer, reel and winder.
Pondercel Anahuac PM 1 - Capacity increase rebuild in Mexico
|Location||Pondercel's Anahuac mill in Chihuahua, Mexico|
Valmet-supplied rebuild comprised rebuilds of the forming, press and dryer sections, and modifications to the sizer, reel, and winder.
The scope of the rebuild was vast and also included paper machine ventilation equipment, a chemical system upgrade, a machine control system and process controls.
Valmet also supplied clothing for the complete paper machine and took care of installation instructions of machinery and equipment, testing, start-up, production test runs, and operator support after start-up.
|Results||Pondercel is targeting a capacity increase level of 22% for the rebuilt PM 1. The machine’s speed has significantly increased since the rebuild.|
|Keywords||Paper & board, Rebuilds, South America|
|Grade||Uncoated woodfree paper|
|Basis weight||30 g/m² - 120 g/m²|
|Wire width||5 650 mm|
|Design speed||1 000 m/min|
|Annual capacity||150 000 t/a|