Customer case:

Pondercel’s PM 1 paper machine in Mexico was successfully started up in December 2011 after an extensive Valmet- supplied rebuild

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.

“Thanks to this project, we will definitely be able to stand up to the market, also in the future. We can reduce production costs and also serve our customers better."
Carlos Najar, Plant Manager of Pondercel Anahuac
Summary
Location Pondercel's Anahuac mill in Chihuahua, Mexico
Solution

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
Technical data
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

Pondercel Anahuac PM 1 - Capacity increase rebuild in Mexico
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