Customer case:

Creping blades changed based on online softness at Metsä Tissue Mänttä Mill

Valmet IQ Softness Measurement is the first on-line tissue softness measurement with proven correlation to laboratory softness analyzers as well as handfeel evaluation.

Softness information has been helpful in every day operation and we change blades according to the measurement”
Production Engineer
Summary
Location Mänttä, Finland
Customer challenge

Before softness was monitored with laboratory device with low sampling rate.

Challenge was the slow reaction time to changes in the process conditions.

Solution Online Valmet IQ Softness Measurement installed to scanner platform on yankee side.
Results

Online measurement information available from softness and creping.

Good correlation to Handfeel Softness, which is measured with Emtec laboratory device.

Creping blade change done based on Valmet IQ Softness Measurement.

Keywords Tissue, Automation, Europe

Online tissue softness and creping measurement

Real time information of softness and crepe properties makes the optimization of tissue softness and creping and coating operations possible.

Quality Management

Save fibers, chemicals & energy. Increase the competitiveness of the entire value chain from the pulp, paper, board, and tissue making to final converted end products.