Former improvement solutions help you to ensure that your forming section is performing at the highest possible level. With the customized solutions you will improve paper quality, solve runnability problems, improve dewatering, and ensure better operational reliability. You can also expect measurable results, a good return on your investment and cost-effectiveness.
Paper quality improvements
Former dewatering improvements and optimization
Paper quality improvements help to improve formation, optimize running parameters, and solve other paper quality issues. You can revieve one or more of the following benefits:
Runnability improvements are aimed at raising the stability of forming section runnability to a new level. You can achieve one or more of the following benefits:
Former dewatering management targets maximal dryness with minimal effort. You can achieve one or more of the following benefits:
Condition management is designed to ensure trouble-free operation and cost-effective maintenance of your forming section.
Flexible Forming System optimizes the forming section configuration for each specific paper grade, while gaining quick, automated positioning during grade changes. Upgrade existing fourdrinier equipment with an adjustable table setup that is customized to your wet end process.
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References and articles
Successful forming section upgrade leads to improved performance at Sappi’s Tugela mill
A few years ago, Sappi launched a multi-year modernisation plan to improve both production and paper quality of its Tugela mill, based in Mandeni in KwaZulu-Natal. In the first phase, the forming section of the mill’s PM2 was upgraded successfully with Valmet’s support.
The 3rd life of a paper machine at Blue Paper after grade conversion
In big grade conversion rebuilds, customers always want to be on the safe side as far as risks are concerned. Because the designed forming section was first of its kind, the prototype was tested at the Paper Technology Center in Jyväskylä. With the promising results of the pilot tests, Blue Paper was willing to implement the rebuild with Valmet.