Voith to install a new forming section and headbox for PM 1 at Smurfit Kappa's mill in the Netherlands

Posted January 19, 2018
Following the successful Voith rebuild of PM 1 in 2016, Smurfit Kappa Roermond Papier, Netherlands has trusted Voith again, this time to supply and install a new forming section and headbox for PM 1. The main objective of the rebuild is to increase production. Speed will be increased, trim width widened to 5,080 millimeters and the efficiency to run lower basis weights of 80 grams per square meter improved. Implementation is planned for January 2019.

The most important component is the newly developed DuoFormer CBh shoe blade former without suction rolls. To ensure consistently optimal CD basis weight profiles the MasterJet Pro G/B2 headbox with OnQ ModuleJet dilution water technology was selected. Disassembly, assembly and commissioning are also part of Voith's scope of supply.

The rebuild was completed exactly within the planned downtime. After 12 hours, saleable paper could be produced and paper in A-grade quality after another 12 hours. After just 10 months, the speed of 1,000 meters per minute, which is currently limited by the wire section, was reached for all products. Smurfit Kappa therefore decided to bring forward immediately the second expansion stage, consisting of the replacement of former, headbox and approach flow system. The PM 1 will be well equipped for the future with the latest technology from Voith.

Voith Paper is a Group Division of Voith and the leading partner and pioneer in the paper industry.



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