PMP to supply Intelli-Jet V to Sappi
By P&PC Staff
Apr. 11, 2017 - Paper Machinery Producer signed a contract with Sappi North America, in December 2016, for delivery of an Intelli-Jet V hydraulic headbox for its paper machine 12 (PM12), located in Cloquet, Minnesota. The Intelli-Jet V project goal, explains Paper Machinery Producer (PMP), is based on machine maintenance and quality. The delivery, erection, and start-up are scheduled for October 2017.
By P&PC Staff
The scope of delivery includes a 212-inch (5.38-metre) Intelli-Jet V hydraulic headbox that will improve paper quality, including strong formation. PMP explains other benefits of the Intelli-Jet V technology include hydraulic and thermal stability, sheet edge quality, clean operation and improved headbox access.
The headbox will be supplied with a Consistency Profiling System to provide basis weight control, resulting in what PMP describes as uniform paper web structure and better CD basis weight profiles. PMP’s Intelli-Jet V hydraulic headbox technology is part of the company’s Intelli-Paper platform for papermakers. There are over 130 Intelli-Jet V headboxes currently in operation on six continents.
In addition to the headbox, PMP will provide stock approach equipment including the CP Pump and Screen, as well as basic engineering of stock approach items. The delivery also includes a thermal compensation system, which PMP explains will stabilize the thermal performance of the headbox by maintaining a uniform temperature of the most crucial headbox parts.
The control of temperature of these parts, continues PMP, will have a direct impact on CD flow profiles and will help minimize the time required to obtain quality production after start-up.
Sappi North America, headquartered in Boston, is one of the continent’s largest companies in converting wood fiber into products for four businesses, including Coated Printing Papers, Specialized Cellulose, Release Papers and Specialty Packaging. Sappi North America is a subsidiary of Sappi Limited, headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, with more than 12,000 employees and manufacturing operations on three continents in seven countries and customers in over 150 countries around the world.
PMP has its headquarters in Jelenia Góra, Poland and has six facilities in four countries (Poland, USA, China, Italy).