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Successful start-up of the first Andritz gap former


April 1, 2010
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Following the rebuild of the wet section of the PM4 paper machine at Cartiere Modesto Cardella S.p.A., Italy, Andritz announces the successful start-up of its first PrimeForm TW gap former. The gap fo…

Following the rebuild of the wet section of the PM4 paper machine at Cartiere Modesto Cardella S.p.A., Italy, Andritz announces the successful start-up of its first PrimeForm TW gap former. The gap former is combined in this instance with a PrimeFlow TW two-layer headbox with PrimeProfiler F dilution water control.

The concept Andritz has supplied provides high dewatering performance and production of corrugated base paper grades with a minimum of two-sidedness. Initial results after the startup show a significant improvement in paper formation and strength properties.

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The paper machine has a design speed of 1,200 m/min and a wire width of 3,180 mm. The corrugated base paper, with a basis weight range of 90 to 170 gsm, is produced from 100% waste paper.

Andritz 514-631-7700, www.andritz.com


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