BW Papersystems has confirmed that Sheets Unlimited, the supplier of corrugated sheets in the US Pacific Northwest, has ordered a second corrugator for their Renton, Washington facility. The new 2.85m (112″) single wall machine will be installed in mid-2021.
With space in the existing facility at a premium, BW Papersystems was tasked to design a corrugator that would provide the highest possible output in an extremely short footprint. Following up on the success of similar space constrained projects, most recently a single wall corrugator in Denver, Colorado, the BW Papersystems Engineering team worked with Sheets Unlimited to determine the best location for the new machine. With an overall length of less than 75m (245 ft), the new machine will be rated at 350m per min (1,150 fpm), and will effectively double the capacity of the plant.
Sheets Unlimited has enjoyed a nearly 40-year relationship with BW Papersystems. This is the third complete corrugator in the past 25 years. “The addition of this machine can be seen as both a vote of confidence in the market, as well as a vote of confidence in BW Papersystems,” said Scott Younger, President of Sheets Unlimited. “We trust BWP to provide equipment and service to meet our growing demand, while also working within the constraints of our existing infrastructure.”
Krist Leland, Director of Manufacturing of SP Holdings, the parent company of Sheets Unlimited, commented, “With our business expanding, we needed to react quickly with a timely solution that would prove its value for many years to come. The team at BW Papersystems met the challenges of COVID-19 and came up with a machine design that met all our needs.”