The goal of the project is to increase capacity by upgrading the existing recycled linerboard and fluting machine, BM 1, to maximise dryness out of the press while optimizing machine efficiency and product quality. The 2.95m BM 1 produces testliner grades in the design speed of 1,100 m/min and a basis weight range of 115–250 gsm.
“With this press and other modifications such as the headbox and others from Valmet, we will achieve the production goal on BM 1,” says Agustin Anaya, CEO/Owner, Papeles y Conversiones de Mexico, S.A. de C.V.
“We’re pleased to partner with PCM to provide the highest quality and technology for this press section with our compact shoe press design,” says Jukka Tiitinen, Area President, North America, Valmet.
The press section rebuild will include a complete Valmet IntelliTriNip press with a shoe press, a press pulper, press clothing, a felt conditioning package, tail threading system, mechanical drives and site services. The new press will have three nips with the last nip designed for 1,250 kN/m. It will utilize Valmet’s high-performance felts and sleeve to achieve increased dryness and superior sheet quality.