SHANGHAI, Feb. 14, 2013 (Press Release) -Bekaert Solaronics has recently installed a new gas infrared drying system called GemDryer for coat drying on BM7 at ITC Bhadrachalam Paper, India.
The Bekaert Solaronics GemDryer is equipped with 100% ceramic gas emitters Gem9 which provide high power and excellent lifetime for paper and board drying. The use of these emitters allows reaching the gel point as fast as possible, and therefore binder migration and mottling are reduced for the best printing quality.
The objective of the project was to enable the production of coated recycled board with the best printing quality, high density, superior stiffness and high smoothness at minimized operating costs.
ITC is the largest manufacturer of packaging and graphic boards in South Asia today, offering a diverse range of specialty papers & boards fulfilling a variety of needs. The company caters to a wide spectrum of packaging, graphic, communication, writing, printing and specialty paper requirements from its four world-class mills in India.
About Bekaert Solaronics
Bekaert Solaronics supplies customized drying and heating systems based on gas and electrical infrared technology to a wide range of industries including paper and board, converting and metal processing applications. Today, more than 1 000 systems have been installed worldwide, of which 60% come from repeat orders with existing customers. The company provides service and maintenance options worldwide for the upgrade optimization and improves energy efficiency of existing systems.
Bekaert (www.bekaert.com) is a world market and technological leader in steel wire transformation and coatings. Bekaert is a global company with headquarters in Belgium, employing 27 000 people worldwide. Serving customers in 120 countries, Bekaert pursues sustainable profitable growth in all its activities and generated combined sales of € 4.6 billion in 2011.