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Bekaert Solaronics to rebuild APP drying equipment

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Bekaert Solaronics to rebuild APP drying equipment

February 17, 2014 - 17:45

ARMENTIERES, France, Jan. 31, 2014 (Press Release) - Bekaert Solaronics received an important order from APP for the rebuilt of the drying equipment on PM11 at PT PabrikKertas Tjiwi Kimia, Tbk, Indonesia.

The objective of the investment is to replace the existing infrared equipment by a new GemDryer® for coat drying behinda film press. This systemwill increase significantly the infrared power of the existing equipment thanks to the use of the Gem12+ emitters which ensure perfect quality and provide high drying power as well as a long lifetime.

Moreover, the Bekaert Solaronics GemDryer® combined with Gem12+ emitters ensures extreme compactness of the equipment.

About PT PabrikKertas Tjiwi Kimia, Tbk

Tjiwi Kimia paper factory produce various type of papers, such as woodfree paper, photocopy paper, art paper, specialty paper, cast coated paper, carbonless paper, etc. As its commitment to sustainability environment, Tjiwi Kimia has invested in de-inking plant to recycle waste paper and produce recycle paper. With 13 paper machines, the production capacity reaches more than 1,200,000 metric tons per year.

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.

About Bekaert

Bekaert ( is a world market and technology leader in steel wire transformation and coatings. Bekaert (Euronext Brussels: BEKB) 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€ 4.4 billion in 2012.