SAO PAULO, May 19, 2020 (PPI Latin America) -Smurfit Kappa hired PMP to provide new headboxes for paper machine (PM) No. 5, located at the Uberaba mill, in Southeast Brazil. The main goal of the rebuild is to improve the quality of paper produced for the Brazilian market, enhance sheet formation, and reach better control on all speed ranges, PMP said in a press release.
PMP will supply a new top layer Intelli-Jet V Hydraulic Headbox, a new bottom layer Intelli-Jet V Hydraulic Headbox with CP system, both equipped with attenuators, as well as engineering services. Delivery of all equipment and startup is scheduled for the last quarter of 2020.
Smurfit Kappa’s Uberaba mill produces linerboard and medium. PM5 has a capacity of 45,000 tonnes/yr.