The PULP & PAPER business area of international technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Smurfit Kappa in Germany to supply a PrimeCoat film press with a working width of 7.6 m and a roll width of 7.9 m. Its design speed is 1,200 m/min. The scope of supply also includes an air glide system and a threading system (PrimeFeeder). Start-up is scheduled for February 2011.
The applicator die of the PrimeCoat film press applies different coatings and coat weights to either side of the paper web. A metering rod defines the quantity of coating, and excess is returned to the system. Due to its compact design, the PrimeCoat film press requires very little space in the production line.