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Smurfit Kappa Townsend Hook PM 8 solves quality problems with Voith SkyLine doctor blades

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Smurfit Kappa Townsend Hook PM 8 solves quality problems with Voith SkyLine doctor blades

February 16, 2011 - 02:09

HEIDENHEIM, Germany, Feb. 3, 2011 (Press Release) -When producing fluting and testliner grades the PM 8 of Smurfit Kappa Townsend Hook, Great Britain, suffered from an increased number of reeler breaks due to starch accumulation in the after dryer section. Due to the runability issues, and too many joins at the reeler, the spools piled up, and sometimes the PM had unplanned downtime, up to 10 hours per month, because there were no more spools available.

"Since installing Voith SkyLine doctor blades we have seen a measurable step change in performance. In the last four months we have eliminated the backlogs of jumbo reels before the winder that caused unplanned stops of the paper machine. This clearly saves us hard cash and has improved our operational performance. This solution has also improved the paper quality as there are less joins in the reels leaving the mill. This reduction in waste has improved customer satisfaction", stated Peter Kitto, mill production manager at Townsend Hook.

Voith SkyLine doctor blades generate a measurable added value in lifetime, paper machine efficiency and cost savings - particularly on demanding paper machine positions.