In short, PMT Industries (a subsidiary of PMT Italia S.p.A.) will retrofit at least ten (10) Yankees of varying sizes in CMPC's tissue mills in Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Colombia, Mexico and Brazil with new head insulation in order to optimise the drying and energy efficiency throughout their tissue production organization.
With this order, PMT solidifies its status as the premier supplier of Yankee technology worldwide - for retrofit, service as well as new Yankees. The development was driven by the rapidly increasing price of energy supplies as well as environmental and safety concerns. Addressing all those needs was accomplished by focusing the attention on the need for greater efficiency by reducing energy consumption, but without detriment to output.
CMPC will in the future benefit from a design which was developed to ensure that the increase in efficiency does not come at the expense of the machine operation, and the smooth external finish helps with cleanliness on the dryer end, and improves safety in the event that water sprays onto the end face of the Yankee. By retrofitting these Yankees, CMPC is improving their production cost structure, while at the same time further focusing on the environment by ensuring a more efficient and energy saving production process throughout their whole tissue production organization.
The total cost of the project cannot be disclosed, but it is expected that payback is in less than a year for each Yankee retrofit.
Present at the signing were (from left): Mr. Carlos Hirigoyen (Director of Industrial Development at CMPC Tissue S.A.), Mr. Tomas Anderson (Tissue Sales Mgr, PMT), Mr. Luca Nugo (CEO, PMT), Mr. Giampiero Miglietta (COO, PMT), Mr. Gonzalo Contreras (Manager of Projects Administration, CMPC Tissue S.A.) and Mr. Reinaldo Uribe Arancibia (Manager of Production Process Development, CMPC Tissue S.A.).