Smurfit Kappa signed another contract with PMP for a press part rebuild of PM#1 in its Mill in Barbosa (Colombia). PMP (Paper Machinery Producer) has been chosen again as a strategic partner supporting Smurfit Kappa’s development.
PM#1 currently produces Testliner & Fluting of daily capacity 270 t/d. PM#1 will be supplied with state-of-the-art new technological items provided by PMP. The project driving force is modern technology that ensures energy savings solutions following global trends. Additionally, excellent paper quality is expected.
Project goals are focused on generating energy savings, improving PM#1’s runnability, and increasing paper properties as well as its annual capacity by 31%. The main idea is to apply a state-of-the-art Intelli Tri-Nip® Press Section with an Intelli-Nip® Shoe Press. The shoe press technology is going to play a key role in the final success, bringing ultra-high dryness (from 44% before rebuild, up to 52% after press. It is important to mention that 1% more dryness after press brings 4% steam saving in the dryer section. The shoe press technology enables significant improvement of paper properties (especially bulk & bursting strength) and significantly supports PM#1’s runnability increase.
PMP’s scope of delivery includes the Intelli Tri-Nip® Press section with the Intelli-Nip® Shoe Module (design nip load 1400 kN/m, shoe press module type 1300). A compact design of a new press section Intelli Tri-Nip® will ensure reduction of open draws and significantly increase PM#1’s runnability. Intelli-Nip® shoe press has been already appreciated by paper mills worldwide (just to mention recent PMP projects in USA, Mexico, China, Russia and Poland), due to its reliable performance confirmed by patented solutions, top sheet dryness level (up to 53%) resulting in significant steam consumption savings and user-friendliness. Scope of delivery in the case of the Smurfit Kappa project also covers Intelli-DCR® (Deflection-Compensation Roll), PM auxiliaries systems such as PM controls & panels, mechanical drives, machine pulper, as well as base plates and spare parts. Structural machine components will be designed for a design speed of 1000 m/min. PMP will also be responsible for on-site services, including on-site erection and start-up supervision. The delivery is scheduled for November 2016, followed by erection on site and start-up by the turn of 2016/2017.
This particular project is an example where PMP’s technological knowledge combined with high-tech equipment can become a key factor to achieve common success. This project is also another step forward in partnership development between PMP and Smurfit Kappa.