Valmet to supply a moisturizer system to Schumacher Poledno’s corrugated line in Poland

The Valmet IQ Moisturizer with two beams will enable the mill to improve corrugated board quality and reduce production losses caused by warped board. The system will be started up in July 2017.

Valmet to supply a moisturizer system to Schumacher Poledno’s corrugated line in Poland

The value of the order will not be disclosed. Typically, the order value of these kinds of automation system deliveries is below EUR one million. The order was preceded by a successful trial of the Valmet moisturizer beams in late 2016 on the customer’s 2.8-meter-wide production line.

“We had good experience with re-moisturizing high-grammage 5-ply boards with another device. However, the patented nozzles of the Valmet IQ Moisturizer provide a fine water mist instead of a water jet onto the board and thus offer better controllability. We can now use the device for all board grades without having the negative impact of water stripes,” comments Slawomir Kubinski, Maintenance Manager at Schumacher Poledno.

“We are very pleased that the Schumacher team gave us the opportunity to present the advantages of Valmet IQ quality controls for the first time in Poland. Poland has a strong corrugated board market, consisting of both liner production and a high number of corrugated lines. It was great to get positive feedback from the Schumacher team about the improvements already during the first trials,” states Christian Kallich, Country Manager, Central and Eastern Europe, Automation, Valmet.

Technical information about Valmet IQ Moisturizer

Valmet IQ Moisturizer is the industry’s most advanced family of moisturizing systems. The air-atomized micro-droplet nozzle, combined with a linear water control valve and an electromechanical actuator with position feedback, is an application-matched solution for corrugated board makers to correct all kinds of warping, decrease cracking tendency and optimize glue consumption.

About Schumacher Group

Schumacher Poledno is part of Schumacher Packaging Group, one of the largest family-run manufacturers of corrugated and solid boards. It operates 15 plants at 13 locations in Germany, Poland and the Netherlands. In 2016, the group had an annual turnover of EUR 500 million.

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