Smurfit Kappa started-up PM1 at Barbosa Mill in Colombia

24 November 2017

Smurfit Kappa signed contract with PMP (Paper Machinery Producer) for a press part rebuild of PM1 in its Mill in Barbosa, Colombia. PM1 has started-up successfully on 18th July 2017, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network.

Project goals were focused on generating energy savings, improving PM1’s runnability, and increasing paper properties as well as its annual capacity by 31%. The main idea was to apply a state-of-the-art Intelli-TriNip® Press Section with an Intelli-Nip® Shoe Press.

PMP’s scope of delivery included the Intelli-TriNip® 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 IntelliTriNip® is ensuring reduction of open draws and is significantly increasing PM1’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.

Smurfit Kappa is one of the leading providers of paper-based packaging solutions in the world.