Customer case:

Improved formation and raw materials savings with forming section rebuild

Aug 24, 2015

The forming section rebuild at Sappi Somerset PM 3 with shoe blade technology improved formation and reduced filler two-sidedness. After the rebuild the use of expensive wet end and coating materials were significantly reduced.

The formation improvement and main project targets for cost savings were achieved earlier than planned.”
The crew at Sappi Somerset PM 3


Location Sappi Somerset Mill, Skowhegan in central Maine, US
Customer challenge Poor formation that was compensated with more expensive raw materials.

PM 3 former rebuild with OptiFormer Gap with shoe blade technology.

Results No more two-sidedness, better formation, and significant cost savings.
Keywords Board and paper, North America, Rebuilds