Customer: Omnia Advanced Materials
Production: Specialty paper
Description: Omnia Advanced Materials has started up PM1 at its Beaver Falls facility (NY, USA) following a successful rebuild by Toscotec. After an idle period, the paper machine was modified to resume operations with the installation of a completely new dryer section. PM1 produces highly customized specialty paper including gaskets, absorbency, and filtration media for numerous industrial and consumer applications.
Details: Toscotec supplied the entire dryer section including 20 TT SteelDryers featuring a diameter of 1,250 mm (49.2 inches), a useful drying width of 2,175 mm (86.6 inches), and an operating pressure of 10 barg (145 psig). It also applied a non-stick coating on many of the steel dryers to ensure effective cleaning during the papermaking process. Toscotec developed a customized solution designed to deliver a significant increase in PM1’s paper width compared to the pre-existing width. The rebuild achieved its target of increasing the machine’s production capacity.