Following on from the recent investment in a new dilution headbox at BM3, Pankaboard’s investment programme has continued, with an upgrade on its BM2 machine, which produces folding boxboards, specialising in the heavier weight substances.
In early 2016 the company made a significant investment to upgrade the formation control on BM2 to meet the highest of quality standards. As a result of this new investment the fibre distribution was reengineered and optimised for enhanced smoothness and converting performance.
“Through this targeted investment and dedicated product development we have been able to reach a superior formation that results in several benefits for our customers,” said Petri Saastamoinen, mill manager at Pankaboard.
The result of the development can be seen as printing quality, an improved surface for lamination, and improved runability at high speed packaging lines. The new fibre technology will enable the company to continue the development work in folding boxboard to further optimise the product offering for strategic end uses.
Pankaboard is a global leading producer of special cartonboards with a capacity of 110,000 t/a. The product portfolio consists of high thickness folding boxboard as well as various uncoated speciality boards. The company serves a wide range of end uses, including luxury beverage and food packaging, picture framing, cap seals and visual communication.