In February 2020, PMP (Paper Machinery Producer) has signed a contract for the delivery of (2) new Intelli-Jet V® Hydraulic Headboxes for Smurfit Kappa’s paper machine (PM5) located in the Uberaba mill in Brazil.
Thanks to a long-term relationship and successful cooperation in the past, PMP has reached an agreement with Smurfit Kappa. This new project will ensure a competitive advantage of Uberaba mill in fast growing Brazilian market. Moreover, this is an opportunity for PMP to enter the market and have a great reference in Brazil, first in its history.
PMP Intelli-Jet V® hydraulic headbox allows reaching outstanding performance. It ensures an impressive basis weight profile, superior sheet formation, and great fiber orientation. Over the years, PMP Intelli-Jet V® hydraulic headbox has become an iconic solution in the Pulp & Paper Industry. Currently, there are over 170 PMP’s headboxes working successfully on 6 continents.
The main goal of this rebuild is to significantly improve the quality of paper that is produced for the Brazilian market, enhance sheet formation, and reach better control on all speed range and improve cross-machine BW profile.
PMP will supply a new top layer Intelli-Jet V® Hydraulic Headbox, a new bottom layer Intelli-Jet V® Hydraulic Headbox with CP system, both equipped with attenuators, as well as engineering services. Delivery of all equipment and start-up is scheduled for the last quarter of 2020.
About Smurfit Kappa:
A FTSE 100 company, one of the leading providers of paper-based packaging solutions in the world, with approximately 46,000 employees in over 350 production sites across 35 countries and with revenue of €9.0 billion in 2019. Smurfit Kappa is located in 23 countries in Europe, and 12 in the Americas. Smurfit Kappa is the only large-scale pan-regional player in Latin America.