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Kyiv CPM signed a contract with Bellmer for coater machine upgrade

Photo: Kyiv CPM
Photo: Kyiv CPM
Published by
Simon Matthis - 02 Oct 2017

Bekaert Solaronics received an order from Bellmer as part of their coater machine upgrade contract with Kyiv Cardboard & Paper Mill (Kyiv CPM) in Ukraine. The drying upgrade consists of installing three hoods UniDryer® V3 followed by air bars after each of the three coating stations; including a new coating unit delivered by Bellmer.

Kyiv CPM is carrying out a challenging investment program in the cardboard plant to upgrade the coater machine. The main objectives are to increase the speed of the coater up to 400m/min, install a new coating unit and modernize the coat drying equipment. The project includes reducing the steam consumption and improving the quality of the coated board. First step of the installation is scheduled to take place in April 2018.



Energy economy and quality are guaranteed by the UniDryer® V3 systems that reach a high energy efficiency level thanks to the combination of the superior performance Gem9E emitters and the improved convection. These features result in a fast heat-up, a high evaporation rate and ultimately in better product quality.



The set of blowing air bars will bring additional energy and mass transfer to increase overall system efficiency and avoid sticking of coated surface at paper roll contact. They are fed directly by the exhaust air from the UniDryer® systems, optimizing the operating costs.



PJSC Kyiv Cardboard and Paper Mill, part of the Austrian Pulp Mill Holding, is one of the biggest enterprises in Europe in cardboard and paper production.



Bekaert is a world market and technology leader in steel wire transformation and coating technologies.