Bekaert Solaronics will install an infrared drying system in a decor paper impregnation line, just before the first drying oven, for a major industrial group in Europe. The objective of this investment is to increase significantly the line speed while maintaining a high product quality as well as decreasing the operating costs. The installation is scheduled beginning of 2018, according to Lesprom Networks.
The Bekaert Solaronics GemDryer® transfer infrared energy without contact to the overlay or backer impregnated paper in a very small footprint. By rising the product temperature before the air oven, the speed of the line can be increased up to 30%. The hood will move away from the sheet using a parallel retraction mechanism to allow easy paper threading and optimize the service access in safety conditions. Thanks to its high compactness, the implementation of this system is easy and does not require any modification of the line.
In addition, the GemDryer® system is equipped with Gem12E emitters, known for their high efficiency and reliability. When running at full power, the gas consumption is reduced by 10%, allowing significant energy savings in the long run.