The selection of board forming concepts should focus on solutions that ensure high efficiency and output. The flexibility to make products across a broad range of grades is also often desired. With flexibility, production can be targeted at the best market potential and the highest value.
Demands regarding the appearance of board products have continued to increase in the packaging market. By and large, print quality is the major factor determining the appearance of the product.
Metso delivers a variety of forming section configurations to address grade-specific requirements. Our selection includes gap forming, hybrid forming and Multi-Fourdrinier applications, which can be used for new line installations and rebuilds alike.
Key issues to remember in board production:
- Production capacity
- Raw material efficiency
- Good formation and even fiber angle distribution
- Water consumption and energy savings
- Excellent sheet formation and strength properties