Quality control systems chosen for paper mills

16 August 2011

Metso is to supply four IQ systems to replace aging quality control systems in three separate Sappi mills in Europe.

The delivery includes a total of 12 scanners for three paper machines in Stockstadt and Maastricht as well as one coater in Alfeld, the latter also including four Metso IQ Coating Profilers.

The replacements are planned for August, September and December 2011.

Sappi Fine Paper Europe is a producer of coated fine paper with an annual capacity of approximately 4 million tons of coated and uncoated paper brands.

Metso IQ quality control system, including high-level intelligent control applications, optimise the cross machine performance for papermaking processes. It integrates process quality management, measurements and profile controls, resulting in faster startups and grade changes, reduced dryer breaks and better runnability with stable short circulation improving uniformity of the wet sheet.

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