AFT supplying POM system to SAPPI board mill in South Africa

Sappi has selected AFT to add new POM® Technology to their approach flow system at Ngodwana’s linerboard machine. The system will work with a kraft/recycle furnish mix on the mill’s nearly 700 tpd containerboard system.

The supply includes a headbox screen for the current approach system, POMp degassing and a POM cascade cleaning system in the machine’s wet-end loop for this multi-ply machine. Basic engineering and mill site services are included as part of the AFT offerings. The new system will work on all three-paper layers.

Compared to traditional systems, the POM paper machine wet end will deliver superior cleanliness in a compact degassing and cleaning package. This will enhance environmental performance with controlled air removal before the paper machine headbox – to help ensure proper operation and paper quality.

“AFT is proud to have been selected for this project and we are looking forward to a successful start-up in 2022”, local sales engineer John Pearson.