AFT is supplying two POMix stock processors to Pratt Industries for the new PM18 board machine in Henderson, Kentucky. The POMix units will deliver uniform top- and bottom-ply stock distribution to the machine headbox. The mill will use 100% recycled paper to produce corrugating medium and linerboard grades. PM18 is scheduled to start-up in fall of 2023.
AFT’s POMix stock processor is a compact, patented mixing solution that replaces conventional large mixing chests and machine chests. Its small volume results in a highly responsive and stable operation – an efficient “just-in-time” approach to feeding the paper machine that minimizes grade change time and off-grade paper.
“AFT is excited to be part of this project for one of the world’s most advanced, environmentally friendly recycled paper mills”, says Sven Girschner. “We are looking forward to a successful start-up in 2023.”