Curtain Coater Gernsbach
01.07.2012 - Innovations / Investments, Company / Mills
Improved quality with optimised use of raw materials
After the launch of the world’s first curtain coater in Frohnleiten, this new technology was also implemented at Gernsbach mill, Germany. Just like a real curtain, the coating evenly is spread over the cartonboard.
The installation of the curtain coater was accompanied by a general refurbishment of the BM2, and was successfully completed by mid-December 2012. A significant step for the benefit of both company and customers: Compared to conventional coating processes, a better and more homogenous surface leads to an optimized visual opacity and ensures a better product quality with the best possible printing and colour results. The unison positive feedback from converters and brand owners confirms this result impressively.
With the renovation of the drying segment, energy efficiency was also increased. This improved the CO2 balance and the already high level of environmental sustainabilty.
The investments in Gernsbach and Kolicevo emphasise the strategy of MM Karton, as technology and cost leader to improve constantly to implement new measurse to increase customers value and efficiency by using succesful, user-oriented innovation in all business areas.
This benefits not only the company and its employees, but also our customers, business partners and, last but not least, the environment.