ProJet successfully installs & starts up Dryer Fabric Cleaner at Graphic Packaging Middletown, OH, USA

May 2022

ProJet, Meerssen, Netherlands have succesfully installed and started up a Power Cleaner at Graphic Packaging Inc., Middletown, OH. A Power Cleaner is a continuous cleaning device for Dryer Fabrics. Unique about this installation is that the Power Cleaner is now ProJet’s Power Cleaner 2.0, the upgraded version. The upgrade consists of a smaller cleaner head, more nozzles at higher pressure and improved vacuum/discharge system. The combination of all these improvements is an increased cleaning efficiency, exactly what all packaging grade manufacturing mills need for Dryer Fabrics. 

GPI already had several Power Cleaners running on other machines and also at other mill sites, such as Kalamazoo, MI. Now, another unit was installed at te Middletown site. All machines produce Corrugated Medium and Kraftliner, using 100% OCC. OCC is known for its extreme contamination on the 1st and 2nd Dryer Sections, which is exactly the reason that GPIchose ProJet again as its preferred supplier for cleaning equipment, because the Power Cleaner provides the highest cleaning efficiency available.

The Power Cleaner uses a single traversing head that cover the fabrics using up to 14 ruby nozzles at a pressure of maximum 500 bar (7,500psi). Air knives and a Venturi-vacuum-system make sure all water and debris is effectively discharged into a save-all and from there, outside the machine.

Before (right) and after cleaning with a Power Cleaner

ROI calculator:

ProJet understands that each client application is unique. For that reason, ProJet developed an automated ROI-calculator that will be applied to each application and produced paper grade. By contacting or ProJet will perform a no-charge ROI calculation of any Forming Fabric, Press Felt or Dryer Fabric application. After inputting the process parameters provided by customers, they will be provided with a ROI-Analysis of each specific application and investment justification

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