U.S paperboard and Kraft specialties mill saves more $2,000,000/yr using DuBois fabric cleaning solution
A mill producing brown paper grades, principally corrugated medium, was experiencing severe felt deposits with a competitive cleaning program. The competitive program was unsuccessful at removing both felt surface deposits and organic soils from the internal void-volume of the felt. This resulted in weekly shutdowns for downtime batch washing that still produced poor results.
The furnish consisted of OCC and NSSC stocks and the primary felt soils were identified as paraffin wax and wood pitch compounds.
The DuBois Solution
After conducting a press section survey, felt analyses and felt permeability studies, DuBois implemented new strategies for press felt cleaning.
Because of the pronounced tendency for quick felt filling and nature of the soils, DuBois’ Div-O-Kleen press felt cleaning chemical was selected. The product was applied using a DuBois supplied system that generates high temperature and high pressure water. The cleaning solution was applied at less than 0.5% concentration multiple times per day. Additionally, the program allowed for optimizing the amount of chemical cleaning each day for each felt position depending on the soil load.
To better remove dryer deposits, DuBois’ Saf-T-Brite HS product was selected. This product is, an alkaline cleaner, but contains no free caustic. The same high pressure/temperature cleaning system was used.
Results and Benefits
The overall program yielded the following impressive results:
Industry News / 07.14.19
Matt Roeser, DuBois Sales Representative – Wisconsin, was awarded the Supplier of the Year by the Wisconsin Chapter of CCAI. This was primary due to Matt’s efforts and leadership within the association. CCAI works to raise the standards of finishing operations through educational meetings and seminars, training manuals, certification programs, and outreach programs with colleges and universities.
Training / 02.12.19
This conference will bring stampers and die shops up to date on new lubricants for stamping and tool and die machining, and help them evaluate new formulations and select the right lubricant for the job. Rick Bulter, DuBois R&D Manager, will be part of the training team at this event sponsored by the MetalForming magazine with support by the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers.
Recent Events / 06.18.18
The acquisition of U.S. Industrial Lubricants adds high temperature and food grade lubricants to DuBois product offering. Our high temperature synthetic oven chain lubricants are widely used in the fiberglass insulation, textile finishing, food processing, plywood, corrugated paper, automotive and many other manufacturing industries.
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