Improve sheet consistency; minimize water and energy use; speed up grade changes
Degassing a good place to start
From a brand new approach system to adding side-degassing, POM benefits have been significant - with most systems experiencing paybacks within months. Savings have been achieved from paper machine sources that include less chemical use, fewer machine breaks, lower energy consumption, faster grade changes and fewer machine wash downs/ boil outs.
Compared with conventional seal pits, silos and machine chest, POM's foot print is small - generally less than 5% in volume. Now just-in-time grade changes make sense, even for colored grades. For a greenfield system, the POM process can eliminate the machine basement - saving millions in permitting and environmental analysis.