Ircon-Solaronics has supplied Verso Corporation with two infrared drying systems GemDryer® after blade coaters on its PM #E3. The start-up of the systems took place in October 2019.
The goal of the rebuild was to boost the drying capacity and to improve the quality of the graphic papers by adding a high-intensity dryer before the existing air dryers on both coating heads.
The paper machine #E3 produces graphic papers used in commercial printing, media, and marketing applications, including magazines, catalogs, books, direct mail, corporate collateral, and specialty papers used in label and converting applications. The Ircon-Solaronics GemDryer® combined with an Energy Recovery system (ERS) addresses the paper machine’s flexibility needs and can be easily adapted to the different coating dry weights.
Moreover, thanks to its compactness and unique design, coupled with the use of high performance Gem12E emitters, the system meets the customer needs in terms of high-power density, ease of maintenance and low operating costs.
About Verso Corporation
Verso Corporation is the turn-to company for those looking to successfully navigate the complexities of paper sourcing and performance. A leading North American producer of graphic and specialty papers, packaging and pulp, Verso provides insightful solutions that help drive improved customer efficiency, productivity, brand awareness and business results. Verso’s long-standing reputation for quality and reliability is directly tied to our vision to be a company with passion that is respected and trusted by all. Verso’s passion is rooted in ethical business practices that demand safe workplaces for our employees and sustainable wood sourcing for our products. This passion, combined with our flexible manufacturing capabilities and an unmatched commitment to product performance, delivery, and service, make Verso a preferred choice among commercial printers, paper merchants and brokers, converters, publishers, and other end users.
Ircon-Solaronics, part of the Swedish Argynnis group, supplies customized drying and heating systems based on gas or electrical infrared and air drying / heating technology. We have served the industry since more than 50 years. We have custom solutions for most industrial processes including but not limited to Paper & Board, Metal Processing, Food, Glass, and Industrial Flooring. Today, more than 1 000 systems have been installed worldwide. The company also provides maintenance services and is available to assist on upgrades or improved energy efficiency of existing systems.
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