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Bekaert Solaronics to Install WebMate Drying System at EMG Mill in Mexico

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Bekaert Solaronics, France, reports that it has received an order through Bellmer Ibérica, Iberia, for the rebuild of drying equipment on PM 2 at the Empaques Modernos de Guadalajara (EMG) mill in Mexico. The project involves replacement of existing infrared drying equipment with a new Webmate® hood for coat drying and profiling after the third coating head. The existing WebMate hood will be moved to after the first coating head where there currently is no infrared system.

WebMate is an electric infrared, non-contact drying solution that significantly increases the drying capacity of existing equipment. The system is equipped with M2000 modules that ensure perfect quality, a high drying rate, and a long lifetime.

EMG is one of 10 companies belonging to the Gondi Group. Founded in 1984 in response to customer demand on the Pacific coast, the mill’s production was initially liner from recycled paper. Later on, EMG expanded its operations and included the manufacture of corrugated and solid fiber boxes. Today, EMG has two paper mills and a modern plant for the production of corrugated boxes. It has the capacity to produce medium and coated papers with weight from 100 to 800 gsm.

The Bellmer group advises, plans, and designs plants for the pulp and paper industry. Bellmer Ibérica is a subsidiary of Bellmer Group located in the Iberian Peninsula. It was opened in July 2010 and employs more than 20 specialists in Tolosa and Valladolid. Its main markets are Spain, Portugal, and South America, where Bellmer Ibérica provides consulting, sales, engineering, and services. All machines and products are manufactured at Bellmer’s Group headquarters in Niefern, Germany.

Bekaert Solaronics supplies customized drying and heating systems based on gas and electrical infrared technology to a wide range of industries including paper and board, converting, and metal processing applications. Today, more than 1,000 systems have been installed worldwide, of which 60% come from repeat orders with existing customers. The company provides service and maintenance options worldwide for upgrade optimization and to improve energy efficiency of existing systems.

Bekaert is a world market and technology leader in steel wire transformation and coatings. Bekaert (Euronext Brussels: BEKB) is a global company with headquarters in Belgium, employing 27 000 people worldwide. In the U.S., the non-contact drying business of Bekaert is coordinated through Bekaert Corp, Marietta, Ga., USA.


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