Norampac Drummondville Mill Starts up Kadant Johnson Steam System

 Kadant Johnson Inc., a subsidiary of Kadant Inc., reports that it has successfully started up its ThermoMax® steam system at Norampac's corrugated packaging plant in Drummondville, Quebec, Canada. The new corrugator line was part of a $26 million modernization project that doubled the production capacity of the plant.

The corrugator has a face-width of 110 in. and is designed to operate at sustained speeds of 450 m/min. It is the first of its kind in Canada.

Kadant Johnson's scope of supply included:  a ThermoMax steam system for the single facers, triple pre-heater stack, and hotplate sections; a PLC control system with operator stations; boiler room controls; variable moisture steam shower supply systems; engineering services; and system commissioning. The ThermoMax steam system features supervisory control logic to ensure consistent production and reliable operations. Operators have high visibility into the system through a graphical interface.

Norampac is a division of Cascades Canada Inc. The Drummondville plant produces and converts corrugated packaging from linerboard and medium.