A North American towel manufacturer producing 150 tons per day on a through-air-dry (TAD) machine was experiencing poor adhesion of the towel to the Yankee dryer. The poor adhesion resulted in sheet-control problems and increased sheet breaks at the creping blade, which negatively impacted the mill’s productivity. After conducting a thorough system review, Solenis recommended that the mill replace its existing adhesive system with Crepetrol™ 5600 creping adhesive. After implementing the Crepetrol program, the mill reported the following benefits:
In addition to helping the mill improve its productivity, the Crepetrol program enabled the mill to decrease its creping adhesive usage by 39 percent, saving the mill more than $200,000 per year.