Avelino Bragagnolo installs new headbox on PM 2 in Brazil, to increase machine speed/production, improve quality of testliner, fluting; with new Hergen iNOVAFLOW headbox, PM shows improved sheet uniformity, better basis weight profile, paper formation

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August 28, 2023 (press release) –

Avelino Bragagnolo
Faxinal dos Guedes, SC, Brazil

Improved quality and production


AVELINO BRAGAGNOLO has just installed a new headbox on its PM#2, with the following targets:


enable an increase on machine speed/production

improve the quality of the paper produced on its PM

Project features


Paper: Test Liner/Fluting


Basis Weight Range: 95 - 170 g/m²

Design speed: 1.000 m/min

Headbox pondside: 2.556 mm

With Pulse Attenuator and Radial Distributor with hoses

Automatic basis weight CM profile control, controlled by the QCS readings (existing system)



With the new iNOVAFLOW Headbox, the customer reports the following results:


Improved sheet uniformity

Better basis weight profile

Better paper formation

Better results on physical tests



It has been a great honor for HERGEN to maintain such a close partnership with AVELINO BRAGAGNOLO for all these years and to be part of its successful history.



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