Bales of fiber are placed on a conveyor which transports them to the Stock Prep process.
The stock travels to a set of coarse screens & cleaners that remove heavyweight debris such as plastics, dirt and metal.
Screens are used to remove finer dirt and debris.
Stock flows to a refiner system where sheet properties such as tensile and porosity are developed. Refiners mechanically hydrate/fibrillate the fibers.
The stock travels to the Headbox/Wet End of the Paper Machine. This is where the paper sheet actually begins to form.
After the sheet exits the press section it enters a drying section where steam is used in 67 cans, with temperatures ranging from 100° to 350° F, to dry the sheet to its final moisture of 6%.
The winder cuts the parent roll to various widths and diameters.
The Winder uses slitters/knives to cut the parent reel to the finished width.
The roll is wrapped and labeled with information such as weights, dimensions, tracking numbers, etc.
The roll is transported to the finished goods warehouse and stored prior to shipment.
The rolls are loaded onto flatbed trucks, vans, or railcars as customer orders are placed.