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Cortec invests in US paper production facility

Cortec has invested in its Cortec Coated Products (CCP), Eau Claire, Wisconsin, US facility equipment to meet the demand for larger paper widths and increase production capacity.

The $750,000 investment in CCP’s equipment will enable the company to be able to coat, print, and convert from 100" (2.5m) wide, 70" (1.8m) rolls with speeds of 1,500′ (500m) per minute.

The unwind dancer is set to increase web control during acceleration and deceleration. The addition of drum suction roll will enable the company to further control and maintain the web for coating application and stability.

Cortec also added a two roll chilled system, to set the steam for curl control of coated webs.

According to the corrosion control technologies provider, the expansion will help it to take advantage of its machines’ advanced capabilities.

The latest additions enabled the equipment to perform at full potential, while minimizing cycle time and throughput considerably.