Paper & Forest Products

Following are examples of projects EFI Group has completed for firms in the Paper & Forest Products industry:

  • Designed and installed many sizes of “Fourdriniers”
  • Major project for paper machine rebuild, including the wet end and the winder
  • Evaluated and improved paper machine building ventilation
  • Optimized stock preparation for color changeover reduction
  • Improved/upgraded paper control systems, including bleach plant, top lip, liquor extraction, clothing guide controls, etc
  • Designed and installed synthetic liquor system
  • Developed operating procedures and training manual for a custom printing process for food packaging
  • Investigated and modified pulper to achieve reduced cycle time
  • Designed powered top lip adjustment mechanism
  • Investigated automated steel carrier roll cleaning mechanism
  • Investigated and installed upgraded dust collector for “coating kitchen” for coater
  • Designed and installed numerous floor roll dollies
  • Designed narrow web converting line expansion to improve tension control, die registration and machine flexibility (enabling the production of different products)
  • Performed failure mode analysis of chilled roll system
  • Implemented new tension control and web guiding systems on Kraft paper machine
  • Evaluated paper unwind improvements for continuous process
  • Designed custom machine guarding for high-speed paper and film handling equipment

EFI Group is a manufacturing engineering firm practicing process engineering, process design, design engineering, manufacturing technology and engineering services. EFI Group is based in Pikesville, Maryland (MD) and serves clients throughout North America.