Continually adapt Yankee chemistry to priority needs
With most LDC machines aging, furnish availability varying, and operations evolving all the time, your approach to chemical applications can’t stay still. When you partner with Buckman, you will adapt chemistry to your needs, rather than having to alter your process for the coating package. This is because Buckman dials in custom chemistry packages that match specific chemical properties to your priority use cases and outcomes. For example…
Wet tack/dry adhesion
If you’re experiencing sheet-control issues during transfer to the Yankee, leading to breaks, wrinkles, or poor roll builds, you can adjust the chemistry for more wet tack or dry adhesion. You’ll achieve better intimacy between the sheet and the Yankee, leading to greater creping efficiency that generates more bulk softness. You can also drive more sheet explosion at the blade and run at a lower crepe ratio.
As you push your process to drive throughput and quality, it can accelerate deterioration of blades and felt—putting more pressure on your Yankee coating. But with faster-setting coatings that have robust wash-out resistance, you can speed up your process and maintain coating performance in both very wet and dry conditions. This means you can expand your operating window and make more high-quality tons, while reducing energy use and improving converting efficiency.
Maybe you’re having to change blades too frequently or seeing lots of edge breaks, chatter, or visible coating problems. Buckman chemistries are highly doctorable, so you can target individual pain points in your process. For example, you can use high-temperature viscoelastic adhesives to run hotter surface temperatures without losing stretch or experiencing picking. With a hybrid release formula, you can drive caliper and softness at reduced creping moisture without impacting runnability. Or you could use high-moisture creping adhesive to reduce dust while still achieving desired softness.
The common thread across all these examples is the ability to increase throughput at improved machine efficiencies, while increasing blade life and reducing sheet breaks and unnecessary downtime. Ultimately, this means you can meet your most aggressive productivity and quality goals—without having to sacrifice one for the other.
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