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    Light Dry Crepe (LDC): Trying to stay competitive amidst pressures

    Manufacturers like you face unprecedented pressures: supply-chain disruptions, increasing private-label, retail, and online competition, and new technologies like hybrid structured machines and TAD that can make thicker tissue with less paper.

    To stay competitive, you’re driving throughput by increasing machine speed, adding strength via refining or softwood content, or extending blade life. Or you’re pushing quality by adding chemical softeners, adjusting crepe ratio, attempting low-moisture creping, and slowing the machine down to offset sheet-handling issues. But these all come with trade-offs. Focusing too much on quality can mean spending more on chemistry and furnish, even as production slows. Leaning too hard on productivity can lead to excessive breaks, reduced or inconsistent handfeel, machine damage, and costly downtime. In either case, you risk disappointing and losing customers.

    Instead of viewing Yankee coating as isolated and independent, you have to treat it as the enabler of other machine changes—the only lever that can unlock all the performance possibilities of your process. Making this shift means being able to predict the types of adaptations your Yankee coating will need to be capable of before you make changes, and identifying the coating package that will expand your operating windows based on the exact process adjustments you’re pursuing—without risk or compromise. When you do this, you’ll transform what your process can deliver: making more tons while reducing waste, innovating your base sheet to exceed customer demands, and continuously improving ahead of the market.

    Get the right coating chemistry for your Yankee

    Is making adjustments to Yankee coating worth the risk?

    If not, you may be settling for sub-optimal Yankee coating conditions.

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    Get the right Yankee coating chemistry

    Understand how different Yankee coating chemical packages perform based on…

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    Understand how different coatings will perform

    Buckman’s proprietary lab testing can predict performance based on certain properties …

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    Filter Yankee coating selection through a tissue process audit

    Buckman starts with a structured, detailed audit of your entire process…

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    Co-author and execute a roadmap to success

    With Buckman’s evaluation plan workshop, you will co-author success criteria…

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    What if you could optimize your creping package without compromise?

    Pushing for tissue quality hurts throughput—and vice versa

    Trying to solve the quality or productivity problem by avoiding the Yankee coating…

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    Optimize your creping package without compromise

    Using Buckman’s scientific approach, you will match the right chemistry to the exact outcomes you need…

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    Continually adapt chemistry to priority needs

    Adapt chemistry to your needs, rather than having to alter your process for the coating package.

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    Make proactive adjustments before issues are apparent

    By the time many operators recognize that something is off with your process…

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