When chasing a quality improvement like softness, it’s common to consider furnish changes or chemical additives. But these changes may negatively impact your existing creping process to the point of production disruption—or even reduce creping effectiveness so that gains in expected softness are unachievable.
Conversely, attempts to increase productivity via speeding up can result in increased sheet breaks or quality issues. In the end, trying to solve the quality or productivity problem by avoiding the Yankee coating package can put your assets at risk. At the same time, it prevents you from meeting management and customer expectations for higher quality at a lower cost of production.