Soundproofing in the Paper and Cardboard Industry needs to take into account the many sources of noise along production lines which stretch more than 100 metres.
Sound levels, especially adjacent to the Single Facers and parts of the Dry End, sometimes exceed 110dB(A) and need to be carefully considered if these are to be brought below stringent legal requirements. Experience, more than physics, plays an important role in the choice of materials and the type of construction. Having worked for more than thirty years in the field puts our technicians at the top of the league.
Steam, hot water and glue require robust enclosures, with attention to corrosion resistance in the most critical areas. Our latest introduction of Stainless Steel basements for our Single Facer and Triplex soundproofing enclosures means that rust is now something of the past.
Another critical aspect is heat and moisture removal, so a very carefully balanced ventilation is paramount. Too little extraction of air and condensation occurs on metal structures inside the soundproofing enclosure, especially at start-up. Too much and the energy supplied to the paper is wasted by excessive ventilation and cooling.
A Complete Corrugator Enclosure is the optimal solution, solving noise problems once and for all, with the added benefit of a truly controlled environment, with less thermal shocks on the paper and a more consistent production with less waste. Add to this less heat and dust in the plant, with a modern and striking appearance and you have the perfect mix of Soundproofing and Aesthetics! When this is not possible, individual interventions around the Single Facers, Glue Unit and Dry End are the chosen solution.
In the converting department, enclosure of the single machines is the best practice. When this is not possible, partitioning walls can be installed to separate the noisiest areas from the rest of the plant.
Enclosures always guarantee:
- Maximum functionality for operators;
- Maximum visibility to operators;
- Maintenance and serviceability;
- Integration with Heat Recovery Units;
- Possibility of modification and adaptation to new equipment;
- Resistance to corrosion.