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Sappi has selected AFT to add new POM® Technology to their approach flow system at Ngodwana’s linerboard machine. The system will work with a kraft/recycle furnish mix on the mill’s nearly 700 tpd containerboard system.

The supply includes a headbox screen for the current approach system, POMp degassing and a POM cascade cleaning system in the machine’s wet-end loop for this multi-ply machine. Basic engineering and mill site services are included as part of the AFT offerings. The new system will work on all three-paper layers.

Sappi Ngodwana MillSappi Ngodwana Mill

Compared to traditional systems, the POM paper machine wet end will deliver superior cleanliness in a compact degassing and cleaning package. This will enhance environmental performance with controlled air removal before the paper machine headbox – to help ensure proper operation and paper quality.

“AFT is proud to have been selected for this project and we are looking forward to a successful start-up in 2022”, local sales engineer John Pearson.


AFT is a global supplier specialized in stock preparation, screening, refining and paper machine approach flow systems. With over 100 years of experience, we offer expert solutions that help mills produce more while using less energy, water and chemicals.  Our solutions are tailored to the customer’s furnish, their application and the final product being produced in order to optimize their return on investment.  For more information, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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