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Argynnis Group AB acquires the french company Solaronics SA, that previously belonged to the Bekaert Group - 09 July 2018
Argynnis Group can now offer to its customers a complete range of products and services in the non-contact drying based on infrared heating technology.

Energy savings and high product quality in Metsa Board Kyro: goals achieved with Energy Recovery System and Infrared GemDryer® system - 07 March 2018

The cost of drying has been decreased by 30% for the coating station compared to the situation before the rebuild.
The solution also meets the needs in terms of flexibility, reliability and drying capacity.


Bekaert Solaronics has installed a GemDryer® Infrared Drying Furnace in a silicon steel production line in China - 19 December 2017


The objective is to efficiently dry a MgO coating on a silicon steel production line.
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Bekaert Solaronics to install a GemDryer® infrared drying system in an impregnation line for laminate flooring - 04 December 2017

The main objective is to perform the heat up before the first drying oven in order to increase significantly the line speed.

Bekaert Solaronics to supply UniDryer® V3 infrared drying systems and air bar dryers to Kyiv CPM, Ukraine - 12 September 2017

The objective is to install a UniDryer® V3 followed by air bars after each of the three coating stations to increase the speed of the coaters. 

Bekaert Solaronics supplies infrared drying system GemDryer® and Energy Recovery System to Mestä Board Kyröskoski, Finland - 05 July 2017

The GemDryer® replaces existing infrared drying system to offer higher input power, higher efficiency and decrease the total running costs. 

Bekaert Solaronics installed two infrared drying systems UniDryer®V3 after sizing at Ahltrom-Munksjö, Arches mill, France - 01 June 2017

The UniDryer®V3 systems dry efficiently the paper coats and achieve guaranteed moisture. 

Bekaert Solaronics to install two electrical infrared systems WebMate® for drying of special coatings - 3 April 2017

The objective of the installation is an efficient drying and curing after sizer at different line speeds, achieving an increased web temperature at the outlet of the WebMate®.

Bekaert Solaronics to supply WebMate® electrical infrared system toTwin Rivers Paper Company, Madawaska mill, USA - 10 March 2017

The WebMate® system improves moisture profiling capabilities to optimize paper quality with guaranteed peak moisture reduction.

Bekaert Solaronics has installed a gas IR system (GemDryer®), hot air tunnels and two Energy Recovery Systems (ERS) in a glass mirror line in Europe - 17 February 2017

The objective of this investment is to increase the mirror line speed while maintaining a high product quality as well as decrease significantly the operating costs.

Bekaert Solaronics to supply UniDryer® V3 and GemDryer® infrared systems to Reno de Medici La Rochette (ex Cascades s.a.s.), France - 09 February 2017

The main objectives are to reduce drastically the energy consumption and increase the machine runnability.

Bekaert Solaronics to install an infrared drying system UniDryer® at Kingdecor (Zhejiang) Co. Ltd, China - 06 February 2017

The objective of the installation is a uniform total drying after the size press while maintaining the high-quality levels of the specialty paper.

Bekaert Solaronics to supply a GemDryer® infrared system at Greenpaper® (Formerly known as Productora de Papel S.A. de C.V.), Mexico - 19 May 2016

The objective of the installation is the coat drying after a UMV twin HSM coater on recycled boxboard.

Bekaert Solaronics to supply UniDryer®V3 infrared systems with integrated air dryers at Cartiera di Momo, Italy - 15 February 2016

The objective of the installation is the non contact drying of recycled board while reducing the energy costs, increasing machine speed and producing with more coat weight. The installation of the systems is scheduled to take place during the 3rd quarter 2016.

Bekaert Solaronics will install a UniDryer®V3 at Technocell Günzach, Germany - 15 September 2015

This installation is part of the Technocell Günzach’s project to expand the production of pre-impregnated papers, a key growth segment. The objective of the installation in the Günzach mill is the non-contact drying of a new specialty paper.

Bekaert Solaronics installs two UniDryer®V3 and an Energy Recovery System (ERS) at the Condat paper mill - Lecta Group, France - 17 April 2015

The objective of the investment is to significantly reduce the energy consumption and hence lower the operational costs.

Bekaert Solaronics installs WebMate® systems in a paper mill manufacturing coated specialties located in Japan - 1 April 2015

The objective of the investment is to correct the cross direction moisture profile before coating station and before reel for an optimal paper quality at the lower operating costs. 

Bekaert Solaronics installs GemDryer® and ERS at Metsä Board Tako, Finland - 2 Oct 2015

The objective of the investment is to replace the existing drying system while reducing the operating costs.   

Bekaert Solaronics installs three electrical round ovens at ZTS-Kabel s.r.o, Slovak Republic
- 16 July 2014

The objective of this investment is to implement heating and drying systems for cable manufacturing.

Bekaert Solaronics installs UniDryer®V3 , ERS and Air Dryer at Hamburger-Spremberg GmbH & Co. KG, Germany - 30 May 2014 

The objective of the investment is drying of the coated board with the minimized operating costs.

Bekaert Solaronics installs UniDryer®V2 system at Hansol Paper Cheonan - 28 May 2014

The objective of the equipement, installed before exisiting air dryers, is to increase the drying rate and to reduce the binder migration and mottling for an optimal paper quality. 

Bekaert Solaronics installs WebMate® infrared electrical drying hood at Baoshan Iron &Steel Co., Ltd, China - 26 Feb 2014

Bekaert Solaronics installed on the CGL 2030 cold mill a Post Treatment Near Infrared Furnace based on WebMate® M2000 modules for coated strip drying. The objective of the investment is to improve the drying performance and minimize the operating costs.

Bekaert Solaronics installs GemDryer® system at APP Tjiwi Kimia mill, Indonesia - 31 Jan 2014

The objective of the investment is to replace the existing infrared equipement by a new GemDryer® for coat drying behind a film press.