We can help you stay profitable in an increasingly competitive industry!

As media and communications continue migrating from "ink on paper" to digital platforms, the pulp and paper industry is clearly in a period of shifting markets. While printing is in a decline, manufacturing is rising in many emerging markets, driving an increasing global demand for paper used in product packaging. Demand for paper hygiene and cleaning products is also expected to grow in coming years. At the same time, paper products are now being exported from all over the world, so competition has gotten more intense.

The biggest challenge for the pulp and paper industry is managing the wide variety of bulk materials, which can range from wet and sticky slurry to loose, dry material like sawdust or loose waste paper. Primarily, plant managers deal with fugitive material and runaway dust issues. Transporting wet material in pulp or slurry form sticks easily to the conveyor belts and gets carried back to the tail pulley, potentially jamming or damaging the equipment. Meanwhile, dry material, like wood chips or bark, is lighter in weight and is more prone to spilling off the belt. Dust is also a problem at pulp and paper plants because it can be inhaled by workers, causing health problems, and can even ignite and cause an explosion.

At Martin Engineering, we manufacture durable equipment that keeps raw wood, wood chips, wood pulp, slurry and recycled waste paper on the conveyor belts better than any other product on the market. We are known throughout the world for the durability and cost effectiveness of our belt cleaning solutions, which eliminate carryback problems when working with sticky, resinous substances. Plus, we provide innovative transfer point solutions that stabilize your belts, minimize fugitive materials and contain runaway dust.

We also offer a wide range of flow aid and vibration products that eliminate flow problems in silos, hoppers, chutes and trailers. So whether you’re transporting wood or wood pulp as a fuel source for power generation, or as part of a paper production process, we are dedicated to helping you transport it as efficiently as possible.

Backed by the Best Guarantee in the Business. 

Once you’ve become a long-time Martin customer, we have 100% confidence that you’ll be glad you did. But we want you to have that level of confidence in us before you buy, so we back our products with a 100% Money-Back Guarantee. We call it “The Problem Solved Guarantee” and it reflects over seven decades of commitment to getting things done… the right way! 

Our professional engineers and technicians love to talk shop, so give us a call and let’s chat about your plant’s operations, your challenges and how we can solve them. We have many customers in the pulp and paper industry so, whatever your specific problem is, we’ve probably seen it. And if we’ve seen it, we’ve solved it. Because that’s what we do every day!

Increased Productivity
  • Move material more efficiently along conveyor systems and minimize carryback
  • Keep downtime for maintenance and belt cleaning to a minimum
  • Reduce spillage and dust problems by keeping conveyor belts aligned
Safer Operation
  • Prevent material from spilling off of moving conveyor belts
  • Manage airborne dust and minimize the risk of explosion and inhalation
  • Eliminate the need for workers to enter confined spaces
More Profit
  • Deliver more product by maximizing your plant’s overall throughput
  • Reduce costs by minimizing waste and reducing energy consumption
  • Eliminate excessive downtime for maintenance and cleanup
Our Solutions For Your Biggest Challenges:
We Solved Their Problems!
Let us help you solve yours as well. All products and services provided by Martin Engineering carry our Absolutely No Excuses Guarantee. If we don't solve your problem, we will fully refund your money or provide a different solution for you. Period.
Martin® Air Cannons Maintain Boiler Feed Rate At Power Plant
A power plant uses petroleum coke - a refinery waste product - to fire its boilers. But the sticky material would build up on the walls of the chutes carrying it from the gravimetric feeders to the boiler. Instead of the 300 tph required, the feed rate would slow down to 75 to 100 tph, starving the boilers. The plant staff resorted to frequent cleaning of the chutes.
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Transfer Point Solutions Increase Productivity At Container Board Plant
Bark and wood waste are used as fuel to produce heat and steam for this container board plant. A series of belt conveyors 36 to 48 inches wide carry bark to the powerhouse. The Pine Hill Mill began a program to improve its materials-handling operations and eliminate fugitive materials. The bark conveying system was the first system to be upgraded.
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XHV Air Cannons Unplug Wet Bark At Paper Manufacturer
One of the largest specialty paper manufacturers in North America, handling 300 tons of wet bark per hour, began experiencing a plugged chute. This blockage not only decreased productivity, but also created safety concerns. Manually unplugging the chute took an estimated two hours per day, adding to maintenance expenses as well as putting workers in danger.
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Dust Bags Filtrate Bark Dust At Paper Plant
A paper plant handles 20,000 tons of bark every month and was encountering huge dust problems at the head pulley of the conveyor near the boiler, creating the need for manual clean up. OSHA considered this area a combustible dust explosion risk, so the customer asked Martin to help them control the dust.
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Paper Plant Having Trouble With Fugitive Material
The release of airborne dust can cause health concerns and create negative attention from regulatory agencies. Any material that spills off the conveyor is a loss - loss in material, profit and efficiency. The spillage also creates the need for manual cleanup which takes man-hours and is a dangerous task - putting workers in harm's way.
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Our technicians have solved problems for people in your industry all over the world. Take advantage of our wealth of knowledge. Tell us about your situation today to learn how Martin can improve your performance, safety and bottom line - with no obligation. We want to ensure that you choose the right solution for your exact needs and we are willing to invest the time upfront to get it right the first time.

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Foundations™ for Conveyor Safety

Learn to Calculate your Return on Conveyor Safety™ with our compilation of worldwide best practices for safer bulk material handling in this first-ever textbook dedicated exclusively to the safety of conveyor systems.

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Martin® Forever Belt Cleaner Guarantee

We are so confident in the performance of our belt cleaners that we proudly offer the industry's first Forever Belt Cleaner Guarantee, an exclusive offer available for current genuine Martin® replacement blade customers. We will provide Martin® replacement tensioners and mainframes for any belt cleaner assemblies as required – whether the ones we're replacing were manufactured by us or not – absolutely free of charge for as long as we have a service relationship including FREE blade installation, tensioning and hardware upgrades, helping to maintain maximum performance and keeping your belt cleaning system running in like new condition – FOREVER!

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Save With Our MartinPLUS® Walk the Belt™ Service!

Every conveyor is different, even within the same facility! We can provide regularly-scheduled reviews of your bulk material handling system components, involving a specialized crew with the expertise necessary to achieve high operating standards, keeping the conveyor system running at maximum productivity. Immediate data and photos will be available to facility managers and our suggestions will ensure long-term savings and efficiency.

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Belt Cleaner Problems?
If you're having trouble with your belt cleaner, check out our Precleaner Blade Troubleshooting Guide on common issues and how to solve them.
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Looking for in-depth information on belt cleaning solutions? Our brochure includes carryback removal solutions for all applications.
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Looking for in-depth info on dust management? Our brochure includes solutions for containing, suppressing, and filtrating dust in any application.
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