FRANCE (News release) -- Toscotec has been awarded a contract by Smurfit Kappa Cellulose du Pin in France to rebuild the entire dryer section of its 6m wire PM5 at Facture, Aquitaine, France.
Toscotec will rebuild the entire pre-dryer section of the machine, including 36 new TT SteelDryers with a diameter of 1.8 m, maintaining the same machine length of the existing 43 cast iron cans. The scope of supply includes 4 new TT Uniroll for the first battery. Toscotec will also rebuild the existing post-dryer section to improve the present design according to the new production rate, adding 2 new TT SteelDryers.
The PM5 produces White Top Kraft Liner with a reel trim of 5,500 mm, Toscotec's rebuild will allow to increase machine speed up to approximately 900 m/min.
The supply is on a turnkey basis and includes engineering, erection, commissioning, start-up assistance and training. The project is scheduled for the 1Q 2020.
Smurfit Kappa Cellulose du Pin is one of the most important paper mills in Europe, producing Brown and White Top Kraftliner, all of which are 100% recyclable and are used for the packaging of industrial and food products.