ST Tissue starts up 'world's widest' Yankee dryer at former IP uncoated freesheet mill in Franklin, Virginia; the 70,000 tons/year PM No. 6 was rebuilt to produce tissue; rebuild also included new head insulation, mechanical drives, dryer doctors

PINEROLO, Italy , February 22, 2013 (press release) – PMT recently supplied the world’s widest Yankee dryer for PM6 of ST Tissue LLC in Franklin, Virginia. The Yankee dryer with over 8.3m (327in) shell face was part of a converted 70,000 tpy tissue paper machine at the former International Paper uncoated freesheet paper mill in Franklin, Va.

The scope of the PMT rebuild included the new cast iron Yankee dryer, complete with head insulation, mechanical drives, and dryer doctors. PMT also supplied erection supervision and start up services.

PMT is a global paper machinery producer, able to provide suppliers of every kind of paper with advanced equipment from headbox through winders, including integrated projects with basic or detailed engineering of associated auxiliary plant.

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