Metalicplas starts up 25,000 tonnes/year ABK Italia-supplied tissue machine at its Dej, Romania, paper mill

, October 3, 2013 (press release) – ABK Italia has successfully completed the installation and start-up of the new turn-key project tissue line at the Dej mill of METALICPLAS SRL, a member company of MG Tec Group, one of Romania’s leading industrial groups with activities spanning from construction materials to the production and converting of tissue paper.

The new PM1 tissue machine is designed for 1,600 m/min operating speed, with 2,850 mm trim width at reel and production capacity of 82 t/day.

The scope of supply includes a single-layer headbox and single suction press configuration, 3.6 m diameter cast iron Yankee Dryer and an M.D.S. last generation energy saving gas heated hood. Stock preparation, approach flow system, winder, machine auxiliaries, water treatment, electrification and control system complete the scope of supply.

With erection and installation works accomplished in a record time of 3 months from the laying of soleplates, trials and start-up activities went smooth and, after less than 2 weeks, the machine was already producing good quality tissue paper with efficiency over 90 %.

Already operating with good experience a 2.5 m trim, 20,000 ton-per year Over Meccanica tissue machine at its Pehart Tec facility in Petresti, MG Tec Group was well prepared to take this further important investment step with the same supplier from Verona, now ABK Italia S.p.A. .

Convincing arguments for Metalicplas to rely on ABK, in addition to the good experience with the machine in Petresti and the excellent support provided over the years by the skilled team of experts from Verona, were indeed the product flexibility as well as energy efficiency and overall environmental standards guaranteed by ABK with a machine entirely manufactured in Italy and France.

Pleased with the way ABK Italia handled this important project, the Metalicplas crew proved extremely cooperative throughout the very busy days of start-up. In turn, ABK is proud to have played a major role in this important investment which is going to add 25,000 tons capacity per year of 100% cellulose toilet paper, napkin and towel grades to both the domestic and export market.

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