Russian papermaker Nikol-Pack contracts Papcel to supply more than US$4M in machinery, equipment for two stock preparation lines, one paper machine line at two Nikol-Pack paper mills, one each in Murom and Uchaly; work involves upgrades, modernization

LITOVEL, Czech Republic , February 28, 2014 (press release) – In 2013 the joint-stock company PAPCEL, Litovel reached record high revenues exceeding the amount of 870 mil. CZK. The share of revenues from Eastern Europe accounted for more than 70 %. The main customer market in 2013 was the Russian Federation, followed by Belarus. The reconstruction of the paper machine in Penza, Russia and further on, the supplies to the markets of Turkey and Egypt were the largest projects of the year.

In December 2013 PAPCEL, Litovel signed a new contract for the supply of machinery and equipment for two stock preparation lines and for paper machine line with one of the biggest paper concerns in Russia, the company Nikol-Pack, a major Russian manufacturer of boxboard, tube paper and roofing felt. The deliveries are divided for two paper mills of this concern, the deliveries exceed 4 mil. USD in its volume.

The first case concerns line modernization at the mill Nikol-Pack Imperial in Murom, Russia. PAPCEL will complete the machinery and equipment for the stock preparation line and will deliver S-H rewinder with the system of longitudinal slitting of the paper. The mill in Murom also bought a new system for starch dosing into paper stock. The second case includes the completion of stock preparation line at the mill in Uchaly, Russia. The customer has decided to adjust the system of waste paper pulping.

The concern Nikol-Pack is a regular customer of the company PAPCEL. In 2011 successful guarantee tests of production line modernization for single-layer and double-layer boards took place at the paper mill in Uchaly. The customer is now able to produce papers with the annual production capacity up to 120 000 tons/year thanks to the general reconstruction. In 2012 a new rewinder was installed at the mill Nikol Pack Imperial in Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia.

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