Graphic paper manufacturer Les Papeteries de Clairefontaine starts up PM6 following dryer section rebuild supplied by Toscotec at its Etival Clairefontaine mill in France; machine produces graphic paper in basis weight range of 60-100 gsm

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November 8, 2023 (press release) –

Graphic paper manufacturer Les Papeteries de Clairefontaine started up PM6 after a dryer section rebuild supplied by Toscotec at its Etival Clairefontaine mill in France. The machine produces graphic paper in the basis weight range from 60 to 100 gsm. 

The project was focused on PM6’s pre-dryer section for which Toscotec supplied TT SteelDryers designed for an operating steam pressure of 10 barg, as well as an upgrade of the machine frame. The associated services included the complete erection with supervision, commissioning, and start-up assistance. 

The rebuild has achieved the target of increasing PM6’s drying face length without changing the overall width of the machine frame. 

Julien Courant, Production Engineer at Les Papeteries de Clairefontaine, says, “The project had a positive outcome. We have enhanced our paper quality by improving the moisture profile in cross direction.”

Giancarlo Gianlorenzi, Sales Manager at Toscotec, says, “Through the cooperation with a well-established player such as Les Papeteries de Clairefontaine, Toscotec strengthens its presence in the French market. We were very happy to support the mill in the coordination of the project. Based on our vast experience in dryer section rebuilds, we are well positioned to continue serving this market area effectively.”

About Les Papeteries de Clairefontaine
Les Papeteries de Clairefontaine is a subsidiary of the Exacompta-Clairefontaine group, which is comprised of over fifty companies and employs over 3,200 staff, including 580 people at Les Papeteries de Clairefontaine. They are a well-established market player and produce a wide range of office and graphic papers. 

Giancarlo Gianlorenzi
Sales Manager, Paper & Board division Toscotec

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