Whakatane paperboard mill in New Zealand taps Bellmer as main equipment manufacturer for major rebuild of BM 3, with start-up in July 2023; project will increase production capacity by 60,000 t/year to over 200,000 t/year, improve folding boxboard quality

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September 6, 2022 (press release) –


With the rebuild of the board machine 3 the major goal is to increase the production capacity of net paper by 60.000 t/year up to over 200.000t/a. Furthermore, with the new equipment there will be improved folding boxboard quality with more bulk and improved smoothness.
The rebuild includes the following Bellmer equipment:

Beginning with the press rebuild there will be a new TurboPress (Shoe Press) with a press load of 800 kN/m for optimal dry content. Furthermore, there will be a major pre- and post- dryer section modification with new slalom groups, a relocation of drying cylinders and threading solutions through the TurboFeeder. Additionally, the new TurboFilmSizer will allow coating of 2,5-3,5 g/m per side to ensure surface properties. Here also the starch preparation system will be upgraded. To complete the rebuild also two TurboPulpers for the Press as well as for the Sizer will be installed.
Timeline: the shutdown will take place in June 2023 and start up is planned in July 2023.

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