Europac Papel Dueñas: PM 2 resumes operation ahead of schedule following rebuild by Voith
Cartones de Europa, S.A.) was successfully restarted at its plant in
Dueñas in the Spanish Province of Palencia after just 15 days of downtime
and seven days of commissioning. This meant that the machine was back
in production one day sooner than planned.
The Europac Group had opted for a rebuild in order to produce also white coated testliner in the future. This was achieved by installing a Voith SpeedSizer, which applies a uniform, flawless film for sizing and coating, and systematically improves paper characteristics, penetration and surface coverage.
Europac chose to work with Voith because it has decades of experience and expertise in board and packaging paper machines. The SpeedSizer applicator unit supplied is one of many components from the Voith product range that has long-standing proven reliability. Europac could therefore be confident of making a reliable investment.
As well as the SpeedSizer, the scope of supply included a starch and coating colour preparation unit and a CB-Turn for non-contact turning of the paper web. The PM 2 has a production capacity of 150,000 metric tons per year of brown, white and white coated testliner at an operating speed of 1,100 m/min.
Europac Papel Dueñas is part of the Europac Group (Papeles y Cartones de Europa, S.A.) which operates in the entire supply chain of the paper and packaging industry.