New paper machine for INDEVCO in Greece

Unipakhellas, a member of INDEVCO Group, has contracted with Toscotec for the supply of a paper machine to be installed at Unipakhellas Central (UHC) mill in Pelasgia, region of Fthiotida, Greece. Unipakhellas aims to produce high quality testliner and fluting grades to Greek and export markets. The paper machine is scheduled to start up soon.

The new machine has a wire width of 3.0m and will produce corrugated paper in the range of 90 to 200 gsm at the maximum operating speed of 800 m/min, processing 100% waste paper. It features a two-layer Fourdrinier configuration with a hydraulic TT Headbox-SL. It is equipped with Toscotec’s shoe press TT Xpress, as well as TT SteelDryers, steam and condensate system, and stabilisation boxes in the dryer section. The supply also includes a hard nip calender, a hydraulic pope reel and the tail threading system. The scope is completed by mechanical drives, an enclosed hood, and air and ventilation systems. Unipakhellas selected a comprehensive service package with engineering, erection supervision, commissioning, training, and start-up assistance.

Fayssal Frem, Chairman of the Board and CEO, Unipakhellas, says, “Our decision to invest in Greece testifies to our belief that Greece is an actively growing market due to its geography and most importantly its human talents. The choice of Pelasgia’s strategic location not only makes commercial sense, but it is primarily driven by INDEVCO’s philosophy of furthering community development. We are confident that Toscotec will deliver on our expectations of high performance.”

Imad Issa El Khoury, Executive Vice President, INDEVCO Paper Making, says, “We are excited to partner with Toscotec on our first big project, which will enable UHC to serve the Greek and export markets with a wide range of high quality containerboard grades, supporting corrugated businesses to excel locally and in the European and Mediterranean markets.”

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