Toscotec has confirmed it has started up the board machine at Cartiera Pirinoli after the complete rebuild of the press section at their Roccavione facility in Italy. The mill produces around 100,000 tonnes of cartonboard per annum, used for folding carton packaging as well as tubes.
Toscotec installed a first nip with double felted press roll and a second nip with a Voith NipcoFlex shoe press designed for a maximum load of 1,600 kN/m. The project also included a fully automatic tail feeding system, felt runs, showers, rolls, doctors, as well as guide and stretcher systems.
The rebuild increases PM1’s post-press dryness, reduces paper breaks and thermal energy consumptions. A high operation flexibility across a large basis weight range and the compliance with new safety regulations are also crucial aspects of the project.
Silvano Carletto, President, Cartiera Pirinoli, says, “The successful completion of this machine upgrade allows us to cut PM1’s consumption and achieve higher flexibility in the operation of the press section. We especially appreciated the fact that we could find the correct settings of the machine immediately after start-up, almost effortlessly. Toscotec accompanied us throughout this strategic project with high expertise, competence and reliability.”