Toscotec delivers a press section rebuild to ETAP in Egypt

Egyptian linerboard manufacturer ETAP has recently started up PM2 at its Borg Elarab mill, following a press section rebuild successfully carried out by Toscotec.

Left to right: Marco Del Chiaro (Toscotec), Vedran Simic (Toscotec), Mohamed Ashour (Managing Director ETAP), Sameh Habib (CEO Chemitex Egypt for Trading & Agencies), Luca Nesi (Toscotec) and Flavio Biondi (Toscotec).

PM2 produces testliner, kraftliner, and whitetop in the range from 125 to 240 gsm. In 2018, the machine had already been modified by Toscotec who entirely rebuilt its Fourdrinier wire section in stainless steel. Toscotec replaced an existing plain press in the first part of PM2’s press section with a new bi-nip concept press, which has achieved a two-fold target. First, the increase of post-press dryness; and second, an efficiency increase of the entire press section through a substantial reduction of paper breaks.

Mohamed Ashour, Managing Director, ETAP, says, “On our second major rebuild with Toscotec, we are once again satisfied with their ability to effectively manage the project from inception to completion. ETAP has increased its production capacity taking advantage of Toscotec’s advanced technology.”

“ETAP is an important customer for Toscotec in Egypt and in the Middle Eastern market,” comments Enrico Fazio, Sales Director Paper & Board Division, Toscotec. “We had a positive cooperation four years ago, and we are satisfied to carry on our collaboration with this project and to continue supporting them with Toscotec’s expert services in the future.”

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