Toscotec rebuild for Hamburger Containerboard in Turkey

Toscotec has confirmed it will supply an entire dryer section rebuild to Hamburger Turkey, part of the Hamburger Containerboard Group, at their paper mill in Çorlu in Northern Turkey. The project focuses on their containerboard machine PM3 and is planned for the end of 2024.

The rebuild has two main targets. Firstly, the replacement of the existing cast-iron dryer cans with Toscotec’s custom-sized TT SteelDryers will increase the sheet drying width by 90mm while maintaining the same face length and using the existing machine frame. This will lead to an increase of PM3’s production capacity.  The second target is to expand the basis weight range and produce lower grammages to enter a new market for lighter weight testliner products through an improvement in the wet section.

Faik Ozturk, Project Manager at Hamburger Containerboard, says, “Our cooperation with Toscotec began in 2020 when we purchased our first TT SteelDryer. This new rebuild is part of an important market strategy. It will bring great results with minimal intervention because it maintains the non-technological components of the machine. Therefore, we will realise the complete upgrade of PM3’s dryer section in an easy and cost-effective way.”

Fabrizio Charrier, Sales Manager of Toscotec’s Paper & Board division, says, “I’m very proud to have reached this agreement with Hamburger Containerboard in Turkey. Toscotec’s customized technology precisely meets the needs of this project. This order also comes from an efficient and professional approach during the technical analysis phase. I’m confident that this synergy will lead to a long-term cooperation with their group on future projects.”

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