Voith and Schumacher Packaging have successfully started up PM 2 in Myszków, Poland. Except for a few existing components, the entire production line was modernised to achieve the highest sustainability and efficiency standards.
“We are very satisfied with the rebuild of our PM 2 by Voith. As a leading full-line supplier, Voith was able to reduce many interfaces and thus reduce significant risks during the rebuild,” confirms Björn Schumacher, CEO, Schumacher Packaging Group.
The successful rebuild of the PM 2 will significantly increase the production capacity of lightweight containerboard grades. In the interest of the customer, the highest priority was placed on sustainability, machine availability and process efficiency when planning the rebuild.
“The rebuild enabled us to double production capacity from 500 to 1,000 tons per day in a way that minimises waste and reduces fibre, energy and freshwater consumption. We are glad to have found a long-term partner in Voith, which also pursues ambitious sustainability goals and thus has the right products in its portfolio,” says Henryk Drechnowicz, Managing Director, Schumacher Packaging Myszków Paper Mill.
Voith had already modernised the plant’s OCC stock preparation line in 2018. To meet the increased production capacity and further increase plant efficiency, the OCC line has now been expanded with additional technologies from Voith’s BlueLine portfolio; sensor technology from BTG; and technologies for water, reject, and sludge handling from Meri.
“Schumacher Packaging has found in us a long-term partner who shares the same values. This has led to a particularly close cooperation between the project teams,” says Philip Schnellinger, Process Technology Manager, Voith Paper. “I am proud that we as a full-line supplier with our comprehensive portfolio were able to meet all requirements and guide the project to this important milestone.”