HEIDENHEIM, Germany, July 16, 2014 (Press Release) -Following a rebuild by Voith, the PM 2 of the Europac Group (Papeles y Cartones de Europa, S.A.) was successfully restarted at its plant in Duenas in the Spanish Province of Palencia after just 15 days of downtime and seven days of commissioning. This meant that the machine was back in production one day sooner than planned.
"In Voith we had a reliable partner at our side during this project. The entire rebuild was done in a very short time frame," confirms Maria Berzosa, who is responsible for the project at Europac in Duenas and continues: "Very quickly, the PM 2 was producing again top-quality packaging paper."
The Europac Group had opted for a rebuild in order to produce also white coated testliner in the future. This was achieved by installing a Voith SpeedSizer, which applies a uniform, flawless film for sizing and coating, and systematically improves paper characteristics, penetration and surface coverage.
Europac chose to work with Voith because it has decades of experience and expertise in board and packaging paper machines. The SpeedSizer applicator unit supplied is one of many components from the Voith product range that has long-standing proven reliability. Europac could therefore be confident of making a reliable investment.
As well as the SpeedSizer, the scope of supply included a starch and coating colour preparation unit and a CB-Turn for non-contact turning of the paper web. The PM 2 has a production capacity of 150,000 metric tons per year of brown, white and white coated testliner at an operating speed of 1,100 m/min.
Europac Papel Duenas is part of the Europac Group (Papeles y Cartones de Europa, S.A.) which operates in the entire supply chain of the paper and packaging industry.