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Cartiere Modesto Cardella Starts up Rebuild Corrugated Paper Machine in Italy

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Cartiere Modesto Cardella S.p.A., Italy, has successfully started up its rebuilt PM 4 corrugated base paper machine. The rebuild of the wet end included an Andritz (Graz, Austria) PrimeFlow TW two-layer headbox with PrimeProfiler F dilution water control, and the first PrimeForm TW gap former to be supplied by Andritz Pulp & Paper.

The new wet end provides high dewatering performance and production of corrugated base paper grades with a minimum of two-sidedness, Andritz notes. Initial results after the startup show a significant improvement in paper formation and strength properties. The paper machine has a design speed of 1,200 m/min and a wire width of 3,180 mm. The corrugated base paper, with a basis weight range of 90 to 170 gsm, is produced from 100% wastepaper.

"Thanks to the presence of Andritz onsite, the rebuild went very smoothly. All systems have been started up successfully and we are very pleased with the components," Modesto Cardella, managing director of Cartiere Modesto Cardella, said.


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