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Smurfit Kappa Rebuilding Drying Section of PM 2 at Hoya Mill in Germany

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Smurfit Kappa has ordered a rebuild of the drying section of PM 2 at its Hoya mill in Germany, to be conducted by Andritz, Graz, Austria. The rebuilt machine is scheduled to startup in February 2011.

PM 2 is a testliner and fluting machine with a working width of 7.6 m at the reel and a production speed of 1,100 m/min. Following rebuild of the drying section, the drying wire tension will increase to 4.5 N/mm and the grouping will be changed. Four drying cylinders will be relocated from the after-drying section to the pre-drying section.

The PrimeDry ST's web run in the first drying section (single-tier) will be enhanced with PrimeRun web stabilizing systems. The web run of the PrimeDry DT's double-tier drying group will be optimized with specially positioned guiding rolls. In the second drying group, high-vacuum boxes will be installed to improve web transfer from the cylinder. Additionally, a new drying hood will be supplied. Andritz also recently received an order to supply a film press for Smurfit Kappa's Hoya mill.


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