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Papierfabrik Schoellershammer Starts up Metso Spray Sizing Unit at Testliner Mill

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Papierfabrik Schoellershammer, together with Metso, Finland, has successfully started up Europe's first spray sizing unit for the mill's swing testliner and recycled fluting machine, PM 5, located in Düren, Germany. The new two-sided spraying unit was installed in an existing pond size press, originally delivered by Metso in 2005. After the recent startup, the production line has produced sellable paper from day one and has since been able to successfully produce its full product range with the new equipment.

"This is a big step forward in terms of runnability. Thanks to higher solids, we can now also use increased starch amounts without compromising production capacity. We foresee considerable savings in steam consumption as well," says Konrad Franken, production manager at Papierfabrik Schoellershammer.

The 5-m-wide PM 5 produces testliner and fluting grades in the basis weight range of 90-170 gsm at the maximum production speed of 1,100 m/min. Papierfabrik SchoellershammerDüren produces testliner and fluting board grades from 100% recycled paper (220,000 metric tpy) and high-quality specialty papers (6,000 metric tpy). The family-owned company employs a total of 230 people.


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