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Visy Paper Starts up PM 5 in Australia after Press Section Overhaul

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Visy Paper (Melbourne, Australia) has successfully started up its PM 5 after a press section upgrade carried out by the Toscotec (Italy). PM 5 produces coating base sheet and testliner for export, from recycled paper.

Visy is one of the world’s largest privately owned paper, packaging, and recycling companies. It was established in Melbourne in 1948 as a manufacturer of corrugated cardboard boxes, and today’s operational footprint extends to more than 120 sites across Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, and Vietnam, and trading offices across Asia, Europe and the U.S.

The project aim was to increase testliner paper quality and the overall efficiency of the press section, thus increasing energy savings. The goal was achieved by the installation of a new framing for the press section and the introduction of a state of the art shoe press - TT XPress as third nip, working with a maximum nip load of 1300 kN/m at an operating speed of 1,000 m/min. The addition of a new TT SteelDryer-SD1500 at the beginning of the dryer section, completed the upgrade.

Since 1948 TOSCOTEC, based in Lucca, Italy, has specialized in machinery for the Tissue and Paper industries. The company provides top of the range machinery and system solutions for complete turn-key plants ranging from 40 to 260 TPD and designs and manufactures TADVISION for the premium tissue and towel markets that require Through Air Dried technology.

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