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PMP Supports Arctic Paper with "315" Project at Kostrzyn Plant in Poland

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PMP (Paper Machinery Producer), Poland, has signed a contract with Arctic Paper Kostrzyn S.A. (Poland) for a PM 1 press section rebuild, that includes delivery of a new Intelli-Nip® Shoe Press. 

Arctic Paper Kostrzyn for several years has been consistently working on its assets modernization. Previous investments were conducted to prepare PM 1 for a future, significant capacity increase. The name of the project is "315" (thousand tons of capacity for whole plant) and it will be completed in 2019, when the new press section with a PMP Intelli-Nip Shoe Press will be implemented on PM 1.

The main goal of the "315" project is to increase manufacturing capacity, to boost paper properties, and to implement energy saving solutions. Arctic Paper has decided to choose state-of-the-art solutions provided by PMP, and invested in a press section equipped with Intelli-Nip Shoe Module. Solutions that will be designed and manufactured by PMP, will play a key role in the "315" project final success. What is most important, it will allow PMP to improve the after press dryness from 43% before rebuild, to up to 50% after rebuild. It is also worth mentioning that each 1% of dryness brings around 4% of steam savings in the dryer section. Furthermore, Shoe Press technology will significantly improve final product quality (especially its bulk and bursting strength). It also will significantly improve PM 1 runnability. 

Intelli-Nip Shoe Press technology is a combination of energy saving solutions and impressive paper properties, and today is a desired solution worldwide. Recently PMP executed a number of projects that included shoe press solutions, for example, in the U.S., Mexico, Colombia, China, and Poland. For Arctic Paper Kostrzyn S.A., it will be a huge step in whole plant development.

PM1 is producing writing and offset papers, with a basis weight of 60 up to 100 gsm. PM 1’s current operating speed is on the level of 700 m/min., with a plan to increase it up to 1,000 m/min. after rebuild. PMP’s scope of supply covers the press section with an Intelli-Nip Shoe Press (design nip load of 600 kN/m, module diameter of 1,100 mm). In addition, PMP will supply most of the control equipment, spare parts, and on-site services, including on-site erection and startup supervision. The assembly and startup are scheduled for the year 2019.

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