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Klippans Bruk Starts up New Tissue Machine at Klippan Mill in Sweden

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Klippans Bruk’s new tissue machine is up and running. The line, PM 11, produced the first reel on August 19. 

According to the company, it is now working on achieving the right specifications and quality. “The trimming period with start-up orders will last a couple of weeks,” it said in a statement.

Klippans Bruk revealed plans to invest in a new paper machine in January last year. The new line was supplied by Recard and has a design capacity of around 30,000 metric tpy of white and colored high-quality tissue. All in all, Klippans Bruk spent some SEK 150.0 million ($15.5 million) on the new machine.

Recard supplied the client with a turnkey Project including a tissue machine with crescent former  with a maximum operating speed of 1,700 m/min;  trim at reel of 3,200 mm and with a gross production capacity of 110 metric tpd. Auxiliaries systems serving the machine are duo-system hood, steam and condensate system, vacuum system, mist removal system and dust suction system.

The scope of supply includes a stock preparation system for 100 percent pre-dried virgin pulp, broke line, approach flow system, fiber recovery system and water distribution. The scope of supply included a high performing slitting rewinder with three unwind stands.

To complete the project, plant electrification was supplied including drives, AC motors and power and signal cables, DCS and QCS.

Recard’s turnkey services include full detailed engineering, mechanical erection, supervision, startup assistance and personnel training.

“This is the 138th startup for us,” declared Recard's managing director Riccardo Campo, “but the excitement and satisfaction for women and men of Recard seeing the first jumbo reel made by our tissue machine is always unique. The plant was built with a turnkey contract signed with Klippan Bruk, an historic paper mill that blends well with the tradition of Recard to build unique machinery as each component is designed and built with artisan care to achieve the performance required by the customer..

Klippans Bruk has a long tradition of papermaking. It began in 1573 when renowned astronomer Tycho Brahe’s uncle started producing paper near the monastery at Herrevadskloster. In 1832 the country’s first paper machine was installed at Klippan Mill.

Through the years the paper products have varied following the markets requests. From 1962 the production of tissue for napkins started at Klippan Mill and with more than 50 years’ experience of producing it, Klippans Bruk is now one of the world´s leading producers of deep-colored tissue.


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