A.Celli rebuilds and launches Smurfit Kappa Roermond Papier’s PM3

A.Celli Paper, together with the Smurfit Kappa Roermond Papier team, has successfully reconstructed and commissioned PM3 at the Roermond plant dedicated to packaging paper production. A.Celli Paper announces the completion of the startup of the reconstructed PM3 on June 24, with total satisfaction from our customer, Smurfit Kappa Roermond Papier, both for the achieved performance and adherence to the planned schedule, despite difficulties related to the global pandemic. The reconstruction interventions carried out by A.Celli Paper on the PM3 of Smurfit Kappa, a line dedicated to the production of 1000 tons/day of 2-ply liner packaging paper with a basis weight ranging from 125 to 220 gsm and a width of 5090 mm, involved:

  • The press section, with the replacement of the entire frame and the change from a pneumatic to a hydraulic press loading system.
  • The first group of the pre-drying section with four new drying cylinders and three vacuum rolls, including the corresponding new hood.
  • Mechanical and piping assembly services.

These interventions resulted in a total downtime of 21 days, and the startup phase was completed on June 21. Mr. Sjon Vrieze, Technical Operations Director of Smurfit Kappa Roermond Papier, states: “We were able to resume production in the afternoon of June 24, and the machine has been running steadily since then. The uptime is above target, the speed is on target, and the quality achieved is above target, so from the machine performance perspective, we are happy so far. I want to send my greetings to all the colleagues at A.Celli who have worked hard to get the job done in Roermond.” SMURFIT KAPPA ROERMOND PAPIER – COMPANY PROFILE Smurfit Kappa Roermond Papier is a company founded in 1937 and is part of the Smurfit Kappa Group, an international brand with 350 branches in 35 countries and a leader in Europe in the production of corrugated cardboard packaging, containerboard, and bag-in-box. In 2020, Smurfit Kappa Roermond Papier produced 635,000 tons of recycled paper from over 1.3 million bales of used paper.

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