ETAP has started PM2 at its Borg Elarab mill, after Toscotec successfully rebuilt a press section. Toscotec successfully replaced an existing plain press in the first part of PM2’s press section with a new bi-nip concept press, which achieved a two-fold target of increasing post-press dryness and efficiency of press section.
Jul 20, 2023
Egypt-based ETAP started up its PM2 at its Borg Elarab mill, following a press section rebuild successfully carried out by Toscotec. PM2 produces testliner, kraftliner, top kraftliner and white top in the range from 125 to 240 gsm. In 2018, the machine had already been modified by Toscotec who entirely rebuilt its Fourdrinier wire section in stainless steel. Toscotec successfully replaced an existing plain press in the first part of PM2’s press section with a new bi-nip concept press, which achieved a two-fold target. First, the increase of post-press dryness; and second, an efficiency increase of the entire press section through a substantial reduction of paper breaks.
Mr. Mohamed Ashour, Managing Director at ETAP, says: “On our second major rebuild with Toscotec, we are once again very satisfied with their ability to effectively manage the project from inception to completion. ETAP has increased its production capacity taking advantage of Toscotec’s advanced technology.” Mr. Enrico Fazio, Sales Director Paper & Board Division, Toscotec commented, “ETAP is an important customer for Toscotec in Egypt and in the Middle Eastern market. We had a very positive cooperation four years ago, and we are very satisfied to carry on our collaboration with this project and to continue supporting them with Toscotec’s expert services in the future.”