After the conversion of PM9 by Sappi, label papers for various applications such as bottles and food packaging will also be manufactured on the machine besides multi-coated fine papers.
November 8, 2022
Sappi Austria has recently ordered a chemical preparation plant from GAW Technologies GmbH for its Paper Machine 9 (PM9). Up until now, multi-coated fine papers for graphic applications were manufactured on the paper machine.
From now onwards, label papers for various applications such as bottles and food packaging will also be manufactured on the machine. Since these speciality papers require raw materials and chemicals to be processed in accordance with the highest safety standards, GAW provides technology as well as the assembly and commissioning of the highly complex system.
The history of collaboration between the two leading companies dates back several decades ago. In 1951, GAW commissioned its first order for Sappi’s mill in Gratkorn. After that, there are a number of projects which have been implemented, including Sappi’s complete overhaul of its facility with one of the world’s largest and state-of-the-art production plants for coated fine paper.
Presently, the Gratkorn mill can be regarded as one of the largest and most modern paper mills in Europe. After this, Sappi will continue to scale up its market position in the segment. The assembly of the first subsections/construction is expected to begin in the spring of next year while the commissioning is scheduled for autumn 2023.