Toscotec has recently reconstructed the PM1 paper machine, which has now been started by Omnia Advanced Materials at the Beaver Falls facility in New York, USA. After an idle period, the paper machine was modified to resume operations with the installation of a completely new dryer section, supplied by Toscotec. The rebuild achieved its target of increasing the machine’s production capacity.
March 29, 2023
Italy-based company Toscotec has successfully rebuilt the PM1 paper machine, which has been started up by Omnia Advanced Materials at the Beaver Falls facility in New York, USA. The paper machine, PM1 produces highly customized specialty paper including gaskets, absorbency, and filtration media for numerous industrial and consumer applications and was modified to resume operations with the installation of a completely new dryer section.
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The entire dryer section was supplied by Toscotec, including 20 TT SteelDryers featuring a diameter of 1,250 mm (49.2 inches), a useful drying width of 2,175 mm (86.6 inches), and an operating pressure of 10 barg (145 psig). It also applied a non-stick coating on many of the steel dryers to ensure effective cleaning during the papermaking process. Toscotec developed a customized solution designed to deliver a significant increase in PM1’s paper width compared to the pre-existing width. The rebuild achieved its target of increasing the machine’s production capacity.
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Enrico Fazio, Sales Director of Toscotec’s Paper & Board division, says, “It is always a pleasure to receive a repeated order. Toscotec has developed a customized rebuilding solution designed to bring an idle machine back to life. This project has a strategic impact on the specialty papers market, and it contributes to Omnia Advanced Materials continuous growth. We are happy to support them in this strategic expansion.”