UNIPAKHELLAS Central has recently started operations of a paper machine and a slitter winder, supplied by Toscotec. The new PM5 line, set up at their Pelasgia mill in Greece, has a wire width of 3000 mm, a maximum operating speed of 800m per min and produces corrugated paper ranging from 90 to 200gsm using 100% waste fibres.
Jul 5, 2023
UNIPAKHELLAS Central, a member of INDEVCO Group, has started up a paper machine and a slitter winder delivered by Toscotec as the main machinery supplier at their Pelasgia mill in Greece. The new PM5 line is manufacturing high quality test liner and fluting grades for the Greek and international markets. PM5 has a wire width of 3000 mm, a maximum operating speed of 800m per min and produces corrugated paper in the range from 90 to 200gsm using 100% waste fibres. It features a two-layer Fourdrinier configuration with a hydraulic TT Headbox-SL. It is equipped with Toscotec’s shoe press TT Xpress, TT SteelDryers in the dryer section, as well as a hard nip calendar, a hydraulic pope reel and the tail threading system. The scope is completed by mechanical drives, an enclosed hood, and air and ventilation systems.
Mr. Francesco Possenti, Paper and Board Technical Manager, Toscotec, says, “The successful completion of this project is a great satisfaction. Toscotec realized the new line from a greenfield, including the building layout, the civil works and the entire paper machine from the headbox to the rewinder. Throughout the project when we were faced with challenges including the pandemic, local authorizations, erection and auxiliaries, the excellent cooperation with UHC made all the difference and we managed to effectively overcome every single issue together.”