BRUSSELS, May 4, 2017 (PPI Europe) -Mondi has restarted production on its brown kraftliner machine PM 1 at its Swiecie mill in Poland, which was stopped in early March for a rebuild. While originally scheduled to come back online in early April, PM 1 restarted commercial production in the second half of the month.
Mondi’s spokesperson said the unit is now up and running but declined to specify when exactly the machine was restarted. Industry sources said that they received customer letters from Mondi around Easter saying that PM 1 would be relaunched with a delay.
The revamp was aimed at increasing the speed of the machine. The capacity of the 180,000 tonne/yr machine, which produces kraftliner from 100 g upwards, is expected to increase by some 80,000 tonnes/yr in the course of 2018.