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A.Celli Paper successfully starts up new 34,000 tonne/yr tissue machine at Metalicplas in Romania

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A.Celli Paper successfully starts up new 34,000 tonne/yr tissue machine at Metalicplas in Romania

January 22, 2016 - 02:23

LUCCA, ITALY, Jan. 22, 2016 (Press Release) -On December 19, 2015, A.Celli Paper successfully concluded the start-up of the new high-speed Tissue Machine with a production capacity of 34,000 tons per year (110 tons per day) at Metalicplas (part of the Pehart Tec Group).

Following the recent entry of Abris Capital Partners (May 2015), the Romanian Group required an important increase in production capacity in order to confirm itself leader in the manufacture of tissue products in Romania and South-East Europe. The new corporate vision is set to attain important goals in these territories and the investment in the new A.Celli Paper TM serves as an important confirmation of this intention. Further tangible proof is the expansion project at the production sites in Dej and in Petresti, an improvement that will guarantee a total production capacity increment for the Group (almost 100,000 tpy of tissue parent reels).

The new Tissue Machine, with a 2.800-mm width at the pope reel and a maximum speed of 1800 m/min, is part of a complete turnkey project that includes all ancillary equipment as well as the latest-generation hood design by A.Celli. A 100% pure cellulose pulp preparation system designed to process long and short fibres, a reel handling system and a slitter/rewinder complete the supply. A leading-edge technological supply, the distinctive trait that makes A.Celli’s turnkey offer the right answer for today’s market demands in terms of completeness and flexibility, together with the expertise and professionalism that the Italian company has always shown, true added value for customers.

The start-up scheduled for the end of 2015 and completed before the Holidays was finished within the established date (19 December) and allowed Metalicplas to begin the New Year in the best way possible.

“For Metalicplas and for the entire Group, 2015 was a year of renewal marked by important strategic changes and major investments. To grow, we need to place our trust in first-quality partners and A.Celli Paper has shown to be a reliable supplier capable of offering high-level technology, thus answering specific requests and particular needs”, was the enthusiastic comment by the Romanian customer about this professional experience.

Abris Capital Partners is heading straight for success also thanks to the use of technology by A.Celli Paper, a foundational contribution to the #1 Romanian producers: together in the conquest of south-eastern Europe.

Metalicplas, part of Pehart Grup Companies

Pehart Grup Companies, with its three tissue converting sites and the new facilities ready to begin operation by the end of the year – thanks to the entry of Abris Capital Partners and to Romanian state grants – is the major independent producer of tissue in Romania. Pehart is present on the market with two brands, Pufina and Alint, and a strong number of retail customers for which it produces private label tissue products. Currently, the Group exports a substantial portion of its production to nearby Central and South-Eastern European countries.