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Germany's Drewsen Spezialpapiere installs Smarnip shoe press for modernization of press section of its PM 5

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Germany's Drewsen Spezialpapiere installs Smarnip shoe press for modernization of press section of its PM 5

September 03, 2019 - 03:17
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LACHENDORF, Germany, Sept. 3, 2019 (Press Release) -DREWSEN SPEZIALPAPIERE has modernised the press section of its PM 5 with the installation of a Smarnip shoe press. This was the first, and most significant phase, of a two-stage conversion concept.

In addition to the key objective of optimizing the production of low weight specialty paper grades, the rebuild targeted improvements in energy efficiency and the reduction of CO2 emissions.

The installation was completed on schedule by the Italian paper machinery manufacturer PMT SRL, and the performance of the rebuilt PM5 was increased well within the planned timeframe.

The full, increased capacity of the paper machine will be achieved after the completion of the second conversion phase, with further modernisation of the press and pre-drying section in summer 2020.

With this multi-million Euro investment, DREWSEN has taken another important step towards expanding its market position for Thermal base papers, Thin printing and Label papers, Barrier papers for food packaging, and moreover, papers manufactured to replace plastic.

DREWSEN SPEZIALPAPIERE, with its headquarters in Lachendorf, Germany, supplies its speciality and security papers to many customers throughout the world. With a production capacity of 160.000 tons, the DREWSEN SPEZIALPAPIERE product portfolio is made up of three product groups: PROSECURA Security Paper, PROFINO Print and Packaging Paper and PROTECH Technical Paper. Since 2019 the group SUSTAINABLE PAPER SOLUTIONS offers solutions on the topic ‘paper instead of plastic’. More than 400 employees within this independent, family owned company generate an annual turnover of € 160 mil. DREWSEN SPEZIALPAPIERE is a market leader and world-renowned for its high quality products and individual customer service.