GRAZ, Austria, March 21, 2014 (Press Release) - GAW technologies was awarded with the delivery of a turn key plant for the coating colour preparation and the working stations to the speed sizer for PM2 - supplied by Voith - at the Europac Group plant Duenas, near Valladolid / Spain. The scope of delivery will also include the starch preparation.
Duenas is one of more than 30 industrial plants in Spain, France and Portugal of the Europac Group (Papeles y Cartones de Europa, SA), an integrated operator with activities in all areas of the paper and packaging industry. It was constituted in 1995 (the historical roots date back to the late 19th century) and has been trading on the stock exchange since 1998.
The coating colour kitchen will also include the GAW Conti-Mixer technology, which offers enormous advantages compared to conventional processes. The continuous preparation allows maximum solid content and high viscosities can be achieved easily at consistent quality. Significant energy savings are also possible, while loss of coating material is avoided during fast change of formulations.
Europac is investing in sustainable growth and therefore GAW technologies is already designing and building all units to manage a possible future capacity increase at any time.
The PM2 has a width of 2.650 mm and will produce recycled board, it is the first time that Europac will include coating at the plant in Duenas; the start-up is scheduled for spring 2014.