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Bellmer Group selected as Norske Skog's partner for PM 3 conversion project at its Bruck site in Austria

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Bellmer Group selected as Norske Skog's partner for PM 3 conversion project at its Bruck site in Austria

July 07, 2021 - 07:59

NIEFERN, Germany , July 7, 2021 (Press Release) -Norske Skog is a world leading producer of publication paper with strong market positions and customer relations in Europe and Australia. The Norske Skog group operates four mills in Europe. In addition, the group operates one publication paper mill and one wood pellets facility in Australasia.

The group has approximately 2 100 employees in five countries, is headquartered in Norway and listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange.

Norske Skog will enter the European packaging markets in Q4 2022. Paper Machine 3 at the Bruck site in Austria will switch its production from newsprint to recycled containerboard. The increasing focus on environmentally conscious products and the continuous rise of online shopping have created a significant demand for renewable packaging solutions. The production of recycled containerboard in Bruck will meet this demand with cost-leading and environmentally friendly capacities. The containerboard products produced after the conversion will be marketed under the brand name "Strato". The paper machine conversion will use the existing infrastructure at the site. The conversion at Bruck will introduce 210 000 tonnes of competitive containerboard capacity. Containerboard production will be based 100% on recycled fibres and use steam from a new incineration plant for refuse derived fuels (RDF), making Bruck a cost-leading and environmentally friendly energy producer.

Norske Skog commissioned Bellmer Group as its partner for the PM3 conversion project at Norske Skog Bruck.

A completely new stock preparation and the rebuild of the approach flow system support the energy-efficient concept. A new Top Former and a TurboPress shoe press ensure top paper quality. The Bellmer scope of supply is completed by a rebuild of the dryer section, a new TurboFilmSizer as well as a TurboReeler including Transporter, a TurboWinder and a new hood with energy-efficient steam and condensate system.

Production of recycled containerboard in Bruck PM3 will start in the fourth quarter of 2022 after a three-month production shutdown.

About Bellmer:

Bellmer is an international high-class technology supplier with two divisions: Paper Technology focused on paper & board machines and Separation Technology for water and sludge treatment.

Bellmer’s mission is to be the customer's personal and flexible partner, a care-taker contributing to the customer's corporate success with innovative solutions

The Bellmer Paper Technology specialists design, customize and manufacture in Germany and Finland systems and upgrades for paper and board machines. They install complete production lines as well as single TurboLine products for perfect production of paper, board or specialty fiber products.

The family-owned company, founded 1842 in Germany, is worldwide installing high-class equipment in more than 60 industries. So, over the years the Bellmer Group has been growing: Today there are 10 official Bellmer sites and service sites with more than 700 highly qualified specialist all over the world.