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Cartiere Carrara starts rebuild of tissue machine PM 3 at its mill in Pratovecchio, Italy

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Cartiere Carrara starts rebuild of tissue machine PM 3 at its mill in Pratovecchio, Italy

June 22, 2020 - 02:34
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FLORENCE, Italy , June 19, 2020 (Press Release) -Cartiere Carrara has started up with Overmade, Nash, OBL and Andritz the major rebuilt of the tissue machine PM 3 in Pratovecchio (Italy).

The stock preparation system and the paper machine up to the combining line will be upgraded to have possibility to manage products with the highest level of quality.

Scope of rebuilt includes new Yankee dryer, DCS system, dust removal system, refiners, vacuum pump, fan pump, wire and felt rolls, new blind press roll, yankee doctors an well as upgrade of stock preparation system and replace of all machine structure in stainless steel.

With this rebuilt PM3 will be on of the most “sustainable” machines in Europe featuring technology that will allow to reduce energy and fiber consumption, to increase safety to the highest levels, and to produce high quality tissue for the napkins market.

The good cooperation between suppliers and Cartiere Carrara team will allow completion of the project in a short time considering the level of difficulties to manage such a kind of a major rebuilt in an existing building.

Cartiere Carrara took over Pratovecchio plant from SCA in 2010. From 2010 to 2019 Cartiere Carrara invested € 23 million to install a new integrated converting plant with 17 lines and to restore modernize all existing facilities doubling the direct labor force.

Cartiere Carrara S.p.A.

Cartiere Carrara S.p.A. continues the legacy of over 145 years’ experience of the Carrara family in the manufacturing and processing of paper. Headquartered in Florence with operating facilities in the heart of the Italian paper tissue district, Cartiere Carrara has to date 6 production facilities in Italy with over 600 employees. It produces about 240.000 tons per year of high-quality tissue transformed by 42 converting lines in finished products for the At-Home/Consumer and Away-from-Home markets, distributed in 47 countries.