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Europac halts production at its Dueñas factory

Photo: Europac
Photo: Europac
Published by
Simon Matthis - 18 Sep 2015

Europac will halt production at its Dueñas factory at its recycled paper machine 1. The factory will have a production loss amounting to 20,000 tons in the next two and a half months, the time needed to implement an investment as planned, but will result in increased speed and production width, from the current 2.25 metres to 2.50 metres after the investment has been applied.

The investment will result in increased production speed and machine width, which will be increased to 2.5 metres, thus equalling the width of paper machine 2

Standardisation of widths results in increased profitability, as well improving the efficiency of the production process and the service offered

This investment corresponds to the second phase of the Proyecto Estucados (Coating project), that will enable paper production with double coating in 2016

In this manner, recycled paper machines 1 and 2 in the Dueñas factory will have the same width. This will result in the company offering a better service to their clients, based on rationalisation and a more balanced share of the paper produced in each machine. Additionally, this sharing of production implies increased profitability and efficacy of the manufacturing process by specialisation of machine 1 in brown paper and machine 2 in white paper.

Rafael Ballester, Commercial Director of the Europac Group Paper Division, highlights that “this investment means that each machine can specialise in manufacturing specific paper, which will enable improved planning, optimising production and increasing the efficiency of the process. This results in improved recycled paper service in the Dueñas factory and increased profitability for the company”.