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Arkhangelsk Pulp and Paper Mill idles kraftliner PM    

Photo: APPM
Photo: APPM
Published by
Simon Matthis - 17 Jan 2019

According to Euwid, Russia's pulp and paper company APPM (Arkahangelsk Pulp and Paper Mill) has idled production on the containerboard machine PM 2 in mid-January for rebuild.


Rebuild of PM 2 to increase containerboard production capacity at the Novodvinsk mill by 20%.


Operations were stopped in order to complete the second phase of the extensive machine and automation upgrade provided by Valmet.


PM 2 has a web width of 6.3 m. Once the rebuild work is completed, the machine will run at operating speeds of 800-1,000 m/min, depending on the paper basis weight, producing some 300,000 tpy of kraftliner and semichemical fluting.