Toscotec will rebuild the dryer section of Smurfit Kappa Papelsa’s PM 1 at Barbosa mill, Colombia, as the company says in the press release received by Lesprom Network.
The project is finalized to improve efficiency, increasing the operating speed and the reel gross production over 40%. The crucial point of the dryer section modification is the application of the TT SteelDryer technology throughout the entire paper machine, with 5 sections and a total number of 42 dryers.
The scope of the supply includes also an advanced rope-less tail threading system and sheet stabilization designed to reach an operating speed of 1000 mpm.
Toscotec service specialists will provide supervision, commissioning and start up assistance. The order is scheduled for the end of 2016 and expected erection and start-up for the beginning of 2017.