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Toscotec to supply major rebuild to Hamburger Containerboard Group

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Toscotec will supply an entire dryer section rebuild to Hamburger Turkey, part of the Hamburger Containerboard Group, at their paper mill in Çorlu in Northern Turkey. The project focuses on their containerboard machine (PM3) and is planned for the end of 2024. 

Targets: production increase and basis weight range expansion 
The rebuild has two main targets. Firstly, the replacement of the existing cast-iron dryer cans with Toscotec’s custom-sized TT SteelDryers will increase the sheet drying width by 90 mm while maintaining the same face length and using the existing machine frame. This will lead to an increase of PM3’s production capacity. 
The second target is to expand the basis weight range and produce lower grammages to enter a new market for lighter testliner products through an improvement in the wet section. 

The scope of supply 
Toscotec will supply thirty seven TT SteelDryers for a full upgrade of the dryer section and new TT UniRoll vacuum rolls in the first dryer group. The scope also includes all the mechanical drives and doctor blades of the dryer section. Toscotec will also upgrade PM3’s press section and the sheet stabilization system from the press to the second dryers’ group. The service package includes the erection supervision, training, commissioning, and start-up assistance. 

Hamburger Turkey’s paper mill in Çorlu (Turkey). Hamburger Turkey’s paper mill in Çorlu (Turkey).

Faik Ozturk, Project Manager at Hamburger Containerboard, says, “Our cooperation with Toscotec began in 2020 when we purchased our first TT SteelDryer. This new rebuild is part of an important market strategy. It will bring great results with minimal intervention because it maintains the non-technological components of the machine. Therefore, we will realize the complete upgrade of PM3’s dryer section in an easy and cost-effective way.”  

Fabrizio Charrier, Sales Manager of Toscotec’s Paper & Board division, says, “I’m very proud to have reached this agreement with Hamburger Containerboard in Turkey. Toscotec’s customized technology precisely meets the needs of this project. This order also comes from an efficient and professional approach during the technical analysis phase. I’m confident that this synergy will lead to a long-term cooperation with their group on future projects.”

About Hamburger Containerboard Group 
Hamburger Turkey, part of the Hamburger Containerboard Group, is a leading manufacturer of high-quality corrugated base paper. It has two production facilities: in Çorlu and in Denizli, where it manufactures corrugated case material products. The Hamburger Containerboard Group, part of the Austrian Prinzhorn Holding, dates as far back as 1853. With 10 locations in 5 different countries, the group has a total production capacity of more than 3 million tons/year, which comprises brown and white uncoated papers, white coated papers, and plasterboard.

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