Cascades Packaging starts up PM1 after dryer rebuild by Toscotec
By P&PC Staff
November 13, 2018 – Cascades Packaging recently started up PM1 at its Kingsey Falls mill in Quebec following a major rebuild of the dryer section supplied by Italian tissue, paper and board systems manufacturer Toscotec.
By P&PC Staff
The machine was started up on schedule on September 23, 2018, with the support of Toscotec’s service engineers, who also provided the commissioning and the erection supervision onsite.
Toscotec implemented TT SteelDryers in a rebuild aimed to achieve the highest production increase with the lowest possible impact on the existing machine. Toscotec customized its engineering design in order to efficiently integrate its new dryer section into the existing equipment. The project was completed in record time and maintained the overall length of the dryer section and the width of the dryers’ frame.
Mathieu Gendron, mill manager of Cascades Kingsey Falls, says, “Toscotec delivered the project according to the tight schedule we agreed upon. After start-up, we are seeing a promising increase in the production and we are confident that it will match the project targets.”
Fabrizio Charrier, Toscotec’s P&B area sales manager, says, “We are happy to see that the first results after start-up indicate that we will achieve the project’s target of eight per cent production increase. This is a very significant result, especially if you consider that the scope of the rebuilding was reduced to a minimum in order to limit shutdown and construction costs.”
Cascades produces, converts and markets packaging and tissue products that are composed mainly of recycled fibres. The company employs 11,000 employees, who work in more than 90 production units located in North America and Europe.