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Dunn Paper taps Toscotec for wet-end rebuild at U.S. mill


May 12, 2021
By P&PC Staff

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Dunn Paper has signed Toscotec to rebuild of the wet section of PM2 at its Menominee paper mill in Michigan, Wis.

The paper machine produces specialty papers including MG grades and flexible packaging products.

In 2017, Toscotec had installed a custom-made TT Headbox at Dunn Paper’s St. Catharines, Ont. paper mill.

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Based on the successful experience of this rebuild, Dunn Paper Menominee asked Toscotec to create a preliminary engineering solution that met PM2’s production and quality targets before signing the vendor.

Toscotec will supply the approach flow system, and a hydraulic TT Headbox-SL fitted with dilution control. The service package includes erection supervision, commissioning and start-up assistance.

“In recent years Dunn Paper has been making significant investments into our mills and processes in order to better ourselves and meet the demands of the ever changing market and standards of our growing customer base,” says Steve Michalko, manufacturing director at Dunn Paper.

“By upgrading to a Toscotec dilution profiled headbox in addition to their screening and water system improvements, we will improve the uniformity and formation of our base sheet, increasing our capability to meet current and future customer requirements.”

Established in 1924, Dunn Paper is a tissue and specialty paper manufacturer and converter. It operates seven paper mills throughout Canada and the U.S.