Tissue World Magazine
Alexandra Stuthridge, Technical Business Manager, BioProducts Institute (BPI)

Głuchołaskie Zakłady Papiernicze (GZP) has boosted its capacity after it signed up Hergen to supply a Smart Fit Crescent Former.

The Polish company produces a variety of tissue products across five machines located in two paper mills.

Its Niedomice mill’s PM1 will be rebuilt into a crescent former and Hergen’s scope of supply included approach flow engineering, crescent former HCF 920 Smart Fit, felt section, suction and blind drill press section, Yankee dryer columns, pope reel, a set of spare rolls, package of engineering and start up services.

The machine produces tissue with basis weight since 11g/m2 up to 28 g/m2 on the reel with excellent formation and mechanical properties.
Operating speed is 1,200m/min it designed to achieve capacity up to 80tpd.
GZP offers a full range of tissue products, including private labels.
The investment is part of a development plan to improve its products and energy savings.