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

(News from RISI) – Grigiskes has shut down the two oldest machines at its Vilnius tissue mill in Lithuania as planned.

The PMs will be dismantled and sold, either for spare parts or for operation elsewhere, a company spokesperson said, adding that the company is currently in negotiations with several buyers.

The units, PMs 2 and 3, were installed in the 1960s and have a capacity of some 4,000tpy of tissue each. They were closed in the middle of May and have been replaced by the recently installed Toscotec-supplied 110tpd PM6.

The spokesperson said that PM6 is running fine. “Of course we still need some time to reach the stable quality and speed targets, but all in all we are firmly moving in the right direction,” she said, adding that sales of the PM6 products were already underway.

The Vilnius mill also houses the 17,000tpy tissue PM5, installed in 2007.