Romania’s Metalicplas has expanded its production tonnage after it signed for a new tissue machine from supplier A.Celli Paper.
The tissue producer is part of Pehart Group Companies and the PM purchase follows the investment in the company by private equity fund Abris Capital Partners in May 2015.
The high-speed tissue machine has a production capacity of 34,000tpy.
The Pehart group of companies has three production facilities producing tissue paper and finished goods (toilet paper, kitchen towels and napkins) under its own brands – Pufina and Alint. The group also produces private label products.
The new Tissue Machine, with a 2,800mm width at the pope reel and a maximum speed of 1,800m/min is part of a complete turnkey project that includes the “Control & Automation” system, together with all ancillary equipment.
It also incluses the latest-generation hood design and the 15-foot Yankee cylinder.
In view of the start-up scheduled for the end of 2015, the first delivery left Lucca at the beginning of July bound for Metalicplas.