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

Romania’s Metalicplas has started-up a turn-key project tissue line at its Dej mill.
The new PM1 tissue machine has an operating speed of 1,600m/min, with 2,850mm trim width at reel and production capacity of 82tpd.
The scope of supply includes a single-layer headbox and single suction press configuration, 3.6m diameter cast iron Yankee Dryer and an M.D.S. last generation energy saving gas heated hood.
Stock preparation, approach flow system, winder, machine auxiliaries, water treatment, electrification and control system complete the scope of supply.
With erection and installation works accomplished in a record time of three months from the laying of soleplates, trials and start-up activities went smoothly and the machine was already producing good quality tissue paper reaching 90% of the tissue line capacity in under two weeks.
Full capacity was achieved at the end of September.
The company already operates a 2.5m trim, 20,000tpy Over Meccanica tissue machine at its Pehart Tec facility in Petresti.
Metalicplas is part of Romanian industrial group MG Tec Group.