Muniks has invested in a secondhand slope wire machine that it plans to rebuild into a Crescent Former.
The Minsk, Belarus-based tissue producer has made the investment to improve the quality of its tissue products following an increase in demand from customers.
Hergen Paper Machinery has been contracted to supply the complete Crescent Former unit which included all necessary supplement engineering and start-up services.
Once up and running, the 2.5m machine will work at 1,100 m/min to produce light tissue from 13g/m2 up to 30g/m2 from virgin pulp.
The concept of rebuild is based on Hergen’s HCF 800 – Smart Plus design including HCF 800 Innova Flow headbox and Crescent Former unit.
Re-using of existing machine components was the key to achieve the best investment costs with top tissue quality and required capacity. The mill operates two fourdrinier machines producing waste paper and partially virgin pulp tissue products.
The 60tpd machine will be started up at end of 2013 year.