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

Pakistani tissue and paper producer Packages has lowered its energy consumption after it signed up Voith to optimise its TM9.

At the beginning of 2013, Voith installed head insulation in the company’s Yankee cylinder and additionally improved its internal condensate removal system.

It now saves 210 kg of steam per hour and has also increased the speed of TM9 to 2,000m/min.

Hyder Ali, chief executive of Packages, said: “From the beginning, the machine produced the highest quality, which has not only strengthened our position in the Pakistani market but has also driven demand from abroad.

“We are working on an ongoing basis with Voith on further improvement of the machine and to achieve low energy consumption.
“We have succeeded in operating TM9 at this new speed level but we are not resting on this success; rather we are constantly working to achieve even higher goals.”

The tissue machine delivered by Voith was started-up in the summer of 2008. It has a MasterJet T headbox, a suction press roll concept, a 16-ft cast Yankee cylinder and a MasterReel reeler.

Packages is a producer of paper, board and tissue in Pakistan.

The company started in 1958 as a joint venture between Swedish packaging producer Akerlund & Rausing.

It recently founded a joint venture in Kasur, Pakistan, with Stora Enso. The company employs about 3,000 people and in 2012 posted sales of 185 million euros.