Start-up team: colleagues at Ukraine’s Kochavinska Paper Factory and A.Celli celebrate TM3, which started production on 28 October 2023

Ukraine’s Kochavinska Paper Factory has started-up its A.Celli-supplied turnkey iDEAL tissue line at its site in the Lviv region.

TM3 was started up on 28 October and is equipped with A.Celli’s EVO-LOCK Yankee Dryer, which features a 12’ diameter for a paper width of 2.8m at reel.

Roman Vasilyevich Pirig, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kochavinska Paper Factory, said: “We are happy to finally see this A.Celli Paper production line up and running, given the obvious difficulties caused by the war.

“A.Celli’s and Kochavinska’s teams managed to achieve a great result, and we have no doubt that the line, equipped with this innovative Yankee Dryer concept, will be a source of great satisfaction for us.”

Yaroslav Melnyk, Ukrainian Ambassador, added: “It is very important for us that the production in such a socially important sector as paper continues and even develops during the war.

“I hope that many Italian businessmen will follow A.Celli’s extraordinary example of work and start their joint projects with Ukrainian partners in the near future.”

A.Celli said the difficulties caused by the war in Ukraine “posed a real challenge to the success of the project, leading to the search of new ways to complete the planned interventions.”

The supplier said it installed the plant and performed the commissioning and start-up with very few field resources and intensive remote support.

Kochavinska Paper Factory is one of the largest producers of recycled base paper and tissue for the AfH, At-Home, and private label sectors.

Located in Western Ukraine, the company dates back to 1938, when the plant was built with the involvement of experts from Germany, Poland and Sweden.