After a comprehensive modernization and renewal of the wire and press section, paper machine 4 has restarted as scheduled.
The main objectives of the rebuild were to widen the web to 5.30 meters and to increase the dry content of the paper after the press section. This also improves the energy efficiency of the machine. After successful rebuild on schedule, the PM4 offers a 20 percent increase in production capacity for the established grades Jade White Classic and Jade Kraft within the framework of the PKV overall approval.
Papier- und Kartonfabrik Varel (PKV) will further develop its mill to a production capacity of one million tons of corrugated paper and board in the coming years. As since 1950, the raw material for this will be recycled waste paper. At the same time, PKV is continuing to improve its energy efficiency through numerous investments. To strengthen and modernise the site, the company is currently implementing a seven-year strategic programme with a total volume of around 280 million euros.
Here you can see the 35 days of the rebuild (February and March 2020) in four minutes time lapse: