Recard turn-key tissue mill for Star Paper, Abu Dhabi
Recard SpA, Lucca, Italy, has won another contract in the United Arab Emirates with Star Paper Mill Ltd., Abu Dhabi, to supply a turn-key plant to produce high-quality tissue. This will be the sixth Recard machine installed in the Arabian Peninsula following the one for Emirates Paper Mills Ltd. and the four supplied to Saudi Paper.
The Star plant, with two stock preparation lines (long and short virgin fiber) and two rewinders with variable-crown calendar to enhance paper softness, will produce about 38,000 tons per year. A Voith NipcoFlex T shoe press will be mounted on the Crescent former to help produce high-quality tissue and reduce energy consumption. Start-up is scheduled for Spring 2018.
• As well, from the end of May to early June 2017, Recard was involved in two overseas start-ups.
— The Easy Crescent plant for the Meghna Group of Industries started up in Bangladesh as scheduled on May 20th. PM1 (sheet width 2850 mm, production capacity 50 tons/day, speed 1200 m/min) produced its first reel of high quality paper immediately on startup, which was smooth and uninterrupted.
— In Mexico, the turn-key machine supplied to Convertipap (sheet width 2850 mm, production capacity 90 tons/day, speed 1500 m/min) successfully started up on June 2nd, began producing 24/7 immediately and after a week attained maximum guaranteed speed. Since 1992, Recard has installed four machines in Mexico and a total of 18 throughout Latin America.