MM Board & Paper to modernize board machines at three mills in Austria, Germany and Slovenia

MM Board & Paper will rebuild the board machines in Frohnleiten, Austria; Neuss, Germany; and Kolicevo, Slovenia, during February-September 2023.

The rebuild of board machine 3 in Frohnleiten, Austria, mill is scheduled from February to mid-March 2023. Fully automated and optimized production processes will significantly increase the efficiency of stock preparation while reducing specific energy consumption. The latest production technologies in cartonboard manufacturing (e.g. modernization of board machine and finishing department) will raise product quality and capacities. Innovative digitalized logistics processes will significantly accelerate and optimize the material flow. The rebuild will lead to a further enhancement of its multi-mill concept allowing for the production of the same recycled board grades at various mill locations.

The rebuild in Neuss, Germany, the mill will transform the current BM5 into a state-of-the-art linerboard machine. BM5 modernizatiois scheduled from mid-March to the beginning of May 2023. In parallel, a new winder will be installed to follow the increasing production volume.

Kolicevo´s, Slovenia, BM3 is one of a kind: The option of operating the machine in swing mode allows for increased production of virgin fiber cartonboard, recycled cartonboard, or liner, depending on current demand, thus enabling the mill to flexibly adapt to changing market requirements. Aim of the conversion is to raise product quality and expand capacities. The environment will benefit too by using the latest drying technology and a highly modern Curtain Sizer, which will reduce the CO2 footprint due to high starch solids. Additional investments are related to a new rewinder that enables a higher speed and thus improves the productivity of BM3. Modernization is scheduled in August and September 2023.

MM Board & Paper (part of Mayr-Melnhof Group) provides recycled cardboard, fresh fiberboard, recycling liner, food board, and wood pulp.

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