Toscotec will supply an entire dryer section rebuild to Hamburger Turkey, part of the
Hamburger Containerboard Group, at their paper mill in Çorlu in Northern Turkey. The
project focuses on their containerboard machine (PM3) and is planned for the end of 2024.
Targets: production increase and basis weight range expansion
The rebuild has two main targets. Firstly, the replacement of the existing cast-iron dryer cans
with Toscotec’s custom-sized TT SteelDryers will increase the sheet drying width by 90 mm
while maintaining the same face length and using the existing machine frame. This will lead
to an increase of PM3’s production capacity.
The second target is to expand the basis weight range and produce lower grammages to
enter a new market for lighter testliner products through an improvement in the wet section.
The scope of supply
Toscotec will supply thirty seven TT SteelDryers for a full upgrade of the dryer section and
new TT UniRoll vacuum rolls in the first dryer group. The scope also includes all the
mechanical drives and doctor blades of the dryer section. Toscotec will also upgrade PM3’s
press section and the sheet stabilization system from the press to the second dryers’ group.
The service package includes the erection supervision, training, commissioning, and startup assistance.
Faik Ozturk, Project Manager at Hamburger Containerboard, says, “Our cooperation with
Toscotec began in 2020 when we purchased our first TT SteelDryer. This new rebuild is part
of an important market strategy. It will bring great results with minimal intervention because
it maintains the non-technological components of the machine. Therefore, we will realize the
complete upgrade of PM3’s dryer section in an easy and cost-effective way.”
Fabrizio Charrier, Sales Manager of Toscotec’s Paper & Board division, says, “I’m very
proud to have reached this agreement with Hamburger Containerboard in Turkey.