UNIPAKHELLAS, a member of INDEVCO Group, contracted with Toscotec for the supply of a complete paper production line to be installed at UNIPAKHELLAS Central (UHC) mill in Pelasgia, region of Fthiotida, Greece. UNIPAKHELLAS aims to produce high quality test liner and fluting grades to Greek and export markets. The paper machine is scheduled to start up soon.
Toscotec has been selected as the main machinery supplier due to its proven engineering capabilities and history of successfully managing complex installation and start-up projects. INDEVCO, through its engineering company Phoenix, will realize all the auxiliary plants.
The new machine has a wire width of 3,000 mm and will produce corrugated paper in the range of 90 to 200 gsm at the maximum operating speed of 800 m/min, processing 100% waste paper. It features a two-layer Fourdrinier configuration with a hydraulic TT Headbox-SL. It is equipped with Toscotec’s shoe press TT Xpress, as well as TT SteelDryers, steam and condensate system, and stabilization boxes in the dryer section. The supply also includes a hard nip calender, a hydraulic pope reel and the tail threading system. The scope is completed by mechanical drives, an enclosed hood, and air and ventilation systems. UNIPAKHELLAS selected a comprehensive service package with engineering, erection supervision, commissioning, training, and start-up assistance.
Fayssal Frem, Chairman of the Board and CEO of UNIPAKHELLAS, says, “Our decision to invest in Greece testifies to our belief that Greece is an actively growing market due to its geography and most importantly its human talents. The choice of Pelasgia’s strategic location not only makes commercial sense, but it is primarily driven by INDEVCO’s philosophy of furthering community development. We are confident that Toscotec will deliver on our expectations of high performance.”
Imad Issa El Khoury, Executive Vice President of INDEVCO Paper Making, says, “We are very excited to partner with Toscotec on our first big project, which will enable UHC to serve the Greek and export markets with a wide range of high quality containerboard grades, supporting corrugated businesses to excel locally and in the European and Mediterranean markets.”
Enrico Fazio, Sales Director of Toscotec P&B division, says, “We are proud to have been awarded the contract of a complete paper line to be installed in Europe. The new machine will feature all of Toscotec’s state-of-the-art technology from TT Headbox-SL to TT Xpress, TT SteelDryers, and the hard nip calender. We got off to a very good start with INDEVCO team collaborating closely on all aspects of the project. This is the perfect opportunity for Toscotec to prove its ability to successfully manage such a challenging project.”
About UNIPAKHELLAS S.A.
Established in 2008, UNIPAKHELLAS S.A. is an international company and member of INDEVCO Group, a multinational corporation with diversified manufacturing, technical and consultancy services. UNIPAKHELLAS operates several facilities in Greece, including locations in Athens, Pelasgia, Thiva, Thessaloniki and Crete. It has a leading role in the paper and packaging market with a strong belief in the need to develop innovative, eco-friendly solutions.