Toscotec to supply a dryer section rebuild to Ranheim Paper & Board in Norway

Toscotec to supply a dryer section rebuild to Ranheim Paper & Board in Norway
Ranheim paper mill in Ranheim - Norway.

Norwegian manufacturer Ranheim Paper & Board selected Toscotec for the dryer section rebuild of PM5 at its paper mill in Ranheim, near Trondheim. Scheduled for the third quarter of 2023, the project will increase the paper machine’s production capacity and efficiency. PM5 produces cardboard and solid board in the basis weight range from 220 to 540 gsm.

The rebuild of PM5’s entire dryer section will consist of different phases. The first phase will see Toscotec supply new felt runs including stretcher and guide systems suitable for higher felt tensions, as well as some internal felt loops to deliver improved cleanliness. The target of this phase is to enhance the overall dryer section production efficiency by increasing felt tensions. The associated services include complete erection with supervision, commissioning, and start-up assistance.

Øistein Vedahl, Managing Director at Ranheim Paper & Board, says, “This rebuild represents a strategic investment aimed to increase the production and efficiency of PM5. We selected Toscotec because we knew their ability to successfully manage rebuild projects, and we were impressed with their technical solution during the discussion of the project.”

Giancarlo Gianlorenzi, Sales Manager at Toscotec, says, “With this rebuilding project, Toscotec sets foot in a highly technological market. We are pleased to begin a cooperation with Ranheim Paper & Board in Northern Europe. Toscotec’s ability to provide dryer section rebuilds that include customized engineering, project management, erection, and start-up all in one package has an interesting potential in this market area.”

About Ranheim Paper & Board

Founded in 1884, Ranheim Paper & Board has a long history as an innovative papermill and one of the world’s most northerly papermills. Following the restructuring of Peterson Packaging group in 2016, the company was named Ranheim Paper & Board, which is owned today by Fundermax. It currently has 215 employees and a production capacity of approximately 120,000 tpy of paper and 50 million m2 of solid board. 

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