Russia's Segezha Group is set to increase sack kraft paper capacities by 2017. The company has tapped Voith for the delivery of a new 110,000 tpy paper machine.
Segezha Group, part of Russian conglomerate AFK Sistema, is investing in new production capacity at Segezha Pulp and Paper Mill. The company has placed an order with Voith for the delivery of a new sack kraft paper machine. Segezha puts the value of the order at more than €80m.
The new paper machine PM 11 is said to have a web width of 4.25 m and would operate at speeds of 800 m/min to produce 110,000 tpy of sack kraft paper. The start up of PM 11 is scheduled for 2017. Once the new paper machine is up running, total capacity for sack kraft paper at the Segezha Pulp and Paper Mill is expected to increase to 375,000 tpy.