Industry newcomer Kıvanç Tekstil to install new containerboard machine

A new 360,000 tpy containerboard machine wil come up in Turkey
17 Dec 2021 − 

New capacities for recycled corrugated case material have been announced in Turkey. A newcomer to the industry will enter the market at the end of 2023.

Turkish company Kıvanç Tekstil Sanayi Ve Ticaret has ordered several production systems, including, for the first time, a paper machine for recycled corrugated case material. The PM will be installed at its production plant in Adana in southern Turkey and will be supplied by Valmet. The Finnish mechanical engineering company reports that the scope of supply also includes an OCC plant and three stock preparation lines.

According to Valmet, the new PM 1 is scheduled to start up in the fourth quarter of 2023. It will produce testliner and fluting in a basis weight range from 50-135 g/m2 and have a daily capacity of around 1,000 t so that its annual capacity will come to more than 360,000 tpy. The machine will have a width of 7.250 mm and be able to run at speeds of up to 1,200 m/min. The value of the transaction was not disclosed but according to Valmet is likely to total at least €60-70m.

The investment project marks the entry into the paper market for the Turkish textile company. Kıvanç, which was founded in the early 1950s, originally operated in the area of fabric production and has grown to become an integrated fabric producer covering all woven textile production steps from spinning to finishing.

Kıvanç claims to be one of the main woven fabric suppliers operating in the European and American apparel markets. The annual capacity of its three plants in Turkey sums up to 18 million m of fabric.

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