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LINER & FLUTING
Stora Enso Ostroleka PM5
Proves Less Is More
Over the past three years, almost half a billion euros have been
invested at Stora Enso Ostroleka in Ostroleka, Poland.
Nearly energy self-sufficient, the mill is a leading producer
for Central and Eastern Europe.
Witold Kostecki, Competence Center manager, Stora Enso (right) with
operator Rafał Roma ński.
When Stora Enso Ostroleka
launched PM5, the new 455,000 tpy lightweight
containerboard machine, in May of 2013, the big
inaugural event went smoothly, showcasing an
important new facility for Central and Eastern
Europe. Fueled largely by domestic supply of
100 percent recycled material, PM 5 churned out
liner and fluting at high speed, just as planned.
What was not obvious that day, or to any visitor
since, was the multi-million euro savings in civil
engineering. Also not obvious was the exceptional high strength and smoothness of lighter
weight grades, made possible by innovations in
stock preparation and drying.
WHERE'S THE BASEMENT?
Something is missing at this impressive site.
"The usual massive basement beneath the new
machine doesn't exist," says Witold Kostecki,
Competence Center manager, Stora Enso.
"Our engineering streamlining eliminated
PM5 uses 100 percent recycled fiber supplied by SE Ostroleka's own
recovery network throughout Poland.
structural costs, as well as piping, electrification and HVAC, adding up to around 17 million
euro. We shortened construction time by two
months. Another bold step included installation of a compact POM™ approach system from
Aikawa Fiber Technologies (AFT), instead of
the traditional massive silos, storage tanks and
deculator. More capital costs were saved with
this decision, but even better, the POM system
improves quality and efficiency, and costs less
to run and maintain."
Continues Kostecki, "We also dry from both
sides, giving us superior flatness, providing better runnability for corrugating and printing.
Always focused on quality and market needs,
our customers are more satisfied than ever, and
we are a lower cost producer."
PROPERTIES OF SUCCESS
From a performance standpoint, the containerboard grades at SE Ostroleka all deliver
what customers are demanding: better stacking strength, bursting strength, puncture and
flat crush resistance.
Says Kostecki, "Consistent surface texture,
smoothness and color hue stability now happen routinely. With pinholes and impurities
no longer an issue, imperfections in printing
are rare. Because of our high flatness and
dimensional stability, converters tell us that
they are running faster and smoother on a
LESS CONSUMPTION ADDS UP
Adds Radosław Kopeć, Stora Enso production manager, "With the POM system
our team can push paper machine performance even higher. There is no substitute
for stability to improve runnability. When
contaminants don't build up in silos and
storage tanks, you not only run better today,
but you have confidence for tomorrow and
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Paper360 - September/October 2015
Over the Wire
Stora Enso Ostroleka PM5 Proves Less Is More
Valmet’s Strategy Combines Process Technology, Automation and Services
Doubletree Paper Upgrades Its Water Treatment System
WEIG-Karton Achieves Results With Web Inspection at Former and Press Section
Wants vs Cans
Rotary Press Compacts Sludge to Cake
TAPPI Journal Summaries
Foreign Exchange and the Pulp and Paper Industry
Index of Advertisers
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