Here we go! The first corrugated cardboard sheets have officially left the Progroup PW14 factory’s production line, located in Stryków, Poland. They are off to a successful start! This new factory will produce up to 200,000 tonnes of corrugated board every year. With the nearby PW07 plant, the total production capacity will increase to 825 million square metres per year. Stryków is one of the largest corrugated board production sites in the world. Progroup has invested nearly 72 million euros in this project which covers around 28,000 square meters. Almost all standard grades of corrugated board can be produced in the PW14 factory with a working width of 3.35 metres and a production speed of 400 metres per minute. At the heart of the corrugator machine is the Modul Facer MF-A concept which was developed by BHS Corrugated Maschinen- und Anlagenbau GmbH. This is the first time at Progroup that this module has been installed with a width of 3.35 meters. MF-A concept delivers a highly efficient production process and corrugated board of the very finest quality. It produces high-quality single and double-wall Next Board corrugated board sheets with B, C and E flutes in all combinations. In comparison to conventional types of corrugated board, the Next Board® products benefit from much lower use of energy and raw materials and reduce CO2 emissions per tonne of corrugated board by 26 per cent on average – and also deliver better strength figures.
Published on 19/01/2023