A.Celli rebuilds and starts up Smurfit Kappa Roermond Papier’s PM3

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A.Celli Paper, together with the Smurfit Kappa Roermond Papier team, has successfully rebuilt and started up the PM3 of the Roermond plant dedicated to the production of packaging paper.

A.Celli Paper announces the completion of the rebuilt PM3 start up on the 24th of June, with total satisfaction of our client, Smurfit Kappa Roermond Papier, both for the performance achieved and for the compliance with the planned program, despite the difficulties related to the global pandemic.

The rebuilding interventions carried out by A.Celli Paper on the Smurfit Kappa’s PM3, a line dedicated to the production of 1000 tons/day of 2-layers liner packaging paper with basis weight ranging from 125 to 220 gsm and a width of 5090 mm, involved:  

  • The press section, with the substitution of the whole frame and the change of the press loading system from pneumatic to hydraulic.
  • The first group of the pre-dryer section with four new dryer cylinders and three vacuum rolls, including the relevant new hood.
  • Mechanical and piping erection services

Said interventions took a total downtime period of 21 days and the commissioning phase ended on the 21st of June.

Mr. Sjon Vrieze, Technical Operations Manager of Smurfit Kappa Roermond Papier, says: “We were able to resume production on the evening of June 24, and the machine is running stable since then. Uptime is above target, speed is on target and the quality achieve is above target, so from the point of view of the machine performance we are happy so far. I wish to send my regards to all the A.Celli colleagues who have worked hard to get the job done in Roermond.”


Smurfit Kappa Roermond Papier is a company started in 1937 and part of the Smurfit Kappa Group, an international brand with 350 branches in 35 countries and leader in Europe for the production of corrugated packaging, containerboard and “bag in box”. In 2020, Smurfit Kappa Roermond Papier produced 635,000 tons of recycled paper from over 1.3 million bales of waste paper.

Source: A.Celli