Russian Ilim Group has Invested in E.C.H. Will and Pemco Sheeting Technology

St. Petersburg, Russia, 29 September 2011 -- The Russian Ilim Group has invested in a folio-size sheeter from E.C.H. Will and Pemco for their paper mill in Koryazhma in the Arkhangelsk region of Russia. The highly automated machine has a working width of 2200 mm and features nonstop, no waste pallet changing.

The Koryazhma location now has a new facility for converting coated and uncoated paper. "Apart from investing in a new paper machine, we placed special emphasis on the mark-free conversion of our coated roll products in selecting the sheeting technology," said Paul Herbert, chief executive officer at St. Petersburg-based Ilim Group.

Installation of the folio-size line is planned for the summer of 2012. Then the first and only plant in Russia for mark-free folio-size paper, with an annual production capacity of more than 100,000 metric tons, will start operations in Koryazhma.