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Planning and commissioning of Model Papier Eilenburg

Sachsenpapier Eilenburg paper mill, formerly owned by Stora Enso, was completely shut down in June 2023 and is scheduled to start-up production in the second quarter of 2024.

First, the presentation will explain why Eilenburg is so interesting as a location for the Model Group and its corrugated board sites. It will then show why and how the Eilenburg site is being consistently converted to lightweight (corrugated board, CO2 footprint, development of corrugated board qualities in the USA and China) and describe the initial results of the approach: Rethink corrugated board.... What are the key components to be able to produce lightweight efficiently and quickly?

In the second half of the presentation, practical experiences and impressions from the conversion period will be presented. The audience will not only be presented with specific details relating to this conversion, but also with reference to organizational experiences that may be of interest for other projects / conversions.

Topics concerning the organization are safety issues, employee training - use of a "virtual image of the new PM", project logistics and a reference to costs.

The presentation will also use photos and a short film to describe the actual construction process at Model Sachsen Papier GmbH.