Handy-Alex Converta to install a new tissue machine

January 18, 2017

The new management of Handy is getting ready to install their new tissue machine at their mill located in Borg El Arab El Guedeeda in Egypt.

The new machine with 2850 mm sheet width is designed for a production capacity of 78 ton/day and will run at a maximum speed of 1500 m/min.

In addition to the machine and the stock preparation, the Italian supplier Recard equipped the plant with a 3 backstands double slitter-rewinder with variable crown calender.

Handy – Alex Converta started operating in 1978 as a tissue converting in Alexandria in the northern part of Egypt.

In 1989 the company established a tissue paper mill in Borg El Arab El Guedeeda city and transferred all its converting activities there. In 2015, the company stopped its production activities and was sold to the Habico company in Egypt.

Soon after the acquisition, Habibco Trade Company invested in the new tissue machine to improve the mill’s production and output quality. Habibco is currently involved in the paper trading business and already has plans to Continue investing in new converting equipment for its integrated plant.