Woodfree offset, coated paper and office papers are produced in Alkim Paper Production Plants. The latest technology is used at every stage of production. New generation DCS and QCS systems are used at every stage of the process. Significant progresses were obtained in Alkim Paper quality and the highest quality standards were reached especially in the offset and photocopy papers.
In this regard, upper level technological systems such as Dilution Headbox, Topformer, Profile Controlled Steam box systems, new Pressure Screen, formation control system and sensor, thickness sensor and color sensor had substantial contributions in our quality structure.
In coated paper production, by using a new BTG Gravure system, which is implemented by Alkim for the first time throughout the world, by making single coating, paper produced complies with the double coating specifications. This production system is online machine coating system and with CD and MD coat weight sensors, perfect coating control is achieved.Three cutting machines are used in the converting section, and there is a 6-pack copy paper cutting, packaging and boxing system for the office papers and there is 1 reel slitter – rewinder.
Three cutting machines are used in the converting section, and there is a 6-packs photocopy cutting, packaging and boxing system for the office papers.
Computer based automation is used in every stage of production from pulp feeding to the product loading stages including converting.
Two natural gas turbines producing 5,2 MW and 5,4 MW energy meet the entire power requirement of our plant. In addition to the energy production, the steam obtained in the wastage cauldron is used in the system. Two cogeneration systems that are operated with two optional fuels meet the entire energy requirement of the plant, and operate in compliance with the system.
Research and Development
There are rotogravure and offset print machines and pilot coating machines in the research and development department. R&D activities are carried out for any type of paper and participation to conferences worldwide are made through the Internet. Alkim R&D works heavily on product development and innovations in paper industry.
Quality Assurance Systems
Alkim Paper has obtained ISO 9001 Quality Management System, TS EN ISO 14000 Environmental Management System, TS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System and ISO 50001 Energy Management System. Alkim is the only paper production facility who has FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) Certificate in woodfree offset paper production.
Alkim Paper Inc won Aegean Environment Prize in 2002. Alkim has completed chemical and biological refinement premises at 2,5 million $ investment, commenced activities before setting out its paper plants.
Due to legal requirements starting from 2011, although our waste water is being transferred to waste water treatment facility of Kemalpasa Industrial Zone, our waste water treatment facility is active and can be commissioned at any time required.
Our entire paper production holds food certificate. Any chemicals causing risk for food products were removed from our portfolio. Alkim Paper Inc is the only paper plant that recycles refinement water in Turkey.
85-90% of our products are sold in the domestic market, and 10-15% are sold in the foreign market. Alkim Paper Inc has exports to 32 countries, especially to the European countries. Our offset papers are preferred by various companies looking for quality both inside and outside the country. Especially, woodfree offset and photocopy papers are demanded in the foreign market. Balkan countries and Africa are our other improving markets in addition to European countries.
UNCOATED WOODFREE OFFSET PAPER
a- Offset White writing and printing papers
c- Copy Quality Offset White writing and printing papers
OFFSET WHITE WRITING AND PRINTING PAPERS
Offset White writing and printing papers are produced between 60 gr/m2 and 160 gr/m2, upon the demand of the customers, and produced as Bristol in 180 gr/m2, 200 gr/m2 and 220 gr/m2. Produced paper is converted to sheets and reels upon customer demand. The sheets are packed in standard sizes like 57*82 cm, 64*90 cm, 68*100 cm and 70*100 cm and also packed in special sizes upon customer demand. Beside general printing purposes, Offset White writing and printing papers are also used for books, notebooks, posters, brochures, maps and encyclopedia, envelope and computer forms. As Alkim Offset White writing and printing papers have high quality specifications in terms of important parameters which are bulkiness, opacity and surface smoothness, are generally preferred in the market.
COPY QUALITY OFFSET WHITE WRITING AND PRINTING PAPERS
Copy Quality Offset White writing and printing papers are produced in Copier Paper quality. They are produced between 60 gr/m2 and 160 gr/m2. Produced paper is packed in both sheets and reels upon the demand of the customer.
Coated printing papers; Between 80 gr/m2 and 170 gr/m2 are produced as glossy and matt coated paper, 80 gr/m2 and 90 gr/m2 as one sided coated paper and 80 gr/m2 as label paper. Upon the demand of the customer are converted to reels or packed as 57*82 cm, 64*90 cm, 70*100 cm or special sizes requested by customer. Coated paper is used in general printing, poster and brochure printing, magazines and catalogue printing, maps and encyclopedia printing, newspaper insert printing, art book and picture printings.
During the production, coating is done on-line on both surfaces of the paper at the same time. Coating unit was revised in 2003. This revision was done with a unique technique which was not applied in the World before. With this revision, the surface quality of our coated paper has reached the quality of multiple coated papers. As this quality is achieved by coating in one station, during the production the deformations of the paper is prevented and has brought positive results in terms of cost.
Copy papers are produced in 80 gr/m2. These papers are produced under Platinum Copy, Gold Copy, Best Copy and All Copy brands, in A4 (210*297 mm), A3 (297*420 mm) and B4 (250*353 mm) formats, in reams of 500 sheets.
• Envelope paper
• Blueprint paper
• Drawing paper
• Map paper
• Optical reader paper
• Kraft shopping bag paper
• Ivory paper
• Chamois paper
• White Kraft paper
• Wall paper
Envelope papers are produced between 90 gr/m2 and 120 gr/m2; blueprint paper 75 gr/m2; soap paper 150 gr/m2 and 160 gr/m2; drawing paper 90 gr/m2, 110 gr/m2, 120 gr/m2 and 140 gr/m2; map paper and optical reader paper 60 gr/m2 and 70 grm2 are produced under special productions category.