WEPA starts up the new AHEAD-2.0S PM21 tissue machine at its Piechowice plant in Poland.

WEPA group, based in the Westphalian city of Arnsberg, announces the successful start-up of the new Toscotec’s 32,000 tpy tissue line installed at Piechowice Mill, Poland. The machine went easily in operation on 9th February, eleven months after the beginning of the works and six days in advance of the official scheduled start-up.

Following the almost twenty-year partnership in supplying new tissue machines, equipment and services for several well-known WEPA’s projects, the Italian manufacturer Toscotec was chosen to be the right supplier for the new plant again. The Toscotec turn-key delivery includes a stock preparation system for virgin pulp and brokes, an AHEAD-2.0S tissue machine equipped with TT SYD-15FT and all auxiliaries, electrification & control system. Full engineering, erection, erection supervision, training, start-up and commissioning were also included in the scope of the supply.  

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The new machine has a width of 2.8 m and will run at a maximum speed of 2,000 m/min, producing, among the other grades, super soft toilet paper from virgin pulp as well as recycled fibre as a raw material.

The new paper machine is already working efficiently, in particular from an energy point of view, and contributes in reducing the ecological footprint of the WEPA Group by reducing CO2 emissions. 

The new project will allow the WEPA to optimize the existing logistics structures of all European sites, thus enhancing the competitiveness of the entire group.

ABOUT WEPA _ The WEPA Group, which is based in Arnsberg (NRW), Germany, is a family business which manufactures high quality tissue paper. With 11 plants in Europe, WEPA produces toilet paper, kitchen roll, pocket tissues, cosmetics tissues, serviettes, industrial rolls and paper towels. www.wepa.de

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