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Toscotec has been awarded a contract to rebuild PM1 at Correll Tissue, in Durban, South Africa. The start-up of the rebuilt machine is scheduled for the second half of 2017.

csm CT Company 20Line Logo 222b9253a8Correll Tissue is the primary tissue paper manufacturing plant of Novus Holdings, one of the most technologically advanced print manufacturing operations in Africa. The plant, located in Phoenix Industrial Park, harnesses the potential of waste paper, produced by the extensive printing operations of the Group, to make domestic tissue paper. With the plant’s sufficient converting capacity, investment in recycling processes has been made which sees a large quantity of the plant’s water requirements being reprocessed.

The scope of supply will include a major rebuild of the existing fourdrinier tissue machine into a MODULO crescent former with a new TT Headbox-SLT. The delivery also includes a rebuilding of the existing approach flow system and the felt run, as well as the YD doctoring system.

Electrification and control system for the new parts, erection supervision, start-up assistance and training will complete the Toscotec’s package. The new machine parts will be designed for a future speed of 1000 mpm with a reel width of 2460 mm.

“Partnering with a credible supplier on this project is of key importance and we are confident in the service Toscotec provides. We look forward to achieving great results on the rebuild,” says Conrad Rademeyer, Group Executive: Coldset and Tissue at Novus Holdings.

Toscotec has previously supplied Correll Tissue with another key component: the TT SYD in 2006.

This new project consolidates Toscotec's capabilities to provide, not only a wide range of new machinery but also complex rebuild projects based on turn-key concept.

About Toscotec

Toscotec is a turnkey projects supplier to the global paper industry. Since 1948, Toscotec offers complete production lines, plant retrofits, turnkey projects and individual machineries. The Group serves all the leading paper producers with customized solutions, leveraging on the experience gained in more than 60 years of activities.

For more info: www.toscotec.com   

Published in Asian News

Twinsaver Group is set to become the largest tissue manufacturer in Sub-Saharan Africa through the installation of a new Toscotec AHEAD-2.0S tissue production line.

Twinsaver Group, the major manufacturer of tissue products in South Africa, announced that they will proceed with a R500 million investment in the country's local manufacturing sector by investing in a state-of-the-art new plant at its Kliprivier operations site in Gauteng, South Africa. The line, supplied by Toscotec, will be started-up in the last quarter of 2017.

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Twinsaver Group is mainly focused on a sustainable business and it is a branded organization with innovation and consumers’ needs in the center of the growth strategies. By investing in new capacity, Twinsaver has chosen Toscotec  AHEAD tissue line to improve the production and keep the leadership in the market.

The company ground-breaking ceremony took place in Kliprivier manufacturing site on 7th October 2016 at the presence of the major country authorities.

The turn-key delivery for the new TM#5 will include a stock preparation system for virgin pulp, an AHEAD-2.0S tissue machine, tissue machine and plant auxiliaries, electrification & control systems. Full engineering, erection, erection supervision, training, start-up and commissioning complete Toscotec scope of supply.

The tissue machine will have a width of 2.75 m and will be designed for 2,000 mpm speed. The new line will produce, among the other grades, high-quality super-soft toilet tissue. The greenfield project will be focused on energy savings and low emission concepts with a great attention to the environment.

About Twinsaver
Twinsaver Group is the number 1 South African manufacturer, marketer and distributor of branded tissue products. The product range includes toilet tissue, facial tissues, roller towels, house and leisure and away from home products. Twinsaver Group head-office is located in Bryanston, South Africa, with manufacturing and converting facilities in Kliprivier, Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town.

About Toscotec

Toscotec is a turnkey projects supplier to the global paper industry. Since 1948, Toscotec offers complete production lines, plant retrofits, turnkey projects and individual machineries. The Group serves all the leading paper producers with customized solutions, leveraging on the experience gained in more than 60 years of activities.  

Published in Asian News

Toscotec pursues its investment  strategy in order to enhance its strength in the tissue and paper industry. Inspired by its trust in innovation and a custom-oriented spirit, the company - pioneer and world leader in the Steel Yankee Dryer market - opens the new facility dedicated to the complete production cycle of  TT SYDs.

The architectural heart of the facility is the central hall that houses all the stages of the production line: 180m long, 40m wide overall and up to 18m high.  From metalworking and precision mechanical processing to thermal treatment in a 10m x 10m oven, all the tests and stamps are made on site according to European (PED), American (ASME), Chinese (CSEI) and Japanese (JIS) regulations. The new center also houses technical and production offices, as well as a conference room and lounge for customers.

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The facility is located in Massa, 50 km from Lucca, a location chosen for its easy seaport access for quick overseas shipments.

The new center marks a breakthrough in Steel Yankee Dryer manufacturing and has a clear aim: to increase efficiency and ensure the best product worldwide, allowing Toscotec to further enhance its leadership role in technological innovation.

Customer visits will be organized during MIAC 2016 . For more information, please write to: info@toscotec.com

Published in European News

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Toscotec has been chosen to supply ST Tissue in Franklin, Virginia, with the widest Steel Yankee ever to be manufactured. ST Tissue F-5  machine will be converted to produce bathroom tissue and kitchen towel.

The market leader in Steel Yankee Technology, Toscotec will rebuild the dry-end section and redesign the F-5 machine to convert it to dry crepe tissue. 

The current paper machine configuration, consisting in a forming section, nip-press section, dryers section and Reel drum, will be converted to dry crepe tissue machine keeping the existing fourdrinier and redesigning the nip-press section to felt run arrangement which includes new Toscotec dry end equipment. Toscotec scope of supply includes TT SuctionPressRoll-SPR1045, an under machine broke pulper TT MachineBrokePulper-MBP75, and a TT SYD-12FT x 257” face width (6530 mm), the widest Steel Yankee Dryer ever manufactured.

The TT SYD-12FT, second generation rib design, fits the customer needs thanks to the high drying capacity performance and energy saving concept which includes Toscotec’s Patented Head Insulation.

All the existing drying drums will be removed, and a new Toscotec tail feeding system will be provided and installed between the Toscotec Steel Yankee and the existing pope reel.

Erection supervision, commissioning and start up will be performed by Toscotec Service Team. The PM5 conversion is part of a plan of investments that ST tissue has decided to implement with the aim to follow the market's demand.

About ST Paper & ST Tissue
Founded in 2007 by Sharad Tak and his son Sahil Tak, ST Paper & ST Tissue operate in Oconto Falls, WI and Isle of Wight, VA, respectively. In 2012 the Tak's purchased a portion of a shuttered paper mill in Isle of Wight, VA from International Paper and transformed it into a tissue mill by 2013. In the process, ST Tissue helped revitalized the surrounding communities by bringing back almost 90 direct jobs and hundreds more indirect jobs

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The biggest European Steel Yankee Dryer for tissue production, a Toscotec TT SYD-18FT (5600mm wide), has been successfully started up at WEPA Cassino mill in Italy.

The PM3 rebuilding project was commissioned to Toscotec, WEPA’s long-term partner, continuing the process of investments in order to upgrade the plant and to achieve the best available technology in tissue making.

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  “High quality of product and energy saving were at the base of the project. WEPA is going to get more and more relevance in the European market.  Cost Leadership and attention to consumers and customer needs, as well as sustainability in company management and production, is part of WEPA´s future strategy.” - says Bernhard Gross, Managing Director of WEPA Italia srl. “To avail ourselves of a skilled machinery specialist like Toscotec has been a big step forward to realize our strategy.”

The scope of the supply  included also a double layer fully hydraulic TT Headbox-MLT with polished pipes and a Yankee steam & condensate removal system. All equipment was provided on a turn-key basis including engineering, supervision and installation.

About Toscotec

Toscotec is a turnkey supplier to the global tissue industry. Since 1948, Toscotec offers complete production lines, plant retrofits, turnkey projects, and individual machineries.  Headquartered in Lucca, the nerve center of the Italian paper district, with offices in China and North America, the Group serves all the leading paper producers with customized solutions, leveraging on the experience gained in more than 60 years of activities. Key to the Group’s success is the engineering and R&D department, run by a team of highly qualified engineers. Toscotec currently employs approx. 180 people.

Published in European News

Toscotec dryer section rebuilt has been successfully started-up at Sonoco Alcore paper mill in Ciriè– Torino, Italy.

The PM1 in Ciriè is specialized for the production of high quality core board grades.

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The goal of investment was principally to increase the production, optimizing both efficiency and dryer section runnability by rebuilding of several dryer groups. A total of 15 new TT SteelDryer in place of casted iron dryers has been provided, together with the modernization of mechanical drive and tail threading implementation.
The specific design of TT SteelDryer with flat heads welded to the shell allows to produce a wider and

uniformly dried-out sheet. Toscotec was the first to introduce the revolutionary concept of steel dryers in the  paper  industry. Today it  boasts an  undisputed leadership with  more  than 1200  installed units worldwide.

On completion a new mist removal device has been supplied in the forming section, in order to increase the wet section cleaning and efficiency.
The expected shut-down time was respected and productivity targets were immediately achieved after the start-up.

About Sonoco Alcore
Sonoco Alcore, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sonoco (NYSE:SON), a global provider of consumer packaging, industrial products, protective packaging, and displays and packaging supply chain services. Sonoco Alcore is a leader in high-quality, innovative, value-creating tube and core solutions operating 29 tube and core plants and four paperboard mills in Europe.

About Toscotec S.p.A.
Since 1948, Toscotec offers complete production lines, plant retrofits, and individual machineries for tissue and paper & board industries.

 

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Vinda Paper (China) Co., Ltd. in Sanjiang mill, Jiangmen, has started up two new Toscotec’s machines, TM 9 & 10. Both machines are AHEAD-2.0M with a design speed of 1,800 mpm.

TM10 is the  21st machine supplied by Toscotec to Vinda.

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Vinda’s Sanjiang mill in Guangdong province has now ten Toscotec tissue machines of different models and configurations. Considering the start-ups of TM9 and TM10, the Chinese producer has achieved startup of all 10 machines in less than four years. This is a testament to the outstanding growth and sustained progress of the Vinda Group, and to Toscotec’s strategic development of customized design and state-of-the-art solutions for energy reduction.

Furthermore, on June 20, Vinda Paper (Shandong) Co., Ltd. fired up one AHEAD-1.5M ES tissue machine, which is already running at the speed of 1,500 mpm. The machine, which is the fourth installed in the Shandong mill, has a design speed of 1,700 mpm and a net web width of 3,400 mm. The AHEAD-1.5M tissue machine installs Toscotec’s second generation Steel Yankee Dryer TT SYD, steam-heated hoods and large suction press roll (with a diameter of 1425 mm). Based on the remarkable results of previous projects, Vinda Group has once again chosen to invest in Toscotec’s tissue machine technology, which benefits from a comprehensive energy-saving concept, the TT DOES (Drying Optimization for Energy Saving) package.

A part from TM4, Vinda’s Shandong mill hosts other three Toscotec-supplied machines: TM1 & 2 are AHEAD-1.5S ES, steadily running at 1500 m/min and TM3, identical to TM4, started-up last November, is now running at 1,600 mpm.

Vinda Group’s production capacity has reached over 1 million t/y now.

Toscotec is a turnkey technology supplier to the global paper industry, offering a complete suite of solutions for the tissue, paper and board manufacture, as well as maintenance services for rolls and cylinders. Based in Lucca, Italy, Toscotec’s tradition of innovation, energy saving and partnership with customers dates back to its foundation in 1948. Since 2013 Toscotec has been the market leader in tissue machines sales. www.toscotec.com

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Papeterie Sical and Toscotec announce the successful start-up of PM#1 after a deep press section and related parts modification. The machine came in operation according the planned shut-down time and, after the optimization phase, is now producing the targeted container board products quality.

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The project, finalized to improve out press dryness performance, liners top side printability as well as machine runnability, includes new TT Combi-Press with a tailored TT Pick-up press roll, new press rolls with related cleaning doctors, a major press frame rebuilt integrated in the wire section structure, and a complete tail threading from press to dryer section including the area of the existing shoe press in last position. A broke pulper modification and initial part of dryer section implementation with new TT steel Dryer is part of the rebuild, that includes erection, erection supervision, start-up assistance and training.

With a web width of 2.570 mm and a design speed of 500 m/min, the renewed PM#1 produces container board grades as Brown Test Liners, Brown Liners and Medium in the range 100 to 220 g/m2, with a yearly capacity of 45.000 tons/year.

Thanks to the strong cooperation between the two project teams, the success of this rebuild confirms the Toscotec ability to supply technological and complex reconstruction in the board sector.

About Papeterie Sical
Papeterie Sical, located in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France, is part of Rossmann Group, the main independent packaging manufacturer in Europe and Africa with a box plants production capacity of 500.000 Tons/year. With 10 sheets plants in Western Europe and 1 in Burkina Faso, with a yearly capacity of 300.000 Tons/year of papers made from recycled fibers, Grossman Group is a leader in Europe offering various kind of printed packaging.

About Toscotec S.p.A.
Since 1948, Toscotec offers complete production lines, plant retrofits, and individual machineries for tissue and paper & board industries.  Headquartered in Lucca, the nerve centre of the Italian paper district, with offices in China and North America, the Group serves all the leading paper producers with customized solutions, leveraging on the experience gained in more than 60 years of activities.

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Celupaper S.A. started up the new PM3, the first of the two tissue machine that the South American producer has commissioned to the Italian leading supplier in the last 2 years. This start-up follows the rebuilding of PM2 that Toscotec also carried out in February 2015.

The new line is installed at Papelera Nicaragua mill, Argentina.

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Based on an intensive energy-saving concept, PM3’s delivery included the approach flow system featuring ultimate Toscotec technology TT SAF®, a MODULO tissue machine with single-layer headbox, single press configuration and TT SYD-2500MM featuring TT Milltech-MYH (monosystem gas heated hood). The supply also comprised an electrification and controls package and steam & condensate system.

The excellent cooperation between the two teams has allowed to get immediately the target of productivity, optimizing the production cycle, both in terms of flexibility and energy costs. This project will increase the mill daily tissue production of 50 tons of different grades of high-quality tissue.

“A new era for Celupaper has just began. We believe to play an important role in South American market according to our vision: to meet the demand with high quality products following the market growth  and retaining the customers. Now we are waiting for the next Toscotec PM4 that will be started up within the end of 2017.”says Mario Speranza , owner of Celulpaper S.A..

About Toscotec
Toscotec is a turnkey supplier to the global tissue industry. Since 1948, Toscotec offers complete production lines, plant retrofits, turnkey projects, and individual machineries.  Headquartered in Lucca, the nerve center of the Italian paper district, with offices in China and North America, the Group serves all the leading paper producers with customized solutions, leveraging on the experience gained in more than 60 years of activities. Key to the Group’s success is the engineering and R&D department, run by a team of highly qualified engineers. Toscotec currently employs approx. 180 people.      

Published in South American News

Toscotec will rebuild the dryer section of Smurfit Kappa Papelsa’s PM 1 at Barbosa mill, Colombia. The customer has recognized in Toscotec the right partner to provide the best technology available in drying process and support the company for a quick growth in the South American market.

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The project is finalized to improve efficiency, increasing the operating speed and the reel gross production over 40%. The crucial point of the dryer section modification is the application of the TT SteelDryer technology throughout the entire paper machine, with 5 sections and a total number of 42 dryers. The scope of the supply includes also an advanced rope-less tail threading system and sheet stabilization designed to reach an operating speed of 1000 mpm.

Toscotec service specialists will provide supervision, commissioning and start up assistance.   The order is scheduled for the end of 2016 and expected erection and start-up for the beginning of 2017.

Steel dryer Toscotec technology is a well-known and proven solution with over 1200 units running worldwide, providing an extremely high drying capacity. The main benefits Papelsa is looking for, with the application of the new 11 bar coded TT SteelDryers are:

  • Higher heat transfer rate thanks to the thinner shell thickness of the steel dryer;
  • Wider drying face length with the same space requirements, leading to the possibility of drying a wider sheet width;
  • Safer equipment. 

With this project Toscotec strengthens its partnership with Smurfit Kappa in South America and thanks to the advanced technology and the flexibility shown on various projects reinforces its commitment to  complex rebuilding and emphasizes its leadership on the dryer sections.

About Smurfit Kappa Group

Smurfit Kappa Group (SKG) vision is to be recognized as the most successful paper-based packaging company in the world, with around 45,000 people employed across 370 sites located in 34 countries. SKG is located in 21 countries in Europe, and 13 in the Americas and is the only large-scale pan-regional player in Latin America. Barbosa Mill is part of SKG located  near Medellin.

About Toscotec

Since 1948, Toscotec offers complete production lines, plant retrofits, and individual machineries.  Headquartered in Lucca, the nerve center of the Italian paper district, with offices in China and North America, the Group serves all the leading paper producers with customized solutions, leveraging on the experience gained in more than 60 years of activities.

Published in South American News
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