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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.      

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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.

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The Toscotec supplied AHEAD-1.5M tissue line came on stream on 29th April, 2016, well in advance to schedule at Syassky Pulp and Paper mill in Syasstroy, in the Leningrad region of Russia. The delivery agreement of the tissue machine was signed by Syassky PPM and Toscotec in December 2014.

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After the PM3 start up the Syasstroy’s site is actually one of the most efficient Russian paper mills, employing over 2000 people to make 110.000 tons a year – almost twice the productivity of many competitor mills.

“The Toscotec AHEAD 1.5M tissue making line is designed to produce high quality tissue from dry and slush pulps, entailing a real reduction of the mill’s energy cost. That is important not only for us but also for our customers who realize the importance of sustainable industrial production. Toscotec has well understood our technological target as well as economical needs. Our partnership begun in 2009 with two new rewinders and continued in 2012 with an AHEAD line (PM2) until this new successful cooperation”, says Mrs. Irina Mozhaeva, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Syassky PPM.

Toscotec scope of furniture for the new PM3 included AHEAD-1.5M crescent former tissue machine with a single layer headbox, single press configuration with suction pressure roll TT SPR1045, a 12 FT diameter Steel Yankee Dryer TT SYD-12FT and a reel section TT Reel-P. The delivery also included the stock preparation plant, gas heated hood and steam & condensate system as well as electrification & control system. Engineering and services (erection supervision, commissioning & start up assistance, training) completed the package.

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Founded in 1928 with the unique aim to cover the needs of the domestic market, in the last years Syassky PPM put in progress a huge investment process and has been reorganized as joint stock company with the result to be able to satisfy the growing demand for domestic but also for export markets.

Toscotec is a turnkey supplier to the global paper industry. Since 1948, Toscotec offers complete production lines, plant retrofits, turnkey projects, and individual machineries. Headquartered in Lucca, Italy, the Group serves all the leading paper producers with customized solutions, leveraging on the experience gained in more than 60 years of activities. Since 2013 Toscotec has been the market leader in tissue machines sales. Toscotec currently employs approx. 180 people.

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Toscotec will supply a new MODULO-PLUS tissue line to Celupaper S.A., part of Grupo Vual, South American leading regional player for the production of high quality tissue products.

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The new line will be installed at Papelera Nicaragua. This is the third order in 2 years: previously Toscotec has been chosen to reconfigure the existing Fourdrinier machine PM2 with the installation of the TT DOES package (Drying Optmization for Energy Saving) already started up in 2015 and to supply a new PM3 MODULO line that will start up in May, this year.

Toscotec’s MODULO-PLUS will be delivered with a design  for the production of high quality tissue products featuring a gross daily production of 65 tonn. The tissue machine is equipped with single layer headbox, one press configuration, TT SYD-3200MM, TT Milltech-MYH Monosystem Hood fed by natural gas and steam and condensate removal system. Approach flow system, electrification & control, as well as erection supervision, start up assistance and training programs are also included in the scope of supply.

“With this series of investments we believe to play an important role in South American market. Today the group has already three manufacturing plants (Jose Juan Yapur, Celupaper and Papelera Nicaragua), one pulp manufacturing plant (Celulosa Alto Vale) and many distribution centers located in Santa Fe, Córdoba, Bahia Blanca and Buenos Aires employing more than 700 people.” - confirms Mario Speranza, CEO of Celupaper S.A..

“It's an honor for us to continue the good cooperation with Celupaper. Our aim is to reach significant results in terms of productivity and of drying energy saving. The TT DOES continues to be a key technology of our lines to bring concrete benefits to our customer and take their performance forward."- says with great satisfaction Alessandro Mennucci, CEO of Toscotec S.p.A..

The PM4 will be started up within the end of 2017.

About Toscotec S.p.A.

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. 

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2016 03 16 081759WEPA Professional Piechowice, part of the German based Wepa Holding Group, has chosen Toscotec as supplier for it’s new tissue line that will be installed at the company's Piechowice Plant in Poland. The new Toscotec AHEAD-2.0S line will strength the Wepa recent strategic growth in the European tissue market that has been launched with the start up in 2015 of similar plants, provided by the Italian Supplier, in France and in Germany. The start-up is scheduled for the first quarter of 2017.

Toscotec already operated in the mill on PM#1 in 2009 with the rebuild of the dry end section.

This new investment on a second machine in Piechowice will increase the total number of paper machines for WEPA Group up to twenty. For the company, established in 1948, this new project represents another important goal achieved in a short time and meanwhile re-states the trustful cooperation with Toscotec for challenging and complex projects. 

The Toscotec turn key delivery for the new TM#21, based on the best available technology, will comprise a stock preparation systems for virgin pulp, an AHEAD-2.0S tissue machine, TM and plant auxiliaries, electrification & control system. 

The tissue machine is equipped with single layer headbox, double press configuration, Steel Yankee Dryer TT SYD-15FT, Toscotec hood and dust & mist removal. Full engineering, erection, erection supervision, training, start-up and commissioning complete the Toscotec supply. 

The tissue machine will have a width of 2.8 m and a design speed of 2,200 mpm. The new line will produce, among the other grades, high-quality super-soft toilet tissue and will be capable to run also with waste paper based raw material. The greenfield project will be focused on energy savings and low emission concepts with a great attention to the environmental issues as well as to the impact on the site.

Martin Krengel, Wepa CEO, states as follows: “I am happy to say that the recent brilliant experience with Toscotec in realizing professionally and on schedule both paper machine projects in Lille and Giershagen has allowed us to accelerate our market expansion planning. In addition to a high level of professionalism, an excellent partnership and solid trust reached with our long-standing supplier were necessary for such a smooth decision to go again with them for this new greenfield project in Poland.”

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Fujian Jinmin Reconstituted Tobacco Development Co., Ltd. has chosen Toscotec’s TT SYD-18FT Steel Yankee Dryer, in order to benefit from high energy efficiency and drying capacity. The start-up is scheduled for June 2017.

Following a similar application in the US, Toscotec consolidates its position in the segment of tobacco in Asia. As market leader of Steel Yankee Dryers worldwide, Toscotec is now well established also in the application of tobacco papermaking, offering the most comprehensive range of sizes and face lengths, up to a diameter of 22FT and 6 mt of width.

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For its new project Fujian Jinmin Tobacco has chosen the Steek Yankee Dryer with the best production performances and energy efficiency, relying on Toscotec’s extensive experience in the field of energy savings and drying optimization.

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. 

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Two AHEAD-2.0M will be installed at its Sanjiang facility in Guangdong province, where Vinda already has eight Toscotec-supplied tissue machines running, to attain a total mill capacity of 250,000 t/y. This also represents a record-breaking achievement for the Italian manufacturer, who will accomplish start-up of its tenth tissue line on the same production base over the course of just four years.

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The third machine will be installed in Vinda Shandong, where Toscotec has already supplied three lines in three years. This AHEAD-1.5M is identical to the machine fired up last August in Laiwu mill, with design speed of 1700 m/min and a production capacity of 30,000 t/y, same as the Guangdong tissue lines.

Vinda Group has once again confirmed its choice of the best available technology with top energy savings, as the winning choice for its unprecedented growth on the market. Toscotec’s successful solution TT DOES (Drying Optimization for Energy Saving) delivers the greatest advantages for the mill: highest performances with the lowest operating costs, by skilfully tapping on cost-effective energy sources such as steam and benefiting from Toscotec’s signature technology, its second generation Steel Yankee Dryer.

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. 

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Toscotec, the Lucca-based supplier of advanced solutions for the tissue and paper industry, has been awarded to provide a major rebuild to the WEPA PM#13 machine located in Cassino, Italy. This new project will complete the multiple steps of the plant upgrade assigned to Toscotec and started in 2010 with the rebuild of the original machine into crescent former and continued in 2013 with the installation of Toscotec-Milltech Yankee Hood complete with Heat Recovery system, and in summer 2015 with the optimization of the stock preparation lines including a Toscotec TT SAF® concept delivery. 

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The Cassino plant is located in the Centre of Italy, close to Rome; it is part of WEPA Group – an European leading company in tissue manufacture. The mill is an important and modern facility, which is completely integrated with a tissue machine, converting lines and automatic storage system. Its capacity is more than 60.000 t/year.  

The new rebuild is featuring a double layer fully hydraulic TT Headbox-MLT including polished pipes, a TT SYD-18FT with deckle insulation and the Yankee steam & condensate removal system.  

The supply will be provided on a turn-key basis including engineering, supervision and installation. The start up is scheduled on late summer this year. This investment will allow WEPA to have a state of the art machine with the best available technology. The mill will optimize the production cycle (enlarging also the trim width at the reel) and achieve a real improvement in paper quantity and quality, while decreasing energy consumption and therefore the environmental impact.

The new TT SYD will be the largest steel dryer ever installed in Europe on a tissue machine re-stating the leadership of Toscotec in this tissue machinery line segment.

The project has been assigned to Toscotec considering the good cooperation since several years, Toscotecs high level of professionalism and the excellent project handling during the construction and start-up of two new paper machines in the WEPA plants in Lille/ France and Giershagen/ Germany last year.  

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.

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logo optSinergia II, a closed-end fund managed by Synergo SGR (“Synergo”), has acquired a minority stake in Toscotec S.p.A. (“Toscotec” or the “Group”); the Mennucci family will remain as majority shareholder.

Toscotec is a world leader in the design and production of turnkey plants and machines, as well as a first class supplier  for components  and services dedicated to the global paper and tissue industries. With innovative technological process solutions and a wide products  portfolio the Group has gained, through the years, a significant position in the worldwide market.

Synergo aims to support Toscotec further growth, both organically and through selective strategic add- on acquisitions.

The Group, based in Lucca, Italy, has doubled the EBITDA since 2011, and recorded over €100 million in total revenues in 2015, out of which approximately 90% generated abroad.

Alessandro Mennucci, shareholder and CEO, with an experience of more than 20 years in the industry, will continue to lead the Group. Mr. Mennucci commented: “As of today, the Group has been able to build a strong brand in terms of quality and reliability, and has become one of the leading companies in the global reference market.  With this new “synergy” we will have the possibility to further enhance our organization and strengthen our business activity  worldwide. We want to continue to develop high technology products and to export the Italian excellence, providing first class services to our customers”.

Paolo Zapparoli, Synergo CEO, further explained: “It is a real pleasure to partner with Toscotec and its shareholders; the undisputed technological capabilities that the Group has developed over the years offer the opportunity to further extend its leadership in its reference industry.  We look forward to working closely with Alessandro Mennucci and his management team to fulfil Toscotec’s growth ambition”.

Toscotec was advised by Ethica Corporate Finance (financial  advisor), Mazzoni, Regoli, Cariello ePagni (legal advisor), and Studio Lazzarini.

Synergo was advised by Lombardi Molinari Segni (legal advisor), PwC (financial due diligence), Poyry (business and market due diligence), and Ciro Cornelli, name partner of Cornelli Gabelli e Associati (tax advisor).

About Toscotec
Toscotec  is a turnkey supplier to the global paper and 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 machineries’ innovation and energy saving, and the partnership with customers. Toscotec  currently  employs  approx. 180 people.

Additional information is available at www.toscotec.com

About Synergo SGR
Synergo  SGR  is a private equity firm. Fully owned by its Senior Partners, Synergo specializes in partnering with ambitious entrepreneurs and managers in order to increase the value of their companies by providing financial resources and managerial guidance.

Additional information is available at www.synergosgr.com

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