Vajda-Papír started up a double-width AHEAD 2.2L tissue machine supplied by Toscotec (PM2) at its Dunaföldvár facility in Hungary. The supply was full-on turnkey, including the entire tissue production line and all erection operations at the mill.
A complete turnkey supply
The turnkey scope included the entire stock preparation system and Toscotec’s patented TT SAF® (Short Approach Flow) fitted with a double dilution system to maximize energy savings. It comprised the electrification and controls, dust and mist removal systems, boiler plant, bridge cranes, air compressor station, roll handling and wrapping systems, and hall ventilation with conditioning system.
For the mill’s PM1, Toscotec also supplied an OPTIMA 2600 slitter rewinder equipped with automatic shaft puller and dust removal system that came online in February 2022.
Toscotec’s turnkey scope included a complete service package with detailed mill engineering, erection, training, commissioning, and start-up assistance. The installation of this double-width tissue line required a substantial erection team of more than 190 technicians over a period of approximately 200 days.
A tissue machine designed for superior energy efficiency
The AHEAD 2.2L machine features a net sheet width of 5,600 mm, a maximum operating speed of 2,200 m/min, and a production capacity of over 80,000 tons/year. It is equipped with Toscotec’s state-of-the-art technology, including a fully hydraulic TT Headbox-MLT, a shoe press of the upgraded design TT NextPress, a third-generation TT SYD Steel Yankee Dryer, and TT Hood system designed for maximum energy recovery.
Attila Vajda, Managing Director of Vajda-Papír, says, “This new Toscotec line constitutes our flagship investment at Dunaföldvár site. We have a vision for Vajda-Papír’s expansion to be in harmony with the environment, and that is why we chose the most energy efficient technology available on the market. Throughout the entire project, the whole Toscotec team demonstrated their extensive expertise and great passion for tissuemaking. The successful start-up of PM2 represents a key achievement and an important step forward for Vajda-Papír’s sustainable growth.”
Gabriele Barattini, Toscotec Project Manager, says: “Successfully completing a turnkey project of this magnitude is a great satisfaction indeed. The cooperation with Vajda-Papír’s team has been excellent all along and has allowed us to manage every phase in the best possible way. Toscotec’s flexibility is crucial for the success of any project, even more so for turnkey projects.”
About Vajda-Papír Ltd.
Founded in 1999, Vajda-Papír is headquartered in Budapest and operates 3 sites in Budapest, Székesfehérvár and Hungary’s biggest and most modern integrated tissue mill at Dunaföldvár, south of Budapest. It manufactures 115,000 tons/year of toilet tissue, handkerchiefs, towels, and napkins. Vajda-Papír owns the famous brands Ooops!, Sindy, Star and Lilla and distributes its products to the consumer and AfH markets in Hungary and over 30 countries worldwide.
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