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2023 01 31 092559Toscotec will take part in the 31st International Conference and EXPOACOTEPAC 2023 organized by the Colombian Association of Technicians of the Cellulose, Paper and Cardboard Industry (ACOTEPAC) from 8th to 10th February in Cali, Colombia.

Gabriele Romanini, Toscotec Sales Manager, will deliver a technical speech on 8th February at 3 pm titled “Strategic Route for Energy Efficiency in Tissue Technology”. The presentation focuses on Toscotec’s latest technological innovations aimed to improve the energy efficiency of tissue lines, reduce their carbon footprint and operating costs, and ensure compliance with the most stringent environmental regulations.

Contacts to book an appointment at Toscotec’s booth 27-28-29:
Gabriele Romanini
Sales Manager Tissue division Toscotec
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Marcos Scheil Gonçalves
Sales Area Director Brazil Toscotec
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For more than two years now, Toscotec has been a subsidiary of Voith and since then has been serving the business with new lines and major rebuilds in the tissue paper sector for the entire Voith Group. As a result, intensive cooperation began, which among other things resulted in an optimized BlueLine stock preparation portfolio for the tissue sector. The optimized portfolio is convincing, with more than 10 stock preparation systems for the tissue sector ordered worldwide in the last two years and with some already in operation. Voith has delivered over 70 machines, and many more are currently being processed.

  • Based on the joint know-how of Voith and Toscotec, solutions adapted specifically for the tissue sector are newly developed
  • The new stock preparation systems are already implemented in more than 10 new plants with over 70 installed machines
  • Among others, the customer Vajda-Papír benefits from the innovative solutions, which went into operation there successfully

"The cooperation between Voith and Toscotec has paid off for our customers right from the start," explains Steffen Bassmann, Director Product Management Fiber Systems at Voith Paper. "I am impressed how well Toscotec and Voith harmonized in their cooperation from the very beginning. This is a real win-win situation with clear added value for tissue producers worldwide."

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"Together, we can offer our customers the best possible technologies for the entire process chain," adds Elisa Bertolucci, Fiber Systems Engineering Manager at Toscotec. "Our experts are always on hand to provide advice and support in achieving individual goals. Best-in-class technologies ensure highly efficient stock preparation and optimize resource efficiency."
As a leading tissue solutions provider, Toscotec can draw on Voith's full stock preparation expertise. For optimized water and wastewater management, Voith and Toscotec also work together with Meri, another Voith subsidiary. Customers thus benefit from a full-line portfolio from one source. 

One system already successfully commissioned is that of Vajda-Papír at its plant in Dunaföldvár, Hungary. Toscotec's AHEAD 2.2L machine has a production capacity of over 80,000 tons/year with a paper width of 5,600 mm and a maximum operating speed of 2,200 m/min. Here, the turn-key delivery includes the complete stock preparation system with new solutions from the harmonized Voith-Toscotec portfolio. These comprise IntensaMaXX, IntensaScreen, TwinFlo Refiner, a deflaker and a jointly developed thick stock cleaner (IDH). A new HC pulper designed by Toscotec and based on Voith's many years of pulping experience is also used. Furthermore, a new TT Hydromix was installed, which was jointly developed by Voith and Toscotec. The latter led to remarkable achievements on MD basis weight profile.

In addition to the stock preparation portfolio for tissue production, the cooperation extends to many other important areas such as paper machine components. Toscotec and Voith also complement each other in service and in the supply of spare and wear parts for tissue production. Last but not least, there are ideal synergies in the areas of engineering, automation and supply chain. 

About Toscotec 
Founded in 1948, Toscotec specializes in the design and manufacture of turn-key projects, complete machines, rebuilds and stand-alone systems for the tissue and paper and board industries. Headquartered in Lucca, Italy, with subsidiaries and service centers in China and North America, Toscotec offers cutting-edge technology and customized solutions to paper producers around the world. The technology is designed to achieve high production efficiency, low energy consumption and products of the highest quality. Energy efficiency, energy saving and quality are the basis for all its research and development, design and manufacturing.

About the Voith Group
The Voith Group is a global technology company. With its broad portfolio of systems, products, services and digital applications, Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, the company today has around 21,000 employees, sales of € 4.9 billion and locations in over 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the larger family-owned companies in Europe.

The Group Division Voith Paper is part of the Voith Group. As the full-line supplier to the paper industry, it provides the largest range of technologies, services and products on the market and offers paper manufacturers holistic solutions from one source. The company’s continuous stream of innovations facilitates resource-conserving production and helps customers minimize their carbon footprint. With its leading automation products and digitalization solutions from the Papermaking 4.0 portfolio, Voith offers its customers state-of-the-art digital technologies to improve plant availability and efficiency for all sections of the production process. 

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Italian carton board manufacturer Cartiera Pirinoli selected Toscotec for the rebuild of the entire press section of PM1 at its Roccavione site in Northern Italy. The project is planned for the second half of 2023.

2023 01 30 094118In order to ensure the highest operation flexibility across a wide range of basis weights, Toscotec will supply both a first nip composed of an upper plain press and a lower suction press, and a second nip featuring Voith NipcoFlex shoe press designed for a maximum nip load of 1,600 kN/m. The scope also includes a fully automatic tail feeding system, felt runs, showers, rolls, doctors, as well as guide and stretcher systems. 

The rebuild is set to significantly increase PM1’s productivity. The replacement of lower efficiency press rolls with a high performance first nip and a NipcoFlex will ensure a drastic reduction of PM1’s energy consumptions and paper breaks and increase post-press dryness.  

Silvano Carletto, President of Cartiera Pirinoli, says, “Toscotec’s technological solution offered a two-fold advantage: an optimal flexibility of regulation on the shoe press and an efficient layout inclusive of automatic tail feeding system. We are happy to partner with an established Italian supplier.”

Enrico Fazio, Sales Director of Toscotec’s Paper & Board division, says, “We are proud to provide an important rebuild to Cartiera Pirinoli, whose workers are entrepreneurs with full decision-making power. Their key concern was the supplier’s reliability and capacity to deliver an actual production upgrade. I am confident that this technological solution will allow them to achieve both higher efficiency and quality, especially in terms of paper bulk. In the future, Toscotec will continue to provide onsite and remote expert services for all their needs.” 

About Cartiera Pirinoli S.C.
Founded in 1872, Cartiera Pirinoli became a cooperative in 2015. It specializes in the production of multilayer coated carton board for foldable boxes and grey carton for packaging, cores, interlayers, and tubes. It operates one site in Roccavione, near Cuneo, with a production capacity of over 100,000 tons per year, which is distributed both in the national and the European market.

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Enrico Fazio
Sales Director Paper & Board division Toscotec
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GrandBay Papeles Nacionales has selected Toscotec for the turnkey supply of a new AHEAD 2.2 tissue line (PM5) at its Pereira production base in Colombia. This is Toscotec’s second project with GrandBay who is currently installing a complete AHEAD 2.2L tissue line at GrandBay Papelera Internacional in Guatemala. The new PM5 in Colombia is scheduled to start up in 2024.

The AHEAD 2.2 machine has a sheet trim width of 3,600 mm, a design speed of 2,200 m/min and an annual production capacity of over 40,000 tons. Designed to deliver the highest drying efficiency with the lowest possible energy usage, it features TT NextPress latest shoe press generation, a third-generation design TT SYD Steel Yankee Dryer with patented heads insulation system, and high efficiency TT Hood

The turnkey supply includes the complete stock preparation system, Toscotec’s patented TT SAF® DD (Short Approach Flow system with Double Dilution), fiber recovery and water clarification systems, the complete tissue line with electrification and controls, as well as dust and mist removal systems. A full service package complements the turnkey scope with erection and supervision, training, commissioning, and start-up assistance. 

GrandBay and Toscotec’s teams at contract signature (from left to right): Alexander Schuler, GrandBay COO; Gabriele Romanini, Toscotec Sales Manager; Alberto Matos, GrandBay Project Engineering Manager; Carlos Martin, Toscotec’s agent; Alejandro Piedrahita, GrandBay Papeles Nacionales Operations Director; Marco Dalle Piagge, Toscotec Sales Director; Ricardo Martin, Toscotec’s agent; Luis Henao, GrandBay Technical Manager; Juan Andres Mesa, GrandBay Production Manager. GrandBay and Toscotec’s teams at contract signature (from left to right): Alexander Schuler, GrandBay COO; Gabriele Romanini, Toscotec Sales Manager; Alberto Matos, GrandBay Project Engineering Manager; Carlos Martin, Toscotec’s agent; Alejandro Piedrahita, GrandBay Papeles Nacionales Operations Director; Marco Dalle Piagge, Toscotec Sales Director; Ricardo Martin, Toscotec’s agent; Luis Henao, GrandBay Technical Manager; Juan Andres Mesa, GrandBay Production Manager.

Cesar Solano, Chief Executive Officer of GrandBay Group, says, “Continuing to grow with the market, satisfying the needs of the consumers with products of the best quality and accompanying the growth of our clients are guiding principles of our vision, which are supported by investment in the best technology.”

Alexander Schuler, Chief Operation Officer of GrandBay Group, says, “We selected Toscotec for this important project in Pereira, because we have seen firsthand their ability to manage complex projects in Latin America. The turnkey supply gives us the highest performance guarantees for success.” 

Gabriele Romanini, Toscotec Sales Manager, says, “The configuration of Papeles Nacionales’ new line is state-of-the-art. It features Toscotec’s first-in-class energy efficient technology including the winning combination of our upgraded TT NextPress shoe press technology and Steel Yankee.”

About GrandBay Papeles Nacionales S.A.
Papeles Nacionales operates a tissue mill in Pereira (Colombia) and is part of the GrandBay Group, a leading Latin American company established in 1953 and dedicated to the manufacturing, converting and sales of personal care and home products of premium quality, with presence in more than 25 countries in Central America, the Andean and Caribbean region. 

For more information, please contact:
Romanini Gabriele, Sales Manager, Toscotec Tissue division, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Turkish tissue producer Essel Kâğıt’s new AHEAD 2.2L machine has exceeded its guaranteed production by a large margin and surpassed bulk and softness parameters. Supplied by Toscotec on a turnkey basis, PM3 had come online at Essel’s Osmaniye mill in Turkey in October 2021. After start-up, Toscotec has been providing continuous support to fine-tune the whole plant and achieve top performance. 

Ahmet Temuroglu, Production Coordinator and Burak Ipek, Maintenance Manager at Essel Kâğit, say, “The target of our performance test was successfully accomplished with a production of 290.5 tpd on a 23 gsm towel grade at the speed of 1,810 m/min. We are now fully reaping the benefits of Toscotec’s first-in-class technology across our entire product range both for tissue quality and consumptions.”

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Nicola Fontana, Senior Papermaker at Toscotec, says, “This double-width AHEAD line is delivering a high and stable performance. TT NextPress is offering good results of bulk and hand-feel even at maximum load on low basis weights, exceeding Essel Kâğıt’s strict quality standards.”

Andrea Rossi, Toscotec’s Commissioning Manager, says, “The performance test confirmed the machine’s low energy usage we had been monitoring including at the speed of 2,000 m/min. The total energy consumption is well below the guaranteed figure. The cooperation with Essel’s team was extraordinary and they did a fantastic job in getting the machine ready to achieve its top efficiency.”

For more information, please contact:
Valter Di Nardo, Toscotec Chief Customer Service Officer, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Toscotec will supply a complete AHEAD 1.8 tissue machine to Gayatrishakti Tissue to be installed at their paper mill in Vapi, Gujarat. The Indian manufacturer is entering the tissue market with this new line slated for start-up in 2024. 

The AHEAD 1.8 tissue machine has sheet trim width of 2,850 mm, an operating speed of 1,800 m/min, a production of over 35,000 tpy. 
It features Toscotec’s best-in-class drying configuration including an upgraded design shoe press TT NextPress, a third-generation design TT SYD Steel Yankee Dryer and high-efficiency TT Hood. The supply comprises key stock preparation and fiber recovery equipment, Toscotec’s patented TT SAF® DD (Short Approach Flow System with Double Dilution) for superior energy efficiency, and two OPTIMA 2200 slitter rewinders. The service package includes erection supervision, commissioning, training programs, YES-CONNECT-VISION Augmented Reality on remote assistance system, and start-up support.

Shri G. N. Agarwal, Managing Director of Gayatrishakti Paper & Board, says, “We selected Toscotec because we wanted to invest in state-of-the-art tissuemaking technology. We value their solid experience in guiding and sharing their expertise with newcomers in tissue. Gayatrishakti is a well-established board manufacturer in India and based on our strong background in Paper and Board, we understand the importance of choosing the right partner for this new market entry.”

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Marco Dalle Piagge, Sales Director of Toscotec, says, “Toscotec is committed to providing Gayatrishakti with first class support to ensure their successful penetration of the Indian tissue market. Thanks to Voith’s global presence, they can also benefit from local services offered by Voith Paper India. With this new project, Toscotec strengthens its presence in Southeast Asia where we received two new orders of complete tissue lines in 2022.” 

About Gayatrishakti Tissue Pvt Ltd 
Gayatrishakti Tissue is a subsidiary of Gayatrishakti Paper & Board Ltd (GSPBL). GSPBL is a leading a manufacturer of a range of premium grades of duplex packaging boards and kraft paper. Established in 1996, it has a head office in Mumbai and three manufacturing facilities with a combined installed capacity of 300,000 mta in Vapi & Sarigam GIDC, Gujarat state, India. 

For further information, please contact:
Fabio Bargiacchi, Sales Manager, Toscotec Tissue division, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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On 11 November 2022, Toscotec has started up two tissue machine rebuilds at the production facilities of two major producers in North and South America. On both projects, the scope of the modifications was extensive, covering the wet and the dry section of the two lines. The tight periods of machine stop have been executed according to schedule. 

Andrea Paganucci, Toscotec Project Manager, says, “One of the most challenging aspects on this large rebuild was the integration of Toscotec’s key components with the existing equipment. Creating an effective interface between different systems requires strong multi-stakeholder coordination. We are happy that the machine is now running efficiently as expected.” 

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Flavio D’Orlando, Toscotec Site Manager, says, “After the rebuild, the machine started producing sellable paper right away. We are now fine-tuning the new equipment, which is already meeting the mill’s product quality requirements. The on-site operations, including dismantling, erection, commissioning, and start-up, all went very smoothly.”

For further information, please contact:
Valter Di Nardo, Group Chief Customer Service Officer, Toscotec, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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Saudi Paper Group selected Toscotec for a second tissue line to be installed at its Dammam facility in Saudi Arabia. The new AHEAD 2.2L machine (PM5) will be a full-on turnkey project and it follows Toscotec’s supply of a complete AHEAD 2.2S line that is currently undergoing erection at the same tissue mill. The start-up of PM5 is scheduled for 2024. 

The new AHEAD 2.2L line has a sheet trim width of 5,600 mm, a maximum design speed of 2,200 m/min, and an annual production capacity of over 60,000 tons. Designed for superior performance and energy efficiency, the tissue machine is equipped with TT NextPress upgraded design shoe press, a third-generation design TT SYD Steel Yankee Dryer, and high efficiency TT Hood. The scope also includes two OPTIMA2600L slitter rewinders devised to preserve bulk and softness while ensuring optimal winding performance.

In order to guarantee superior energy efficiency, Toscotec will design the new line to operate with a gas turbine that produces the electricity and the steam required to meet the mill’s needs. A full service package with detailed mill engineering, erection, training, commissioning, and start-up assistance completes Toscotec’s turnkey supply.

The signing ceremony of SPG’s new PM5 (from left to right): Mr. Alessandro Mennucci, CEO of Toscotec, and Mr. Yousseri El Bishry, CEO of Saudi Paper Group.The signing ceremony of SPG’s new PM5 (from left to right): Mr. Alessandro Mennucci, CEO of Toscotec, and Mr. Yousseri El Bishry, CEO of Saudi Paper Group.

Yousseri Abdel Hamid Abdel Aziz El Bishry, CEO of Saudi Paper Group (SPG), says, “Progressing on the path of strong expansion we have set for SPG, we selected Toscotec for this second tissue line, because we value both their ability to deliver first-in-class technology and their proven history of successfully managing complex turnkey operations.”

Alessandro Mennucci, CEO of Toscotec, says, “At Toscotec, we strongly believe in partnerships as the basis for success. Therefore, we look forward to continuing our close partnership with Saudi Paper Group. As Toscotec’s fourth tissue order in the fast growing Middle Eastern region, this major project represents the perfect opportunity to strengthen our market leadership as supplier of turnkey tissue projects.”  

About Saudi Paper Group 
Founded in 1989 as a private enterprise in Saudi Arabia, the Saudi Paper Group includes three subsidiaries specializing in tissue jumbo rolls manufacturing - named Saudi Paper Manufacturing Company (SPMC) - tissue converting, and paper recycling. SPMC is one of the leading tissue manufacturers in the Arab World, offering a wide range of tissue products from facial and pocket tissues, toilet rolls, kitchen towels, table napkins, maxi rolls, and various other tissue-related products, which it distributes to the domestic and international markets.

For further information, please contact:
Fabio Bargiacchi, Sales Manager, Tissue division, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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In 2022 Toscotec has managed more than 25 tissue machine rebuilds for leading manufacturers that remain confidential. The projects are located at different mills across 6 continents: Africa, North and South America, Asia, Europe, and Oceania.

Rebuilds and process optimization equal increased profitability
The main targets of Toscotec’s tissue rebuilds are threefold. The first is increasing the productivity of an existing machine both by boosting its drying capacity and by reducing its energy consumptions. The second is improving paper quality, which allows the mill to achieve premium quality or to produce lower basis weight, high-quality tissue paper, thereby reducing raw material costs. The third is ensuring equipment safety: by upgrading outdated machinery, Toscotec guarantees maximum operation safety on the production line.

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The highest value for a limited scope
The scope of supply of Toscotec’s rebuilds ranges from single components such as Steel Yankee Dryers to entire systems such as the approach flow system and the tissue machine’s wet end, the air system, as well as the pope reel and the rewinder, which ensure the optimization of an entire section of the tissue line and associated processes.
Customization is key. Therefore, site surveys and rebuilding analysis are an integral part of rebuilds because they allow Toscotec to pinpoint the most effective targets for upgrades and process optimizing solutions. They can also serve as guidelines for tissue manufacturers to identify the technological investments that yield the highest returns.

Nicole Foley, Toscotec Project Manager, says, “Technological rebuilds call for specific project management skills, including the ability to effectively manage numerous projects simultaneously, and to rigorously respect the project timetable as we intervene on operating tissue lines.”

Riccardo Gennai, Toscotec Sales Manager, says, “The key added value that Toscotec offers as leading supplier of tissue rebuilds is the ability to build trust with customers and provide technological and customized solutions for all their needs. We often receive repeated orders encompassing all the production lines of a tissue mill, including equipment upgrades and process optimizations aimed at carbon reduction and energy savings.”

For further information, please contact:
Riccardo Gennai, Sales Manager, Toscotec Tissue division, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Toscotec will participate in the Latin American Papermakers Conference 2022 from 16th to 18th November in Lima, Peru, to present its latest paper drying innovations aimed to reduce direct CO2 emissions to zero. TT Induction SYD, a revolutionary Steel Yankee Dryer that relies on electrical induction to dry paper, and TT Hydrogen Burner, a new generation of 100% hydrogen fueled burners for Yankee hoods.

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On 17th November at 9 am, Toscotec will present:

Enrico Fazio, Sales Director Paper & Board, will illustrate the advantages of two paper machine rebuilds in the case study assessment titled “Toscotec dryer section rebuilds: the in-depth analysis of case histories”
Gabriele Romanini, Sales Manager Tissue, will talk about “Toscotec’s pathway to decarbonize the drying process” to present the most advanced technologies for a more sustainable tissuemaking.

Contacts to book an appointment:
Enrico Fazio, Sales Director, Paper & Board division, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Marcos Scheil, Sales Director Brazil, Tissue division, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Gabriele Romanini, Sales Manager, Tissue division, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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