Syassky Pulp and Paper Mill, based in Syasstroy St. Petersburg region - Russia, on January 27 has started up a new Toscotec Ahead 1.5M tissue line.
Syassky PPM, one of the oldest and important pulp and paper mill in the URSS period, was founded in 1928, with the unique aim to cover the needs of the domestic market. Actually, Syassky Pulp and Paper Mill is one of the most modern enterprises of the north west Russian region and the only integrated tissue producer in this area having in line pulp mill, tissue production (PM2, PM3 and PM5) and converting & packaging facilities.
The Company has been reorganized as joint stock company with the result to be able to satisfy the growing demand for domestic but also for AFH export markets.In the last two years Syassky PPM put in progress a huge investment process that resulted in the start up of new converting lines, packaging lines and of a new Toscotec rewinder TT WIND-H.
The new Toscotec tissue line that has replaced the existing PM2 housed in the same original building, continues this strong investment process and will guarantee a leading position for the company in the growing Russian market.
The main tissue brand produced by Syassky is Myagky Znak that in 2011, according to AC Nielsen Market Research, has reached a 21% market share in Moscow and St.Petersburg regions.
The Ahead 1.5M crescent former machine features a single layer headbox, single press configuration TT SPR 1050, a 3660 mm diameter Steel Yankee Dryer TT SYD 12FT and a renewed reel TT REEL-P.
The Toscotec scope of supply included also upgrading of the existing stock preparation plant, a new approach flow system, gas heated hood, steam & condensate system as well as electrification & control system. A complete engineering, erection supervision, commissioning, training and start up assistance package was provided by Toscotec.
Machine speed is up to 1400 mpm with a trim width of 4200 mm, for a daily production of 125 tons.
Thanks to its Crescent Former configuration and to the high level of technology the machine is extremely flexible, compact and capable of producing high quality tissue from virgin pulp (dry & slush) with a reduced energy consumption.
The project has started with the dismantling of the old paper machine and with the civil works to get the necessary new foundations in the building. Thanks to the strong cooperation between Toscotec and Syassky team the challenging project has been successfully completed in less than one year from the contract signature.
This new successful installation strengths the Toscotec position as one of the leading tissue machinery supplier capable to provide full range of products and services worldwide. The Italian company is capable to manage projects from green field turnkey solutions to upgrading of the existing mills.