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In 2021 S.TO.R.I. confirmed a ten-year growth trend during which its turnover increased by more than 25%. This result comes on the fiftieth anniversary of S.TO.R.I.’s foundation in 1972.

Owned by Toscotec, a Voith company, S.TO.R.I. is located at Toscotec’s headquarters in Lucca (Italy) and specializes in rolls maintenance services for paper and converting machines of the tissue and paper industry. Its service offer includes predictive and preventive maintenance, press roll refurbishing up to a complete rebuild, grinding, dynamic balancing, upgrade installations, non-destructive examinations, and spare parts supply.

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Lorenzo Iacopi, Production Manager of S.TO.R.I., says: “In 2021 we made important investments in new machinery for crown measurement, dynamic balancing, and run tests with the aim to continue delivering state-of-the-art services to our customer base. This year, we will be able to perform run tests on cylinders to verify their working conditions while simulating the actual operating conditions of the paper machine. We have strengthened our offer with complete services packages inclusive of inspection, repairs and overhaul of press rolls and other rolls, so that paper mills can rely on accurate planning to increase their OEE and avoid unscheduled maintenance stops.”

For further information, please contact:
Lorenzo Iacopi, Production Manager, S.TO.R.I. s.r.l., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Toscotec has successfully introduced TT LowMistFormer, the latest innovation of the wire section of Crescent Former tissue machines. Originally designed by Voith, the system has been integrated into Toscotec’s design as part of the efficient know-how exchange between Voith and Toscotec following the acquisition. TT LowMistFormer technology has been applied on several AHEAD tissue machines manufactured by Toscotec. 

Enrico Raffanti, Toscotec Deputy CTO, says: “TT LowMistFormer improves the runnability of the machine in the key section of paper formation, leading to higher process stability. This new concept is perfectly in line with our mission as manufacturers of advanced technology: developing innovative solutions to boost production efficiency while reducing energy consumption, in order to increase sustainability in paper production.”

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Significant mist reduction with zero energy
By creating a screened area in the wire section with an optimized combination of fixed elements, TT LowMistFormer delivers remarkable air, water, and mist flows performance. The contained mist is captured and swiftly carried away through the Venturi effect generated by the jet speed of TT Headbox. The system ensures both a substantial reduction of mist expansion in the environment and its fast removal with zero energy consumption. With TT LowMistFormer the installation of a mist removal system in the forming section becomes unnecessary. This results in the elimination of more than half of the total installed power of a mist removal system, which saves a significant amount of energy. 

A key tool to reduce maintenance and improve the working environment 
TT LowMistFormer ensures a cleaner and healthier environment around the wire section, which normally produces the highest concentration of mist of the entire tissue line. The system also delivers a significant reduction of dirt build-up on the machine, which leads to a reduction of cleaning and maintenance operations on the production line and on the building. A cleaner environment is also reflected in the increase of machine efficiency and the improvement of working conditions for machine operators.

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Toscotec participated in the dryer section rebuild of PM2 at Omnia Advanced Materials Alife mill in Italy with the supply of 16 TT SteelDryers. PM2 produces highly customized specialty paper including gaskets, absorbency, and filtration media for numerous industrial and consumer applications. 

Toscotec has designed and customized the new TT SteelDryers according to PM2 specifications, with a diameter of 1,250 mm, a trim width of over 2,300 mm, and an operating pressure of 10barg, and it applied a cover on many of the dryer cans to guarantee high cleanliness throughout the papermaking process following the press section. With their higher operating pressure, Toscotec’s TT SteelDryers, are set to improve PM2 performance, as they guarantee a higher specific evaporation rate, compared with the existing cast iron cans. 

Francesco Giusti, Plant Manager at Omnia Advanced Materials, says: “We chose Toscotec for the steel dryers supply, because they were able to offer the best guarantees of quality and the highest number of references. Toscotec has achieved technological excellence in the design and manufacture of TT SteelDryers. Based on their reputation in the market, we are confident they will also provide professional solutions.” 

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Enrico Fazio, Sales Director of Toscotec’s Paper & Board division, says, “It is important for Toscotec to strengthen its experience in the rebuild of machines manufacturing specialty papers. The size of these TT SteelDryers will be entirely customized following the specific requirements of Omnia Advanced Materials. It is the perfect opportunity for Toscotec to prove its flexibility and customer-oriented approach.”

About Omnia Advanced Materials
Founded in the 1950s by the Fronzoni family in Italy, Omnia Advanced Materials remains to this day a private company owned by Gino Fronzoni with operations in both Alife, Italy and Beaver Falls, NY, USA. It produces a wide range of tailor-made products including absorbent media (such as air fresheners, fragrant scent strips, humidity indicators), industrial filter applications in the F&B, pharmaceutical, chemical and automotive industries, and gasket material (for which they are a market leader manufacturing over 50 different types of sealing materials for commercial and industrial automotive, hydraulic applications, gas compressors, and other industrial applications).

For further information, please contact:
Enrico Fazio, Sales Director, Toscotec Paper & Board division, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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Toscotec will complete the dryer section rebuild of PM2 at Cartiere Saci’s paper mill in Verona, Italy. With this new order, Toscotec will carry through the modification of PM2 it started performing in 2015 through different steps supplying a new calender and rebuilding part of the dryer section followed by the rebuild of the entire press section. 

The project includes the full replacement of PM2’s existing cast-iron dryers with Toscotec’s TT SteelDryers designed for a maximum operating pressure of 10 barg. The new steel dryer cans will be customized with a diameter of 1,600 mm, instead of the standard 1,500 mm, in order to maximise the machine’s drying capacity inside the available space of the existing dryer section. The scope of supply of this last order is on a turnkey basis and it includes the complete electrification and control systems, the optimization of the auxiliary systems, and a comprehensive service package with design, on-site erection, commissioning, and start-up assistance. 

The cooperation between Cartiere Saci and Toscotec began almost ten years ago with the supply of single components and small modifications, and it gradually grew into an important partnership leading to major rebuilding projects of PM1 and PM2 at Verona paper mill. The modification of PM1 started in 2014 with part of the dryer section, which was then entirely rebuilt in 2018 on a full-on turnkey rebuilding operation. The most recent project was successfully accomplished last year during the Covid-19 pandemic where Toscotec rebuilt the entire press section of PM2. 

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Lorenzo Poli, CEO of Cartiere Saci, says: “We are very satisfied with our partnership with Toscotec, step by step we are driving our paper machine to adopt a modern mechanical concept.
Both speed and efficiency have been increasing with each rebuilding project, and Toscotec is the right partner to improve different sections of the paper machine with a complete view of a modern paper mill.” 

Enrico Fazio, Sales Director of Toscotec’s Paper & Board division, says: “Toscotec considers Cartiere Saci a key customer, because it gives us the opportunity of delivering technological rebuilds and continuously develop a trust-based cooperation through repeated orders. Our technology will support their growth providing them with the tools to achieve their targets of efficiency, quality and energy savings.”

About Cartiere Saci
Founded by Mr. Mario Poli in 1959, Cartiere Saci operates in the flexible packaging paper market. It runs three paper machines at two production facilities in Verona and Carmignano di Brenta near Padua in Italy. It manufactures 130,000 tons/year of recycled papers of a broad range. 

For more information, please contact:
Enrico Fazio, Sales Director, Paper & Board 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 2021 scheduled from 10th to 12th November 2021 in Mexico City to present the latest innovations of its top-of-the-line technology designed for superior energy efficiency

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On 11th November at 11.30 am, Toscotec Sales Manager Gabriele Romanini will give a technical speech titled “Strategic Roadmap to Energy Efficiency in Tissue Making Technology”. The presentation will illustrate the multiple advantages in terms of increased drying capacity, augmented energy savings, and superior paper quality delivered by Toscotec’s drying technology on high-speed tissue machines, in particular the combination of the latest generation of shoe press TT NextPress and the third-generation design of TT SYD Steel Yankee Dryer.  

Contacts to book an appointment: 
Marco Dalle Piagge, Sales Director, 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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WEPA and Toscotec started up an AHEAD 2.2S tissue machine at Piechowice mill in Poland. The new line is part of a full turnkey supply by Toscotec, starting from the bale handling system and bridge crane up to the parent roll handling system. It produces premium quality recycled hygiene paper primarily for the Away-from-Home market. 

The AHEAD 2.2S machine has a sheet trim width of 2750 mm, a maximum operating speed of 2100 m/min, and a production capacity of over 36,000 t/y. It features Toscotec’s shoe press of new generation TT NextPress, a third-generation-design TT SYD, gas-fired hoods with multiple stages of energy recovery, and an in-line shaft puller integrated in the pope reel section. 

The turnkey included the complete stock preparation, Toscotec’s patented TT SAF® (Short Approach Flow), the complete electrical and control systems, including DCS and QCS, and the dust and mist removal systems. The project also included the vacuum plant, air compressor station, bridge cranes, roll handling and hall ventilation systems. Toscotec provided a comprehensive service package with the detailed mill engineering, the plant and the machine erection, commissioning, start-up supervision and detailed training. 

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This is the fourth turnkey tissue project supplied by Toscotec to the WEPA Group, following three previous turnkey operations at WEPA Lille (France) and WEPA Giershagen (Germany) both in 2015, and WEPA Piechowice in 2017. It is also the sixth complete tissue machine that Toscotec has supplied to the German group, including one line installed at WEPA Kriebstein, and one at WEPA Giershagen. Since 2006, Toscotec has also provided seven hood rebuilds to WEPA at five different mills in Germany and Italy, which improved the energy efficiency of the existing tissue lines by delivering a significant reduction of gas and power consumption and increase in machine run-ability. 

Udo Raumann, Technical Managing Director WEPA Professional said, “We are pleased about the successful start-up of our second tissue paper machine at the Piechowice site, which further strengthens our position in the promising Eastern European market. With Toscotec, we had a partner at our side who supported us ideally in this project.”

Stefano Raffaelli, Project Manager at Toscotec, said, “On this key project for WEPA, Toscotec was on a tight time schedule to design, supply and install a complete new plant inside an existing building, which presented several constraints. Toscotec has proved its significant experience in managing turnkey projects of this magnitude and with such a high degree of challenges both for the engineering design and implementation phase. We also extensively coordinated with WEPA on the activities for the civil works that they managed in the same tight timeframe. Thanks to the excellent cooperation with WEPA, we were also successful in carrying out this complex operation during the pandemic.”

About WEPA  
The WEPA Group is a future-oriented European family business specialising in the production and distribution of sustainable hygiene paper. WEPA offers sustainable and innovative hygiene solutions that provide a safe feeling of hygiene and contribute daily to the well-being of millions of people. With 4,000 employees, the WEPA Group manufactures hygiene products such as toilet paper, paper towels, tissues and napkins at 13 European sites. WEPA is among the three largest European manufacturers and leading the market in the production of hygiene paper from recycled fibre. Its annual turnover is roughly 1.3 billion euros. In the Consumer business area, WEPA is a private-label specialist for European retailers. The Professional business unit with the brands BlackSatino and Satino by WEPA stands for sustainable and professional hygiene solutions which are used, for instance, in public washrooms, the industry, offices or health care facilities. The WEPA Group has its registered office in Arnsberg, North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany.

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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The Marutomi Group fired up a Toscotec-supplied MODULO-PLUS ES tissue machine at its Ono Paper’s mill in Fuji city, Japan. This is the second of two tissue lines supplied by Toscotec to the Marutomi Group, who implemented a strong expansion in the Japanese market. The first machine came online in the third quarter of 2019 at Marutomi Paper’s mill. 

The MODULO-PLUS ES machine has a sheet width of 2,850 mm, an operating speed of 1,500 m/min and production capacity of over 22,000 tpy. It features Toscotec’s shoe press TT NextPress, TT SYD Steel Yankee Dryer, TT Hood-Duo steam-heated hoods, and Toscotec’s proprietary Distributed Control System TT DCS, developed on a Mitsubishi platform for this project in cooperation with the Japanese Corporation. 
The supply includes Toscotec’s patented TT SAF® (Short Approach Flow) system, dust and mist removal systems, an automatic shaft return system on the pope reel, and an in-line shaft puller. The service package consists of the detailed engineering, erection supervision, commissioning, and start-up assistance. 

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Shinichi Kato, Vice President of Marutomi Engineering Co., Ltd., says, “We had a very positive cooperation with Toscotec on the tissue machine they installed at our Marutomi Paper’s mill two years ago. On this new tissue line for Ono Paper’s mill, Toscotec really went the extra mile to support us even more, due to the Covid-19 restrictions in place in our country. The new machine is performing very well, and we expect it to achieve the high energy and production efficiency of the other Toscotec line in order to continue delivering premium quality to our customers.”

Andrea Paganucci, Toscotec Project Manager, says, “On this project, Toscotec went all out to overcome the obstacles posed by the pandemic. We pushed forward as one single team: Marutomi in Japan and us in Italy, and finally we managed to work through the complicated visa process. In accordance with Japan’s quarantine regulations, our commissioning and start-up teams self-isolated for a fortnight before getting to the mill and beginning their work. This start-up truly is a big success for all the people involved.”

About the Marutomi Group 
Founded in 1955, the Marutomi Group is one of the main tissue producers in Japan. It operates 13 facilities across Japan for an annual production capacity of 160,000 tons of which 95% is toilet tissue and 5% is facial tissue and towel. The Group currently holds an estimated market share of 15%. 

For further information, please contact:
Gabriele Martinelli, Area Sales Manager Asia & Pacific, Toscotec Tissue division, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Toscotec will be at MIAC 2021 Booth 109 to showcase world-class energy-efficient technology including customized solutions for turnkey tissue operations and paper machine’s technological rebuilds

On October 13th, at 3.50 pm in the first session of MIAC Tissue Conference, Toscotec Business Development Director Massimiliano Corsini will present “OPTIMA rewinder line ensures quality and top winding efficiency.”

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At its headquarters in Lucca, just a few kilometres away from MIAC Exhibition Center, Toscotec will also showcase its advanced double-width AHEAD tissue machines and OPTIMA slitter rewinders fully pre-assembled before delivery. 

Contacts to book an appointment: 
Marco Dalle Piagge, Sales Director, Tissue division, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Enrico Fazio, Sales Director, Paper & Board division, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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The AHEAD 2.2 tissue line supplied by Toscotec to Cartiera Confalone on a turnkey basis has come online at their new mill in Montoro, Italy, and started producing sellable tissue from day one.

The new AHEAD 2.2 tissue line is equipped with TT NextPress, TT SYD Steel Yankee Dryer, and gas-fired TT Hood designed with multiple stages of energy recovery. It has a sheet trim width of 2,850 mm, a design speed of 2,200 m/min and production capacity of over 35,000 tpy. The tissue line will produce toilet tissue, napkins and towels using 100% pre-dried virgin pulp and converting broke. 

The turnkey supply included the complete stock preparation, Toscotec’s patented TT SAF® (Short Approach Flow) for superior energy efficiency, the complete electrical and control systems, including the DCS and the QCS, as well as the dust and mist removal systems. The scope also included the vacuum plant, an automatic vibration monitoring system installed on the AHEAD 2.2 line and the machine hall ventilation system. 
Toscotec also supplied two OPTIMA 2200 slitter rewinders, equipped with tension, nip control systems, and dust removal systems. The service package included detailed mill engineering, plant and tissue machine erection, commissioning, training, and start-up assistance. 

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Cartiera Confalone’s new Montoro mill constitutes the biggest tissue investment in the south of Italy in over twenty years and it is equipped with leading-edge tissue technology. 

The project represents a repeat order by Cartiera Confalone, who chose Toscotec in 1999 for its first tissue line, a MODULO-PLUS machine, at its Maiori mill, and then replaced its cast-iron Yankee with Toscotec’s leading-edge TT SYD Steel Yankee Dryer in 2013. 

Gaetano Confalone, Sole Director of Cartiera Confalone, says, “We are very satisfied with the successful accomplishment of this key project. The fact that the new mill has been built and become operational during the pandemic testifies to Toscotec’s great expertise in managing complex turnkey projects. Throughout this entire process, we faced many challenges together, and Toscotec proved to be the right partner for us.”

Alessandro Mennucci, CEO of Toscotec, says, “Cartiera Confalone achieved their target through an important partnership with Toscotec. This was our number one objective since the beginning, and it truly is a great satisfaction to have reached it together. Also, with this new line here in Italy, Toscotec strengthens its leadership as world-class supplier of turnkey projects for the tissue industry.” 

Cartiera Confalone
With origins dating back to 1800, when a paper mill was opened in Maiori for the production of handmade paper, Cartiera Confalone produced flattened and creped paper until its conversion into tissue paper in the 1970s. It is a family-run business focusing on the production of toilet paper, kitchen roll, napkins and jumbo rolls of various width. Cartiera Confalone’s products are distributed throughout Italy, in particular, in the centre and in the south of Italy, with a turnover that in recent years has seen a significant increase both in Northern Italy, in the E.U. and extra E.U..

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 successfully started up a TT SYD Steel Yankee Dryer at Cartiera Ponte d'Oro Ansalcarta in Villa Basilica, Italy. The new Yankee replaced an existing cast iron dryer installed on PM1 in 1993 by Officine Meccaniche Toschi, which was renamed Toscotec in 2003.  

Manufactured at Toscotec’s fully integrated TT SYD Technology Center in Massa (Italy), the steel Yankee dryer included the condensate removal system, Toscotec’s patented heads insulation for maximum thermal energy efficiency, as well as expert services from detailed engineering to erection supervision and start-up assistance. 

Toscotec is constantly building on its experience of steel Yankee dryers to advance the progress of TT SYD’s design and services. It currently has more than 200 TT SYD operating under the most diverse conditions around the globe, which provide valuable data for further product improvement. This year, Toscotec also introduced TT Defender®, a breakthrough patented innovation that provides Yankees with an internal protection coating against corrosive steam.

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Armando Ansaldi, CEO of Cartiera Ponte d'Oro Ansalcarta, says, “We have known Toscotec for many years, and we trust their technology and professional services. This Yankee rebuild is part of our long-term strategy to green manufacturing and achieving the lowest possible carbon footprint using the most advanced technology. With the installation of TT SYD, we aim to significantly boost our energy efficiency in the most energy-intensive section of the paper machine.”

Riccardo Gennai, Toscotec’s Sales Manager, says, “We are very happy to renew our partnership with Cartiera Ponte d'Oro. We are confident that TT SYD will deliver the superior drying capacity that they expect and guarantee substantial energy savings, in line with their objectives.”

About Cartiera Ponte d'Oro Ansalcarta S.r.l.
Founded in 1961 in the heart of Lucca’s tissue paper district, Cartiera Ponte d’Oro Ansalcarta produces rolls of white and coloured tissue paper from almost entirely recycled fibres, for both at home and AfH markets. The Chamber of Commerce of Lucca has acknowledged the historical origins of the paper mill, dating back to 1892, and the history of the founding family of Ansaldi who in 1650 brought the art of paper making to Pescia, in the province of Lucca. 

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

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