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BiOrigin Specialty Products started up PM2 at its Menominee site in Michigan after the successful completion of a wet section rebuild supplied by Toscotec on a turnkey basis. PM2 is a MG (Machine Glazed) machine producing specialty papers including MG grades and flexible packaging products.

A fully customized design 
The project started with an onsite survey by Toscotec’s technical team who identified the primary targets of the new design, in particular moisture profile and CD bone dry profile. BiOrigin Specialty Products (or ‘BSP’) selected Toscotec’s design solution, valuing the importance of a fully customized technical offer based on the analysis of the machine’s operating data.

Target achieved 
The rebuild achieved its targets of remarkable enhancement of cross direction (CD) profiles of the paper sheet. In particular, the new TT Headbox-SL’s dilution control allowed to improve the bone-dry profile; an optimized jet distribution and jet landing led to the improvement of the moisture and basis weight (BW) profiles.
The installation of dewatering elements with angle and height adjustable blades in the Fourdrinier section increased wire dewatering.
As a result, the rebuild improved the machine runnability, delivered definite potential for future production increase and improved sheet formation on all produced grades both in absolute terms and across the machine width.

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A turnkey rebuild 
Toscotec supplied the approach flow system, a hydraulic TT Headbox-SL fitted with dilution control to ensure optimal profile control, and an upgrade of the Fourdrinier section. The turnkey supply of the rebuild included a complete service package with erection, erection supervision, commissioning, and start-up assistance. 

Steve Michalko, BSP’s Vice President Technical Service, says, “The entire project went smoothly from inception to successful completion without any significant concerns. The start-up curve was literally hours, and we continue to see intended and unanticipated improvements. The solutions provided by Toscotec have eliminated previous operational constraints and positioned BiOrigin Specialty Products to improve both capability and productivity moving forward.”

Luca Ghelli, R&D Director at Toscotec, says, “Since the beginning of this project, BiOrigin Specialty Products and Toscotec’s teams have been working in sync toward a common goal with a strong feeling of reciprocal respect. This kind of approach is in itself a recipe for success. The very positive outcome of the rebuild is of course the icing on the cake.”

About BiOrigin Specialty Products
With a focus on eco-friendly specialty paper, packaging, and tissue, BiOrigin Specialty Products is a trusted wholesale paper supplier, continuing to thrive, grow, and manufacture some of the finest sustainable paper and tissue products in North America.

Contact
Fabrizio Charrier
Sales Manager, 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. 

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UNIPAKHELLAS, a member of INDEVCO Group, contracted with Toscotec for the supply of a complete paper production line to be installed at UNIPAKHELLAS Central (UHC) mill in Pelasgia, region of Fthiotida, Greece. UNIPAKHELLAS aims to produce high quality test liner and fluting grades to Greek and export markets. The paper machine is scheduled to start up soon.

Toscotec has been selected as the main machinery supplier due to its proven engineering capabilities and history of successfully managing complex installation and start-up projects. INDEVCO, through its engineering company Phoenix, will realize all the auxiliary plants. 

The new machine has a wire width of 3,000 mm and will produce corrugated paper in the range of 90 to 200 gsm at the maximum operating speed of 800 m/min, processing 100% waste paper. It features a two-layer Fourdrinier configuration with a hydraulic TT Headbox-SL. It is equipped with Toscotec’s shoe press TT Xpress, as well as TT SteelDryers, steam and condensate system, and stabilization boxes in the dryer section. The supply also includes a hard nip calender, a hydraulic pope reel and the tail threading system. The scope is completed by mechanical drives, an enclosed hood, and air and ventilation systems. UNIPAKHELLAS selected a comprehensive service package with engineering, erection supervision, commissioning, training, and start-up assistance.

Toscotec-supplied paper machine at UNIPAKHELLAS Central mill in Pelasgia, Greece. Toscotec-supplied paper machine at UNIPAKHELLAS Central mill in Pelasgia, Greece.

Fayssal Frem, Chairman of the Board and CEO of UNIPAKHELLAS, says, “Our decision to invest in Greece testifies to our belief that Greece is an actively growing market due to its geography and most importantly its human talents. The choice of Pelasgia’s strategic location not only makes commercial sense, but it is primarily driven by INDEVCO’s philosophy of furthering community development. We are confident that Toscotec will deliver on our expectations of high performance.”

Imad Issa El Khoury, Executive Vice President of INDEVCO Paper Making, says, “We are very excited to partner with Toscotec on our first big project, which will enable UHC to serve the Greek and export markets with a wide range of high quality containerboard grades, supporting corrugated businesses to excel locally and in the European and Mediterranean markets.” 

Enrico Fazio, Sales Director of Toscotec P&B division, says, “We are proud to have been awarded the contract of a complete paper line to be installed in Europe. The new machine will feature all of Toscotec’s state-of-the-art technology from TT Headbox-SL to TT Xpress, TT SteelDryers, and the hard nip calender. We got off to a very good start with INDEVCO team collaborating closely on all aspects of the project. This is the perfect opportunity for Toscotec to prove its ability to successfully manage such a challenging project.”

About UNIPAKHELLAS S.A.
Established in 2008, UNIPAKHELLAS S.A. is an international company and member of INDEVCO Group, a multinational corporation with diversified manufacturing, technical and consultancy services. UNIPAKHELLAS operates several facilities in Greece, including locations in Athens, Pelasgia, Thiva, Thessaloniki and Crete. It has a leading role in the paper and packaging market with a strong belief in the need to develop innovative, eco-friendly solutions. 

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Toscotec to participate in Paper One Show in the UAE

2023 02 08 095757Toscotec will take part in the 8th edition of Paper One Show, the premier international paper exhibition in the MENA region, organized from 21 to 23 February 2023 at Expo Center Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. 

In the past three years, Toscotec has been strengthening its presence in the Middle Eastern region with six new orders of tissue machines, including three turnkey operations. In developing towards state-of-the-art tissue technology, the Middle Eastern market has been recognizing the competitive advantage delivered by Toscotec’s high performance and energy efficient AHEAD line

Contacts to book an appointment at Toscotec’s booth C06
Marco Dalle Piagge, Sales Director, Tissue division Toscotec, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Enrico Fazio, Sales Director, Paper & Board division Toscotec, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Fabio Bargiacchi, Sales Manager, Tissue division Toscotec, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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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.

Contact
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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