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Specialty paper manufacturer Cartiere di Guarcino selected Toscotec for the rebuild of PM2 at its Guarcino paper mill near Frosinone in Italy. The project is scheduled for December 2022.

The rebuild consists of the modification of the paper machine’s forming and press sections with installation of both Toscotec’s and Voith’s technology. In the forming section, the supply of a customized breast roll and Voith’s FloatBearings will substantially enhance paper formation by boosting the performance of an existing shaking unit. Secondly, the installation of Voith’s EdgeMasters on the forming wire will deliver optimal paper web edge. Finally, the rebuild of the Fourdrinier section will be completed by a new wire stretcher and tail cutting unit.
In the press section, Toscotec will supply an additional press nip with associated felt run, the overhauling of the hydraulic system, and a technological doctoring system equipped with savealls to improve water removal. PM2’s press rolls will be equipped with polyurethane covers customized by Voith for each position: an AquaFlow cover on the first nip to minimize shadow marking and a SolarPress cover on the second and third nips to optimize dewatering. The service package of the rebuild includes erection supervision, commissioning, and start-up assistance.

The project has a twofold purpose of enhancing paper quality and increasing production capacity. By ensuring the shaking system’s efficient operation, the rebuild will increase fibres orientation in cross direction and deliver a more homogeneous distribution. This will result in better formation and improved paper quality. The modification of the press section will boost post-press drying rate, leading to a production increase.

Cartiere di Guarcino’s paper mill in Italy.Cartiere di Guarcino’s paper mill in Italy.

Simone Principia, Plant Manager of Cartiere di Guarcino, says: “This investment fits into the growth strategy of Neodecortech Group. Cartiere di Guarcino is set to increase production performance through a fully customized technological solution. We aim to raise the bar on product quality and achieve the utmost differentiation in the high-end market of decor papers.”

Enrico Fazio, Sales Director of Toscotec’s Paper & Board division, says: “On this new project, we have achieved a very strong synergy with Voith and were able to meet the favour of Cartiere di Guarcino by including both Toscotec’s and Voith’s highly technological solutions. In the spirit of great flexibility that defines Toscotec, we devised a tailor-made solution for their unique and demanding market segment. Cartiere di Guarcino certainly has all the papermaking skills to realize the full potential of our technology.”

About Cartiere di Guarcino S.p.A.
Cartiere di Guarcino, part of Neodecortech Group, is an Italian manufacturer of decor specialty papers operating a production facility in Guarcino, Frosinone. It specializes in high quality products for application in office and home furniture and laminate flooring, including unicolours, print base papers, backer papers and underlays. In line with its sustainability-focused strategy, the paper mill uses electrical and thermal energy produced by Bio Energia Guarcino, a carbon-free cogeneration plant fuelled by animal fats and vegetable oil residues.

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 has successfully renewed its ISO 14001 certification and Eco-Management and Audit Scheme registration for environmental protection and is on track to obtain the ISO 45001 certification validating a significant improvement in occupational safety. Toscotec has been complying with these stringent environmental standards for 16 years, attesting to its consistent commitment to sustainability.

Besides pursuing sustainable operations, Toscotec is proud to advance the decarbonization of the paper industry by designing and manufacturing energy efficient technology and services that significantly reduce the energy demand of the paper making process and preserve natural resources such as water and fibres.   

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Validated improvements in sustainability 
Toscotec is the only tissue machinery manufacturer in Italy to participate in the Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) devised by the European Commission. EMAS constitutes a premium benchmark for environmental management, as it sets forth demanding guidelines that voluntarily registered organisations comply with to improve their green performance, credibility, and transparency. Toscotec’s environmental management system is also certified to ISO 14001 since 2005. 
In addition, Toscotec is strictly implementing an occupational safety management system, which includes key policies and objectives driving the improvement of health and safety at work in compliance with the ISO 45001 international standard. This set of actions demonstrates a complete, effective, and fully integrated HSE (Health, Safety, Environment) management system.

“Toscotec has confirmed an ever-growing commitment to corporate sustainability with notable improvements in energy efficiency and waste management capacity. To name a few examples, since 2011 at our headquarters facility, we have been abandoning halogen and fluorescent lamps for LED lights, a move that has reduced our electrical consumption from illumination by 40%.” says Andrea Marzaro, Toscotec’s Operations Director (COO). “For heating, we replaced fuel oil boilers with natural gas boilers equipped with state-of-the-art burners that have both cleared the issue of fuel oil disposal and increased our energy efficiency. In the space of green energy, we have made significant progress in energy self-generation at our main production site and have progressively replaced diesel-fuelled forklifts with new electric ones.” adds Andrea Marzaro.  

Toscotec has been generating electric power from solar energy for more than 10 years. Through four implementation phases, it stepped up its photovoltaic system by over 360 kWh, of which 260 KW/h are used for the internal demand of Toscotec’s manufacturing operations and 100 KW/h are sent back to the grid. Since 2011, by generating more than 3,500 MW/h of renewable energy, Toscotec’s photovoltaic solar plant has saved more than 1,800 tons of CO2 emissions into the atmosphere. 

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Toscotec will rebuild the forming and press sections of PM1 at Cartonificio Sandreschi’s paper mill in Villa Basilica, Italy. Cartonificio Sandreschi had previously installed on PM1 several custom-made TT SteelDryers of 2,000 mm diameter to replace its existing cast iron cans. With this new order, the Italian cardboard manufacturer taps Toscotec for a complete rebuild, scheduled for the third quarter of 2022.

The project consists of a modification of the wet end with the inclusion of mould cylinder at the end of the Fourdrinier section, and the rebuild of the press section with the replacement of the existing frame of the first two presses with a new stainless steel frame, the felt runs re-design and the addition of a new suction press roll to increase the post-press dryness rate. The scope also includes the renovation of the auxiliary systems, as well as dismantling and erection operations, commissioning, and start-up assistance. The rebuild is aimed to increase machine efficiency by achieving an important upgrade of PM1 with the replacement of obsolete parts with a robust stainless steel frame.

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Benedetto Sandreschi, Owner of Cartonificio Sandreschi, says: “We trust in Toscotec’s expertise to successfully deliver this project. Even in difficult times, we carry on investing in technology to strengthen our position and continue offering high quality cardboard to our customer base.”

Enrico Fazio, Sales Director of Toscotec’s Paper & Board division, says: “It is a pleasure to collaborate with a cardboard manufacturer well rooted in the territory of Tuscany such as Cartonificio Sandreschi. In the past, Toscotec had installed its steel cylinders on this paper machine. We are now eager to start this partnership with them on a complete rebuild for the first time.”

About Cartonificio Sandreschi
Founded in 1863, Cartonificio Sandreschi specializes in the production of high quality cardboard from recycled paper for the tissue and textile industries. Its product range includes cores, line and spiral tubes and packaging edge protectors.

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 supply several TT SteelDryer cylinders for two paper machines at the facilities of two confidential manufacturers in North America. The projects are slated for completion in 2022.

By replacing the mills’ existing cast iron cans, the new TT SteelDryers will boost the drying capacity of the paper machines and lead to a significant production increase. The steel dryers are custom sized, which allows for an easy replacement of the old cylinders maintaining the same overall dimensions of the dryer section and avoiding the costly substitution of the machine frame, housings, bearings and steam equipment. Finally, Toscotec’s steel dryer cylinders will keep the same total face length of the existing dryers while allowing the enlargement of the paper width of the machine. 

Toscotec’s TT SteelDryers.Toscotec’s TT SteelDryers.

Fabrizio Charrier, Sales Manager of Toscotec’s Paper & Board division, says: “Toscotec continues to grow in the North American market that is clearly moving towards more energy efficient solutions, and the upgrade of existing equipment with state-of-the-art technology such as TT SteelDryers.” 

Toscotec strengthens its position as leading supplier of steel dryer cylinders, which deliver significantly higher performances than cast iron cans. Building on its substantial expertise in customizing the design of TT SteelDryers to the specific needs of the mill, Toscotec delivers tailor-made technology designed to achieve the highest possible production capacity and energy efficiency.

For more information, please contact:
Fabrizio Charrier, Sales Manager, Paper & Board division, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Toscotec continues the expansion of its covered production area with the inauguration of a new building - Workshop 9 - at its headquarters in Lucca, Italy. The new workshop is primarily dedicated to equipment loading and logistic operations, and it frees up space for the increasing manufacturing and pre-assembly activities at the facility. This addition testifies to Toscotec’s growth as a prominent supplier of advanced, energy efficient technology for the tissue and paper industry and global leader of turnkey tissue projects.

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Alessandro Mennucci, CEO of Toscotec, says, “In our vision, sustained growth and tangible improvements in carbon reduction go hand in hand. While pursuing technological innovation for the decarbonisation of the paper making industry, Toscotec also strives to enhance its environmental performance and achieve maximum efficiency at its production sites.”

Toscotec’s production base in Lucca covers an area of more than 65,000 square meters which is devised for maximum manufacturing efficiency. Inspired by lean production, the site’s new layout has been designed to serve a fully integrated and compact logistic flow. Driven by a strong commitment to constantly improving the sustainability of its operations, Toscotec has streamlined material handling processes and has accomplished a significant reduction of energy consumptions and carbon footprint.

For more information, please contact:
Giulia Fabbri, Global Marketing & Communications Manager, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Toscotec is pleased to announce the purchase of a TT SYD Steel Yankee Dryer for Shawano Specialty Papers, a division of Little Rapids Corporation. The dryer will be installed on PM3 at their paper mill in Shawano, Wisconsin, USA. The installation is scheduled for the third quarter of 2022. 

The new TT SYD is Toscotec’s latest generation Steel Yankee and will replace Shawano Specialty Papers existing cast-iron dryer. It will deliver multiple benefits, including significant production increase and thermal energy savings. The new SYD will cut back the operating costs of the tissue machine and guarantee higher safety for their associates. 

2022 03 15 092656Toscotec is the leading global manufacturer of Steel Yankee dryers counting more than 240 TT SYDs sold worldwide. With this new order, it strengthens its position in the US market as top supplier of Steel Yankee dryers with the largest market share. 

“The decision to choose Toscotec for this replacement is based on our trust in their first-rate technology and Toscotec’s years of experience with SYDs,” said Shawano Specialty Papers Engineering Manager Jeff Wolf. “We have two main focuses: first to provide high quality solutions for our customers and second to continuously reduce our energy consumption and overall environmental impact utilizing state-of-the-art technology.”

Michael Drage, President of Toscotec North America, Inc., says, “We expect Shawano Specialty Papers to start reaping the benefits of our latest-generation design Steel Yankee dryer right after start-up. Drying efficiency is key in the tissue industry. A high-tech, energy-efficient component such as TT SYD will give them an important competitive advantage to further expand their business in North America.”  

About Little Rapids Corporation
Founded by Charles Egan in 1947, they remain a family-owned business, celebrating 75 years in 2022. The company’s core product lines serve the medical and beauty market segments, flexographic printing for a variety of packaging markets, and tissue, MG paper, and wet crepe paper for the specialty paper market. The company proudly employs over 450 people in its Green Bay and Shawano, Wisconsin locations. 

For more information, please contact:
Michael Drage, President of Toscotec North America, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Toscotec will take part in Tissue World Miami from 16th to 18th March 2022 to showcase its energy-efficient tissue technology and forthcoming innovations

Toscotec is set to introduce pioneering technologies aimed to decarbonize the tissue manufacturing process and propel the industry’s green transition to using fossil free energy sources. These technologies include 100% hydrogen burners, electric heated Yankee hoods, biomass boilers, and other forthcoming innovations, which are designed to achieve top machine speed and production capacity. 

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Toscotec will make two contributions at the Tissue World Miami Conference:

  • Yankee Dryer Operations Workshop on 15th March 2022 will be moderated by John Holton, Customer Service Coordinator & Technical Support at Toscotec North America, including an interactive discussion of numerous safety, operations, and maintenance topics around Yankee dryers
  • 16th March 2022 at 15:15: Toscotec’s Sales Manager Gabriele Romanini will deliver a technical presentation on the theme “A Pathway to Decarbonize the Drying Process” focusing on the technologies that Toscotec is offering to make an effective use of fossil free energy sources in the production process, and Toscotec’s continued world leading engineering efforts to significantly reduce the energy demand of both Conventional and TAD tissue machines. 

The teams of Toscotec North America and Toscotec Italy will be at booth B60 of the Miami Beach Convention Center from March 16th through 18th.

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.
Michael Drage, President of Toscotec North America, 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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Toscotec will supply to linerboard manufacturer ETAP a technological rebuild of PM2’s press section at their Borg Elarab paper mill, near Alexandria in Egypt. The paper machine has a sheet trim width of 2,520 mm and it manufactures testliner and kraftliner in the range from 125 to 240 gsm. This is a repeat order for Toscotec, who in 2018 had completely rebuilt in stainless steel the Fourdrinier wire section of PM2.  

This new order includes the supply of the new bi-nip concept that will replace an existing plain press installed in the first part of PM2’s press section. The bi-nip configuration will deliver twofold benefits: an increase in the post-press dryness rate of the paper machine and an increase in the press section efficiency by significantly reducing paper breaks. 

Mohamed Ashour, Managing Director of ETAP, says: “With this new rebuild project, we aim to step up our production taking advantage of Toscotec’s advanced technology. Based on the fruitful cooperation we had with Toscotec in the past, we are confident in the positive outcome of this investment.” 

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Enrico Fazio, Sales Director of Toscotec’s Paper & Board division, says: “Toscotec is glad to have the opportunity of cooperating again with ETAP, who is a key customer in the Egyptian market and the Middle East at large. We are very satisfied to continue the fruitful cooperation we have established three years ago. We are confident that selecting a supplier of advanced technology such as Toscotec will be rewarding for their growth strategy in the market.” 

Sameh Habib, CEO at Chemitex Egypt for Trading & Agencies, says: “We are delighted to work again with an important paper producer such as ETAP who is very well positioned in the Egyptian market.”

About ETAP
Established in 1990, ETAP is a family business that has grown to become one of the leading  manufacturers of high quality linerboard in Egypt. Its production facility is located in Borg Elarab, Alexandria, where it operates two paper machines, for an annual production capacity of approximately 120,000 tpy. The product range includes top kraftliner and testliner1 that are distributed in the local and export markets. 

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 supply an AHEAD 2.2 tissue line on a turnkey basis to the Bangladeshi consumer goods manufacturer City Group who sets out to enter the tissue market. The new tissue mill will be erected in Hoshendi Economic Zone near Dhaka, and it is planned to start production in 2023.

The AHEAD 2.2 machine has a design speed of 2,200 m/min and a production capacity of over 40,000 tpy. It is designed for superior drying efficiency through the combination of the latest generation design of both TT NextPress shoe press and TT SYD Steel Yankee Dryer, as well as TT Hood with multistage energy recovery. 

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The turnkey supply encompasses the complete stock preparation and fiber recovery systems, the patented TT SAF® Short Approach Flow with double dilution, the full electrification plant, Toscotec’s proprietary control system, and all associated auxiliary systems. Toscotec will also deliver the new OPTIMA 2200 slitter rewinder designed to preserve the bulk and softness of the mother reel. City Group ordered an extensive service package including detailed engineering, erection supervision, training commissioning, start-up assistance, and YES-CONNECT-VISION Augmented Reality remote assistance system. 

Md. Imran Uddin, Director of Planning & Business Development at City Group, says, “When we set out to enter the tissue market, we did a careful evaluation of machinery manufacturers at global level looking for a supplier of turnkey projects who could also provide all the assistance we needed to succeed. We decided on Toscotec because they offered the highest guarantee of advanced technology and wide experience in giving full-on support to newcomers in tissue.”

Gabriele Martinelli, Toscotec Sales Manager, says, “It is always exciting for us to take on a project of a company entering the tissue market. This is the second turnkey project in two years in Southeast Asia. We are happy to share our experience with City Group through technical meetings, visits to our workshops and to paper mills operating Toscotec’s tissue lines. We knew it was important for them to look at key components such as TT SYD and TT NextPress, and then see them in operation.”

About City Group
Established in 1972, City Group is one of Bangladesh’s leading consumer goods manufacturers. It owns 40 sister companies that specialize in different products and services, including vegetable oil, flour, sugar, tea, rice, PET and tin containers, packaging, water, animal & aqua feed, as well as maritime vessels, and electrical power. 

For further information, please contact:
Gabriele Martinelli, 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 to participate in ExpoAcotepac 2022.

Toscotec will participate in the 30th International Conference and ExpoAcotepac 2022 organized by the Colombian Association of Technicians of the Cellulose, Paper and Cardboard Industry (ACOTEPAC) from 16th to 18th February in Cali, Colombia. 

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At the conference, Toscotec will present its innovative technology for superior energy efficiency with two technical speeches on 17th February:

  • 4.15 pm: Enrico Fazio, Sales Director of Toscotec Paper & Board division, will illustrate the advantages of two paper machine rebuilding projects in the case study analysis titled “Even small rebuilds bring great benefits.”
  • 5.15 pm: Gabriele Romanini, Sales Manager of Toscotec Tissue division, will talk about the “Strategic roadmap to energy-efficient tissue machines”. The presentation focuses on the superior drying efficiency of the shoe press of new generation TT NextPress paired with the third-generation design TT SYD Steel Yankee Dryer.  

Contacts to book an appointment at Toscotec’s booths 25-26-27
Enrico Fazio, Sales Director, Paper & Board division, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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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