On October 19 2017, Encore Tissue started up a new Toscotec Steel Yankee Dryer on ET3 at its Laverton North mill, Melbourne, Australia.
The rebuilt tissue machine started producing high quality tissue paper immediately after start-up. The Australian tissue maker purchased a second generation TT SYD of 3600 mm diameter, to replace an existing cast iron Yankee.
Following the installation of Toscotec’s steel Yankee dryer, Encore Tissue expects to increase the machine operating speed from 1,400 mpm to 1,900 mpm. They also expect an increase in production and machine efficiency, and a real improvement of the finished product quality, from the point of view of homogeneity of the tissue structure.
With this sale, Toscotec sets a new important record in the steel Yankee dryer market: 203 TT SYD sold in 36 countries across five continents.
Marco Dalle Piagge, Toscotec Sales Director, stated: “In the year 2000 we installed the first steel Yankee dryer in Italy. Eighteen years on, we have TT SYD running in mills all over the world. We are proud of the technological revolution we have pioneered and of the journey – certainly not without obstacles – that led our company to an unquestioned leadership in the tissue market.”
Stefano Marenco, Toscotec R&D Director, stated: “What we have achieved is an important recognition, but it will not be the end of the road. Toscotec is always looking for solutions that can improve the tissue process and reduce the energy cost. TT SYD is not an exception. Our R&D department is abuzz and there will be new developments soon.”