The AHEAD 2.2 tissue machine supplied by Toscotec to Cartiera Confalone is operating at the maximum speed and is largely exceeding its guaranteed production capacity. After start-up of this turnkey tissue line in September 2021, Toscotec has followed through supporting Cartiera Confalone to optimize the process and achieve top performances.
Valter Di Nardo, Chief Customer Service Officer of Toscotec, says, “Considering the soaring costs of energy here in Italy, our service team has worked closely with Cartiera Confalone to maximise the drying performance of the machine by fine-tuning TT NextPress and TT Hoods to take full advantage of the cogeneration system. Toscotec also went the extra mile to provide the mill’s new staff with the best training: our papermaker has consistently worked with their production department on site and all our specialist have been assisting onsite or remotely as needed.”
With more than 20 projects since 2015, Toscotec is the global leading supplier of turnkey tissue plants. Part of its responsibility as turnkey supplier is the continuous assistance to achieve the guaranteed performance and the fine-tuning of the tissuemaking process.
Gaetano Confalone, Sole Director of Cartiera Confalone, says, “The great cooperation between our team and Toscotec stands behind today’s results. Together we have executed this project in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, and we wouldn’t be here today if it weren’t for our joint efforts to achieve excellence on this new line both in terms of tissue quality and production capacity. We appreciated Toscotec’s expertise and flexibility throughout this whole journey together.”
Riccardo Gennai, Sales Manager of Toscotec, comments, “Toscotec has a long-standing partnership of more than 20 years with Cartiera Confalone. In 1999, we installed their first tissue line at Maiori mill. A decade later, we proposed to replace PM1’s cast-iron Yankee with Toscotec’s most updated technology, our leading-edge TT SYD Steel Yankee Dryer. We have always worked together as trusted partners, and we will continue on this path in the future.”
About Cartiera Confalone
With origins dating back to 1800 when a paper mill producing handmade paper was set up in Maiori, Cartiera Confalone made flattened and creped paper until the 1970s when production was converted to tissue. It is a family-run manufacturer of toilet tissue, kitchen roll, napkins, and jumbo rolls, distributing both in Italy and in international markets.