Toscotec strengthens its leadership of the Italian tissue market based on five-year results

Toscotec has strengthened its leadership position in the Italian tissue market, based on new machines installations in the last five years.

author: Toscotec SpA

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New tissue machine installations in Italy

Since 2015, Toscotec has received five orders from Italian tissue producers for their paper mills located in Italy. They include two complete tissue lines for Eurovast’s Cartiera della Basilica.
One line replaced an older machine and is in operations since 2015 at its Bagni di Lucca mill. The other line has been installed at Eurovast Botticino mill and is currently scheduled to start production in the last quarter of 2019.In 2017, a Toscotec-supplied tissue machine came online at a confidential paper mill in the South of Italy. In November 2018, Lucart fired up an AHEAD-2.0S tissue line at its Porcari mill.

Toscotec TT SYD
Toscotec TT SYD.

This year, Toscotec received a major turnkey supply order from a confidential Italian tissue producer, who is scheduled to start up the new line in 2020.

This new tissue machine will feature all of Toscotec’s state-of-the-art technology, including TT NextPress, Toscotec’s S-Crescent technology, a second-generation TT SYD and two newly designed slitter rewinders, featuring tension control and nip control systems. The project is on a turnkey basis and it comprises the entire tissue making line from the pulper conveyor belts to the rewinders.

This includes the machine’s mist/dust removal systems and the rewinders’ dust removal as well as the complete electrical system. There are several stages of energy recovery in the air system that will largely benefit the plant operations, including the hall ventilation and heating system. Toscotec’s energy efficient technology has won over the Italian tissue market and raised the bar on performance and reliability, by introducing TT NextPress on Lucart’s AHEAD-2.0S machine, which represents the first shoe press ever installed in Italy.


Toscotec’s Tissue Division handles design and process engineering for complete plants or individual plant sections


Cooperation with Italy-based International Groups

Apart from new installations in Italy, Toscotec also cooperates with international groups headquartered in Italy on a number of projects outside of the Italian territory. In 2018, it started a close cooperation with the Sofidel Group on their new Oklahoma plant, for the turnkey supply of two AHEAD-2.0L tissue lines currently undergoing installation. In 2017, Toscotec rebuilt on a turnkey basis PM10 of Lucart Laval sur Vologne mill in France, by modifying the wire and felt sections and supplying a new TT SYD and the steam & condensate system.


Aerial view of Sofidel America’s Inola plant in Oklahoma, where Toscotec is supplying two tissue lines on a turnkey basis.

Foreign tissue manufacturers in Italy

The strong partnership between Toscotec and the German Wepa Group also led to two important rebuilding projects in Italy, at Wepa Lucca and Wepa Cassino mills. The former involved the rebuild into crescent former of an old machine, followed by a speed-up upgrade.The latter was carried out in three steps, from the rebuild into crescent former in 2009 to the supply of a new TT Headbox and TT SYD and the rebuild of the stock preparation system in 2015. The high degree of customization of Toscotec’s tissue plants represents an invaluable source of success on the Italian as well as international markets. In recent years, Toscotec has made significant investments to equip itself with the most advanced engineering tools and to support the high level of specialization of its technical department, in order to respond to the market increasingly greater request for tailor-made plants. T

he fact that tissue producers such as Eurovast, Lucart and others have repeatedly selected Toscotec for the supply of their new tissue lines and rebuilds is proof that its technology is recognized as long established and extremely reliable by the Italian tissue market. Based on these results, Toscotec consolidated its position as market leader for the design and supply of tissue machinery in Italy.



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