Toscotec completes two drying section rebuilds for Lucart
From July 2019 to February 2020, Toscotec successfully completed two customized rebuilds at Lucart Diecimo tissue mill. The two rebuilding solutions included the replacement of PM5 and PM6’s existing Yankees with Toscotec’s second-generation Steel Yankee Dryers, complete steam and condensate systems, as well as the installation of a TT SuctionPressRoll.
This is yet again another major achievement in the strong and long-lasting cooperation between Lucart and Toscotec. Over the last ten years, Toscotec supplied to Lucart Group one complete tissue line, two slitter rewinders TT WIND, and various tailor-made rebuilding solutions on six different tissue machines in Italy and France.
The Lucart Group are pioneers in sustainability and they continuously uphold the highest standards of energy efficiency and specific energy consumption in their production processes to promote fair and sustainable development in our shared environment. Lucart has tapped Toscotec for its efficient drying solutions, in particular TT SYD and its energy recovery-oriented system design. The extraordinary energy saving advantages that TT SYD delivers, on a potentially infinite number of cycles over the course of its life, save a significant amount of energy and operating costs. Toscotec’s energy recovery equipment, chiefly heat exchangers, are a key part of TT SYD’s steam and condensate system in that they contribute to achieving the highest possible level of thermal energy efficiency.
“Based on the high quality of the work done on PM5 and PM6, Toscotec confirmed its leadership in the construction and installation of steel Yankee dryers. We are very satisfied with the achieved performances, as well as the time schedule and project management of these rebuilds. The work team and the constructive collaboration have been an important key to the success of the projects.” said Eng. Franco Pasquini, Lucart’s Chief Technology Officer.
Valerio Volpi, Toscotec’s Project Manager of Lucart’s PM5 and PM6 rebuilds, says: “Our highly qualified Italian technicians worked with Lucart’s experts as one team. We were right on schedule according to the agreed timetable and the two TT SYDs performed well from the first hours of operation. This is a shared achievement for the Lucart-Toscotec team.”
Lucart, a leading company in Europe in the production of tissue products for daily use (toilet, kitchen, napkins, tablecloths, handkerchiefs etc.), airlaid products, and MG paper was founded in 1953 by the Pasquini Family. The company’s production activities are distributed over 3 Business Units (Business to Business, Away from Home and Consumer) operating in the development and sales of products with brands such as Tenderly, Tutto, Grazie Natural and Smile (Consumer area), Lucart Professional, Tenderly Professional, Fato and Velo (Away from Home area). Lucart’s production capacity is 395,000 tonnes/year of paper on 12 continuous machines. Its consolidated turnover will amount to more than €500 million, with more than 1,500 employees in 9 production plants (five in Italy, one in France, one in Hungary and two in Spain) and a Logistics Centre in Italy. Since 2018, Lucart has been part of the CE100 network, the pre-competitive innovation program designed by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation to give organizations the opportunity to develop new opportunities and achieve their circular economy goals as quickly as possible.