Toscotec successfully started up a TT SYD Steel Yankee Dryer at Cartiera Ponte d’Oro Ansalcarta in Villa Basilica, Italy. The new Yankee replaced an existing cast iron dryer installed on PM1 in 1993 by Officine Meccaniche Toschi, which was renamed Toscotec in 2003.
Manufactured at Toscotec’s fully integrated TT SYD Technology Center in Massa (Italy), the steel Yankee dryer included the condensate removal system, Toscotec’s patented heads insulation for maximum thermal energy efficiency, as well as expert services from detailed engineering to erection supervision and start-up assistance.
Toscotec is constantly building on its experience of steel Yankee dryers to advance the progress of TT SYD’s design and services. It currently has more than 200 TT SYD operating under the most diverse conditions around the globe, which provide valuable data for further product improvement. This year, Toscotec also introduced TT Defender®, a breakthrough patented innovation that provides Yankees with an internal protection coating against corrosive steam.
Armando Ansaldi, CEO of Cartiera Ponte d’Oro Ansalcarta, says, “We have known Toscotec for many years, and we trust their technology and professional services. This Yankee rebuild is part of our long-term strategy to green manufacturing and achieving the lowest possible carbon footprint using the most advanced technology. With the installation of TT SYD, we aim to significantly boost our energy efficiency in the most energy-intensive section of the paper machine.”
Riccardo Gennai, Toscotec’s Sales Manager, says, “We are very happy to renew our partnership with Cartiera Ponte d’Oro. We are confident that TT SYD will deliver the superior drying capacity that they expect and guarantee substantial energy savings, in line with their objectives.”
About Cartiera Ponte d’Oro Ansalcarta
Founded in 1961 in the heart of Lucca’s tissue paper district, Cartiera Ponte d’Oro Ansalcarta produces rolls of white and coloured tissue paper from almost entirely recycled fibres, for both at home and AfH markets. The Chamber of Commerce of Lucca has acknowledged the historical origins of the paper mill, dating back to 1892, and the history of the founding family of Ansaldi who in 1650 brought the art of paper making to Pescia, in the province of Lucca.