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Toscotec to supply a Yankee hoods upgrade to UnionPel in Argentina

Toscotec to supply a Yankee hoods upgrade to UnionPel in Argentina
UnionPel’s TT Hood at Toscotec’s headquarters facility in Lucca, Italy.

Argentinian leading packaging paper and tissue producer UnionPel selected Toscotec to supply a technological upgrade of PM1 at their Pacheco mill in the province of Buenos Aires. The project is scheduled for the first half of 2024.

UnionPel started its cooperation with Toscotec in 2016 with the replacement of PM1’s cast iron Yankee with a TT SYD Steel Yankee Dryer. Followed in 2018 by the rebuild of the existing hoods with Toscotec’s TT Hood-Hybrid and air system on PM1.

Technological upgrade

This new order involves an upgrade of the existing hybrid system configuration, where heated air is blown on the paper in the wet-end and only extraction is applied in the dry end. In order to increase PM1’s drying capacity, Toscotec will install a TT Hood-Duo system with two separate circuits of heated air, one to the wet end hood and the other to the dry end. The new air system configuration will achieve a 20% production increase. Toscotec will also install TT Swing, an energy-efficient solution that according to the production requirements, regulates the air system operation mode to deliver flexibility and energy saving in the drying section of the tissue machine.

Carlos Paz, Plant Manager at UnionPel Pacheco, says, “UnionPel has found in Toscotec the right technological partner on 3 projects across 8 years. This new upgrade will increase our production capacity and efficiency and boost our competitiveness in the Argentinian tissue market.”

Gabriele Romanini, Sales Manager at Toscotec, says, “It is a pleasure for us to continue this long-standing partnership with UnionPel. Toscotec’s technology has been increasingly supporting their growth and will continue on this track with this additional step aimed to boost their drying capacity and energy efficiency.”

About UnionPel S.A.

UnionPel is a leading producer of papers for personal and industrial care including creped, absorbent and machine glazed papers for various applications such as printing, waxing and laminating. Based in Pacheco in the province of Buenos Aires in Argentina, the company has an annual production capacity of 13,000 tons of various types of MG, towels, toilet tissue, in light weights ranging from 17 to 50 gsm.

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