(24.06.2020 / sbr)

Sofidel buys 4 Gambini lines for Europe and USA

Between April 2018 and May 2019, Sofidel bought and started – for some of its US-based plants – four tissue paper converting lines manufactured by Gambini. Now, four more lines are going to join those first four, thus confirming Sofidel’s appreciation of Gambini’s technical quality and its trust in them as technological partners: a collaboration which has been binding for years these two companies, both established and proudly kept in Lucca, Italy.

The first supply from 2018 - 2019 was made of one consumer line and three Away-from-Home ones, all equipped with TouchMax – Gambini’s state-of-the-art embosser/laminator – and designed to get to 700 m/min of production speed; they were installed in Oklahoma, Ohio and Nevada (USA). As regards this second supply – spanning between May 2020 and January 2021 –, three lines are destined to Sofidel’s newly-built plants in Circleville, OH and Inola, OK; the fourth, instead, is going to be started up in Ciechanów, Poland, thus marking the first time a line of Gambini’s is installed in a European plant of Sofidel’s. These lines, as well – which make 8 the total number of Gambini’s Flex and ProFlex lines purchased by Sofidel –, can produce consumer products; they also feature a TouchMax each; one of them runs at 600 m/min, while three can reach 700 m/min.