THE MAGAZINE FOR THE INTERNATIONAL PULP AND PAPER INDUSTRY
Toscotec-supplied tissue machine start-up at Pietermaritzburg plant, in South Africa
|On 4th April, the South African tissue producer Hygienic Tissue started up their new MODULO-PLUS tissue machine supplied by Toscotec.|
With an annual production capacity of 27,000 tonnes, the unit will increase the total mill’s production capacity by threefold. Hygienic Tissue provides its customers with a wide range of products for hygienic use and AFH market, made from 100% virgin pulp as well as from recycled paper.
Based on an intensive energy-saving concept, Toscotec’s scope of supply included the approach flow system, featuring the ultimate TT SAF® technology, a MODULO-PLUS tissue machine with single-layer headbox, single press configuration and TT SYD-12FT with TT Milltech-MYH (Monosystem gas heated hood), Turbo Blower and Core Extraction unit. The supply also included an electrification and controls package and the steam & condensate system. Toscotec’s TT WIND-P tissue slitter rewinder completed the scope of supply.
The excellent cooperation between Toscotec and Hygienic Tissue has allowed the South African tissue maker to achieve immediately high quality tissue paper, optimizing the production cycle, both in terms of performance and energy saving.
Hygienic Tissue Mill plays an important role in the South African tissue market, producing higher value disposable paper products, including toilet tissue, napkins, towels, facial and jumbo rolls. Since 2000 the company has been investing in state of the art manufacturing machinery. This is the first MODULO-PLUS tissue machine installed by Toscotec in South Africa and increases Hygienic Tissue Mill's capacity to make it the largest independent producer of Tissue in South Africa.
rkj / 04/11/2017