Essel Kâğıt started up an AHEAD 2.2L tissue line supplied by Toscotec on a turnkey basis at its Osmaniye mill in Turkey. This is the fourth tissue machine that Toscotec fired up in a period of only three weeks in four different countries in Europe and Asia. The new PM3 is manufacturing high quality tissue paper for the local market.
Featuring a net trim width of 5,700 mm and a production capacity of 270 t/d, this AHEAD 2.2L line is Turkey’s biggest and most productive tissue machine. It features a fully hydraulic TT Headbox-MLT with dilution control, TT NextPress shoe press technology, a third generation TT SYD with optimized geometry for increased heat transfer efficiency, and gas-fired TT Hoods with multiple stages of thermal energy recovery and designed for cogeneration upgrade.
The turnkey supply includes the complete stock preparation system, Toscotec’s patented Short Approach Flow TT SAF®, electrification and controls, and dust and mist removal systems. The production line also includes two OPTIMA slitter rewinders with tension and nip control and automatic shaft puller for top winding efficiency. A full service package completes the turnkey supply: mill engineering, erection supervision, commissioning, training, start-up, and Toscotec’s YES Connect-Vision AR system for effective on-remote service.
Ahmet Temuroglu, Project Manager of Essel Selüloz ve Kâğit Sanayi Tic. A.Ş., says, “We are very satisfied with the outcome of this investment operation. Toscotec demonstrated their ability to manage and successfully complete a turnkey project on a tight schedule. They kept their focus on our common goal and showed great flexibility in solving various issues and adjusting their schedule to meet our requirements. The new AHEAD machine is already operating at a good efficiency, we are confident we will soon fully reap the benefits of this advanced technology.”
Pier Paolo Brunazzi, Toscotec Project Manager, says, “We had a very productive cooperation with Essel, as we built a trust-based relationship since the beginning. They are now operating Toscotec’s top-of-the-line tissue technology including our latest product innovations. We expect them to achieve both their production and tissue quality targets in a very short time.”
About Essel Selüloz ve Kâğit Sanayi Tic. A.Ş. (Essel Cellulose and Paper Industry)
Founded in 2005, Essel Cellulose and Paper Industry is a leading manufacturer of tissue jumbo rolls for tissue paper converters, with a portfolio of 600 products including toilet paper, napkins, dispenser napkins, paper towels and dispenser towels. It operates from two tissue mills in Zonguldak Çaycuma (PM 1) in the north and Osmaniye (PM 2) in the south of Turkey and has an overall production capacity of 76,000 tpy.