LUCCA, ITALY, April 26, 2018 (Press Release) -On March 28 at 3:30 pm, Toscotec’s AHEAD-2.0S tissue machine PM5 was started up at Twinsaver Group’s Kliprivier operations site in Gauteng, South Africa.
PM5 project is a turnkey supply by Toscotec, which includes the stock preparation system, the AHEAD-2.0S tissue line, the electrification and control systems, the complete plant engineering, erection, and supervision for erection, commissioning, training and start-up. The scope of supply also includes the dust and mist removal systems and the hall heating and ventilation systems. Overall, the plant benefits largely from the numerous stages of energy recovery of the gas-fired hoods and vacuum plant.
Toscotec’s AHEAD-2.0S tissue machine is equipped with a second-generation TT SYD-15FT steel Yankee dryer of 15 ft diameter. It features Toscotec’s advanced shoe press technology TT NextPress. The AHEAD-2.0S is set to produce premium-quality super-soft toilet tissue, with a total production of over 30,000 t/y and it will deliver on Twinsaver’s plans to increase supply to the local and export markets and preserve its top position in the tissue industry.
Following the announcement of a R580 million (USD 42 million) investment earlier last year, the Twinsaver Group - the leading producer of branded tissue in South Africa - awarded this turnkey project to Toscotec, who presented the most compelling green solutions, in line with the Group’s high environmental standards.
“We are very proud of the results of this turnkey project in South Africa. As Toscotec’s first turnkey in the country, building on the experience of other tissue machines in South Africa, we completed the supply according to schedule and started producing high quality tissue on the day of start-up. The substantial energy recovery advantages granted by the overall design of this plant are bound to exceed expectations,” said Toscotec’s Sales Director, Mr. Marco Dalle Piagge.
Twinsaver Group is the largest South African manufacturer, marketer and distributor of branded tissue products. The product range includes toilet tissue, facial tissues, roller towels, house and leisure and away from home products. Twinsaver Group head-office is located in Bryanston, South Africa, with manufacturing and converting facilities in Kliprivier, Pretoria, and Cape Town.