LUCCA, ITALY, July 18, 2019 (Press Release) -The Slovak Hygienic Paper Group appointed Toscotec as turnkey supplier of a new tissue line at Paloma mill in Sladki Vrh, Slovenia. The delivery is scheduled for March 2020 and the start-up for June 2020.
The turnkey supply includes one AHEAD-2.0L tissue machine, equipped with a second generation Steel Yankee Dryer TT SYD, Toscotec’s shoe press technology TT NextPress and gas-fired hoods TT Hood-Duo. The net sheet width is 5,500 mm, the maximum operating speed is 2,000 m/min and the production is 220 tpd. The AHEAD-2.0L machine will replace the mill’s existing PM6 and will manufacture high quality toilet tissue, kitchen towel and napkins for household and professional use in the AfH segment.
Toscotec will provide its proprietary Distributed Control System TT DCS and a complete electrification system. The scope also includes stock preparation equipment and accessories, Toscotec’s patented TT SAF (Short Approach Flow), the machine’s dust and mist removal systems and a shaft puller.
As part of a comprehensive service package, Toscotec will supply onsite erection, supervision, commissioning and start-up, as well as training programs to the mill’s personnel.
Following a capital increase by the private-owned investment fund Eco Investment in 2016, and the integration into the Slovak Hygienic Paper Group (SHP) group, the Slovenian tissue supplier Paloma aims to become the leading manufacturer of hygienic paper products in the Adriatic region and beyond.
Richard Zigmund, CEO of SHP Group, says: “When we decided to invest in new capacity at Paloma’s production base, we started looking for a machinery supplier who could manage and successfully complete complex turnkey projects. Toscotec proved to have the right credentials to support our strategic program and supply the state-of-the-art technology we need to set Paloma’s manufacturing at full capacity.”
“This new project strengthens Toscotec’s position as the leading turnkey supplier in tissue” says Alessandro Mennucci, CEO of Toscotec, “we look forward to working with Paloma, who has a longstanding tradition in the production of hygienic paper products and has built a strong team of highly specialized professionals. Based on their investment targets, we developed a fully customized design aimed at improving the mill’s energy efficiency and manufacturing processes, in step with this capacity increase.”
About Paloma d.d.
Founded in 1873, Paloma is a public limited company with a long-lasting tradition in the manufacture and marketing of hygienic paper products in Europe. The company’s annual production capacity is 72,000 tonnes of tissue and it currently employs 675 people. Paloma is predominantly export-oriented and it currently holds the position of market leader in South-East Europe.