Toscotec has been awarded a contract to deliver a dry end rebuilding of the Van Houtum B.V. PM 4 tissue machine in Swalmen, The Netherlands. The start-up of the rebuilt machine is scheduled for the third quarter of 2015.
Van Houtum is an independent producer of hygienic paper products and innovative washroom solutions for 80 years and is a leader in the area of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). This family-owned company operates one mill in Swalmen, located in the south of the Netherlands, where it can produce approximately 45,000 tonnes/yr of tissue from recovered paper on two machines. A separate location nearby houses nine converting lines: three rewinders produce toilet and industrial products and six lines produce interfold and multifold products. The firm has some 200 employees and generates annual sales of around €65m. Under the brand name of "Satino Black", environmental labelled as FSC recycled and European Ecolabel as well as Cradle to Cradle-certified, the Company offers a wide range of products that includes toilet paper and paper hand towels.
In line with this green and dared philosophy, the Company has decided to choose Toscotec for its dry end rebuild on the PM4. The purpose of the rebuilding is to implement machine efficiency, reliability and safety in operations.
Toscotec 's delivery includes a new reel TT Reel-P that will replace completely the existing old one. The supply is completed also by new tail threading system, sheet stabilizers and shaft puller with expandable shafts. The project will be handled on a turnkey basis, including dismantling of the existing equipment, installation of the new machinery, start-up assistance and training services. The new machine parts will be designed for an operative speed up to 1800 mpm with a paper width of 2600 mm.
Toscotec is a major paper and tissue machinery supplier that operates worldwide, focused on process solutions that cover the whole plant area from stock preparation up to winders. This new project consolidates the well know Company capabilities to provide, not only a wide range of new machinery but also complex rebuild projects based on turn key concept.