Lucca, Italy 29 February 2016 -- Two AHEAD-2.0M will be installed at its Sanjiang facility in Guangdong province, where Vinda already has eight Toscotec-supplied tissue machines running, to attain a total mill capacity of 250,000 t/y. This also represents a record-breaking achievement for the Italian manufacturer, who will accomplish start-up of its tenth tissue line on the same production base over the course of just four years.
The third machine will be installed in Vinda Shandong, where Toscotec has already supplied three lines in three years. This AHEAD-1.5M is identical to the machine fired up last August in Laiwu mill, with design speed of 1700 m/min and a production capacity of 30,000 t/y, same as the Guangdong tissue lines.
Vinda Group has once again confirmed its choice of the best available technology with top energy savings, as the winning choice for its unprecedented growth on the market. Toscotec's successful solution TT DOES (Drying Optimization for Energy Saving) delivers the greatest advantages for the mill: highest performances with the lowest operating costs, by skilfully tapping on cost-effective energy sources such as steam and benefiting from Toscotec's signature technology, its second generation Steel Yankee Dryer.
Toscotec is a turnkey supplier to the global tissue industry. Since 1948, Toscotec offers complete production lines, plant retrofits, turnkey projects, and individual machineries. Headquartered in Lucca, the nerve center of the Italian paper district, with offices in China and North America, the Group serves all the leading paper producers with customized solutions, leveraging on the experience gained in more than 60 years of activities. Key to the Group's success is the engineering and R&D department, run by a team of highly qualified engineers. Toscotec currently employs approx. 180 people.