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Petrocart to Install New Toscotec Tissue Line at Mill in Romania

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Petrocart, Romania, has ordered a new, complete tissue production line from Toscotec, Italy, to be installed at the company's mill in Piatra Neamt, capital of the Neamt district in the Moldavia historical region. The line will be started up at the beginning of 2013. The project is supported by a contribution granted from EEC.

The Toscotec delivery, based on a turn-key concept, includes a virgin pulp stock preparation line, upgrade and implementation of the existing wastepaper plant, flotation units for water recovery technology, and a MODULO Plus tissue machine with single-layer headbox, double press configuration, and Toscotec steel yankee cylinder TT SYD 12FT. The delivery also will include an extensive electrification and controls package, tissue machine auxiliaries such as hood, steam, and condensate system, vacuum system, and additional plants. Three-unwind stands and a Toscotec rewinder TT WIND-M will complete the package.

With a width of 2.85 meters and a design speed of 1,500 m/min, the new production line will produce 75 metric tpd of high-quality toilet and towel grades.

Petrocart was established in 1908. In June 1925, the company was registered under the name of Paper and Raw Cardboard Mill, Piatra Neamt. Since 1948, it has been known as "Commune of Paris Paper and Cardboard Mill," Piatra Neamt. The current name, SC Petrocart SA, Piatra Neamt, was adopted in 1990. The company employs 300 people.

Petrocart produces paper and cardboard for various purposes. In Romania, it is the sole producer of triplex and electro-technical cardboard. The company makes four types of products in various ranges—cardboard for transformers, cardboard for electric machines, triplex cardboard, and tissue paper. The tissue paper is produced with heat treated recycled paper. Helga, Salmo, and Fana are tissue paper brands produced by Petrocart.

"Green since 1908" is a Petrocart slogan. In keeping with this slogan, the new Toscotec project will be focused on reduced energy consumption, usage of wastepaper in the manufacturing process, recovery and reuse of the process water, and low emissions (noise and pollutants), as well as on green energy usage with the application of a cogeneration plant feeding waste gases to the machine hood and the boiler plant.


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