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Lucart Unwinder Upgrade Boosts Production at Avigliano Tissue Mill

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In June 2015, A.Celli Paper, Lucca, Italy, concluded negotiations with Lucart Group to upgrade an unwinding unit on the rewinder installed at the company’s Avigliano airlaid tissue mill. Two "interventions" were scheduled. The first involved total rebuilding of the unwinder arm to guarantee a 30% increase in the diameter of the parent reel supported. The second was directed towards making the motorization of the unwinder independent, thanks to the complete supply of the new drive.

In the month of August, a team from A.Celli Paper’s customer service department dismantled and reassembled the unwinder in just three days of machine downtime and two days of product testing, allowing the customer to return to regular production regime with no complications or delays, concluding the intervention on the rewinder with excellent results in terms of production.

"We have had yet another important confirmation of the professionalism with which A.Celli’s customer service is able to handle these upgrades—small in entity but that can, however, become critical in no time. A.Celli Paper followed our indications, meeting our every request, finding the perfect technical solutions, and leaving a feeling of satisfaction in the entire team at the Avigliano mill. Allowing us to quickly resume our regular production regime was the perfect conclusion to the entire operation," said Danilo Calamari, technology manager, paper mill, Lucart Group. "We are very pleased with this upgrade that has allowed us to once again obtain a very high quality of the wound product, increasing the performance of the rewinder, and consequently of the entire plant."

Lucart Group is among the top 10 producers in Europe of tissue papers and products. The Group has a history that goes back to the 1930s when the Pasquini family decided to set up a paper production factory in Villa Basilica (Lucca). In the beginning, production was mainly focused on one-side glazed paper for flexible packaging, table-covers and placemats. Subsequently, at the end of the 1980s, the Group diversified its activity entering the tissue market (kitchen rolls, hand towels, wipes, toilet paper, napkins, etc.). Production facilities located in the various Group plants allow Lucart to manufacture a wide range of products from pure cellulose or recycled paper. Total production capacity from Lucart’s ten paper machines and 54 converting lines (total of 750.000 m2 of production facilities) is 300,000 metric tpy.

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