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Lucart to Undergo EIA for PM 12 Installation Project

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Italy’s Lucart group has requested an environmental impact assessment (EIA) for its project to install a tissue paper machine, to be known as PM 12, at its Porcari mill in Italy. The new machine will replace the existing machine-glazed (MG) PM 2. The EIA procedure will be finalized by early June and the company said it is not expecting any obstacles during the authorization process as the production capacity of the new machine will be only slightly higher than the current level and "the environmental performance of the production line will actually improve."

Lucart announced its intention to install the new PM 12 in December 2017 and chose Toscotec as a supplier. The new PM will produce high-quality tissue paper from both virgin and recycled fiber. It will have an operating speed of 2,000 m/min and a production capacity of approximately 35,000 metric tpy.
Lucart said that the new Ahead-2.0S tissue machine, whose installation is expected to be finalized in the second half of the year, is equipped with the most innovative technological solutions. "The forming section is designed for the future installation of a new system aimed to increase the dry content and thickness of the finished product. The dry section includes the TT Does solution with a TT NextPress shoe press, a TT SYD-16FT second-generation steel Yankee dryer and high-efficiency hoods that guarantee high-quality paper with the lowest possible energy consumption," the firm said in a press release. It added: "The pope reel section, with the new TT Reel-H+, is designed to maintain the characteristics of the sheet, thanks to the use of the core assist drive on the primary and secondary arms. Thanks to this new system by Toscotec, reel change takes place at the maximum operating speed and at full format."

The new PM will be equipped with mist and dust suction systems, which will allow it to comply with the latest regulations. According to Lucart, the scope of supply includes a new automatic rewinder equipped with three unwinding stations. Meanwhile, Lucart will also implement some technical improvements on its MG paper PM 3.

The firm’s Porcari mill currently houses PM 2, which produces 32,000  metric tpy of MG paper, PM 3, which also produces MG paper and has a production capacity of 68,000 metric tpy and PM 4, which produces napkin and facial tissue and has a 20,000-metric tpy production capacity.


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