February 2012
Over The Wire Tissue Edition
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Toscotec Reports New Orders from Asia

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Toscotec, Italy, reports new orders from companies in Japan and South Korea. The Toscotec Steel Yankee Dryer TT SYD 12 FT will be fitted as part of a rebuild on PM 2 at Nishinihon Eizai, a producer of tissue based on recycled fiber in Japan. Founded in 1963. the mill is in Tatsuno, near Osaka. It houses six paper machines and produces 2,500 metric tons per month of toilet roll and tissue towel made from 100% wastepaper.

Also, Toscotec Asia & Pacific GM Marco Dalle Piagge reports to have signed agency agreements with Shinsei Corp. in Japan and Cleantech Corp. in South Korea. Piagge is based in Shandong, China. Successes in South Korea for Toscotec Asia & Pacific include the recent sales of steel yankees to Mirae Paper Co. in Jeonu and to Daewang Paper Industry Co. in Gunsan.

Mirae Paper has three paper machines producing a total of some 180 metric tpd of tissue. Most of the converting activities are carried out by a sister company. Toscotec will install a TT SYD 12 FT on PM 3 with a 3,130 mm face length and patented insulation system. PM 3's speed is expected to increase from 1,400 to 1,700 m/min. Wastepaper will be used as raw material and production is expected to increase from 60 metric tpd to more than 70 metric tpd.

Daewang Paper has four tissue paper machines with a total capacity of some 190 metric tpd. Two of the lines have integrated converting facilities. The TT SYD 12 FT with a face length of 3,050 mm will be installed on PM 1.

The Japanese market is becoming progressively more interesting, according to Toscotec, because there are fewer than 230 tissue machines operating in the country, most of which are quite old and require replacement with new technology focused on energy savings. There are also good prospects for the kitchen towel market in the country, the company adds.

In South Korea, the kitchen towel market has expanded by 40% since 2002, Toscotec notes. Green label paper and the use of wastepaper as a raw material are becoming key factors for the hygiene products market in the country.



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