February 2012
Over The Wire Tissue Edition
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Syassky PPM Starts up New Tissue Line in Russia

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The Syassky Pulp and Paper Mill (PPM), Syasstroy, St. Petersburg Region, Russia,, has started up a new Toscotec (Italy) Ahead 1.5M tissue line. Syassky PPM, one of the oldest and most important pulp and paper mill in the URSS, was founded in 1928, targeting the domestic market.

Actually, Syassky PPM is one of the most modern enterprises of the northwest Russian region and the only integrated tissue producer in this area having an in-line pulp mill, tissue production (PM 2, PM 3, and PM 5), and converting and packaging facilities. The company has been reorganized as a joint stock company to be able to satisfy the growing demand for domestic but also for the away-from-home (AFH) export markets.

In the past two years, Syassky PPM initiated a large investment program that resulted in the startup of new converting lines, packaging lines, and a new Toscotec rewinder TT WIND-H. The new Toscotec tissue line that has replaced the existing PM 2 housed in the same original building, continues this strong investment process and will guarantee a leading position for the company in the growing Russian market. T

he main tissue brand produced by Syassky is Myagky Znak that in 2011, according to AC Nielsen Market Research, has reached a 21% market share in the Moscow and St.Petersburg regions. The Ahead 1.5M crescent former machine features a single layer headbox, single press configuration TT SPR 1050, a 3,660 mm dia. Steel Yankee Dryer TT SYD 12FT, and a renewed reel TT REEL-P.

The Toscotec scope of supply also included upgrading of the existing stock preparation plant, a new approach flow system, gas heated hood, steam and condensate system, and electrification and control systems. A complete engineering, erection supervision, commissioning, training, and startup assistance package was provided by Toscotec. Machine speed is now up to 1,400 m/min with a trim width of 4,200 mm, for a daily production of 125 tons.

Thanks to its Crescent Former configuration and to the high level of technology, the machine is extremely flexible, compact, and capable of producing high quality tissue from virgin pulp (dry and slush) with a reduced energy consumption, Toscotec notes.



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