November 2012
Over The Wire Tissue Edition
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MP Hygiene Starts up New Toscotec Tissue Line at Papeterie d’Annonay in France

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MP Hygiene, France, has started up a new Toscotec complete tissue production line at its mill in Annonay, Ardeche Department on Rhone-Alps Region, France. TM 1 reportedly started up smoothly on schedule, 15 months after the order signature of the turn key contract. The new Toscotec's line includes an AHEAD-1.5S crescent former tissue machine with a single-layer headbox, double press configuration, and a Steel Yankee Dryer (TT SYD 12FT), as well as machine auxiliaries, stock preparation plant for virgin pulp, and the electrification and control system.

The scope of supply also includes a boiler plant, air compressors, turbo-blowers for vacuum production, steam generator, and a cascade heat exchanger system for the hood heat recovery. A three-unwind-stand tissue slitter-rewinder TT WIND-H and an automatic roll handling system complete the supply. The machine design speed is 1,900 m/min with a net web width of 2,820 mm and with an average production of 100 tpd. The project has been fully managed by Toscotec on an EPC (engineering procurement and construction) basis.

As Toscotec notes, the AHEAD tissue plant concept "has been developed with great attention to the energy saving and low emission as well as to the environmental issues and the impact on the site." The new line will allow MP Hygiene to guarantee its own requirements for the existing converting facilities.

Before startup of the tissue machine, MP Hygiene operated five industrial (AFH) divisions, with 10 converting lines and three production sites over 34,000 sq. meters. Its logistics hub of 18,000 sq. meters, the company explains, makes it possible to deliver all volumes of order, from one pallet to a whole truck, while continuous investment in research has opened the way for innovative products, such as DESL® technology, which adds resistance to paper wipes, or the Evadis® range of non-touch wiping systems.



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