November 2012
Over The Wire Tissue Edition
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Toscotec Celebrates 100th Steel Yankee Dryer with Factory Expansion

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Italian paper machinery manufacturer Toscotec recently celebrated the sale of its 100th steel yankee dryer for tissue production with a ceremony held in its new factory unit at Marlia, Lucca. Toscotec delivered its first steel yankee dryer—TT SYD—in the year 2000, and in little more than a decade the company has sold 100 units, to 50 different customers in 29 countries.

Tissue analyst Esko Uutela said in a speech during the ceremony that Toscotec holds more than 70% of the world market for steel yankees, a market that is set for steady growth, since the technology offers numerous advantages: most specifically safety and energy saving. In fact, Uutela added, more paper mills than ever have been considering the installation of the TT SYD, both for new paper machines and for retrofits, as the significant savings of this technology have gradually become more and more evident.

The celebration attracted more than 300 clients from all over the world. During the evening, three companies received awards: the Italian tissue producer Eurovast, who installed the first TT SYD, the Chinese group C&S, who bought 10 steel yankee dryers from Toscotec, and another leading Chinese group, Vinda, who signed the contract for TT SYD number 100. The ceremony was held in a new building erected on the Toscotec production site. The new facility will be dedicated to the construction and assembly of steel yankees up to 22 ft in diameter and 9 meter deckle.



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