Twinsaver Group Starts up Toscotec AHEAD-2.0S Tissue Machine (5/02/2018)

Twinsaver Group Starts up Toscotec AHEAD-2.0S Tissue Machine (5/02/2018) 

Company brings new Toscotec AHEAD-2.0S tissue machine (PM 5) on line at Kliprivier mill in South Africa.

Following the announcement of a R580 million ($42 million) investment earlier last year, the Twinsaver Group, a producer of branded tissue in South Africa, awarded a new tissue machine project (PM 5) to Toscotec, Italy, which presented the most compelling green solutions, in line with Twinsaver’s high environmental standards

PM5 project is a turnkey supply by Toscotec, which includes the stock preparation system, the AHEAD-2.0S tissue line, the electrification and control systems, the complete plant engineering, erection, and supervision for erection, commissioning, training, and startup.

The scope of supply also includes the dust and mist removal systems and the hall heating and ventilation systems. Overall, the plant benefits largely from the numerous stages of energy recovery of the gas-fired hoods and vacuum plant.

Toscotec’s AHEAD-2.0S tissue machine is equipped with a second-generation TT SYD-15FT steel yankee dryer (15 ft dia). It features Toscotec’s advanced shoe press technology TT NextPress. The AHEAD-2.0S is set to produce premium-quality super-soft toilet tissue, with a total production of more than 30,000 metric tpy, and it will deliver on Twinsaver’s plans to increase supply to the local and export markets and preserve its top position in the tissue industry.

“We are very proud of the results of this turnkey project in South Africa. As Toscotec’s first turnkey in the country, building on the experience of other tissue machines in South Africa, we completed the supply according to schedule and started producing high quality tissue on the day of startup. The substantial energy recovery advantages granted by the overall design of this plant, are bound to exceed expectations,” said Toscotec’s Sales Director Marco Dalle Piagge.

Twinsaver Group is the largest South African manufacturer, marketer, and distributor of branded tissue products. The product range includes toilet tissue, facial tissues, roller towels, house and leisure, and away from home products. Twinsaver Group’s head-office is located in Bryanston, South Africa, with manufacturing and converting facilities in Kliprivier, Pretoria, and Cape Town.