St. Petersburg, Russia, 31 March 2011 -- Syassky Pulp and Paper Mill, based in St. Petersburg, Russia, has recently signed an agreement with the Italian manufacturer Toscotec for the supply of a new tissue line, to be installed in the company's mill in Syasstroy. The new machine will replace the existing PM2; start up is scheduled for the end of this year.
Syassky Pulp and Paper Mill, one of the oldest pulp and paper companies in Russia, was founded in 1928, with the unique aim to cover the needs of the domestic market.
Syassky Pulp and Paper Mill is one of the most modern enterprises in northwest Russian and the only tissue producer in this area to have an integrated production having in line pulp mill, tissue production (PM2, PM3, and PM5), and converting, as well as packaging facilities.
The company has been reorganized as joint stock company to be able to satisfy the growing demand for domestic and away from home export markets.
The main tissue brand produced by Syassky has reached a 21% market share in Moscow and St.Petersburg regions. In the last two years, Syassky initiated a significantinvestment program that resulted in the start up of new converting lines, packaging lines, and of a new Toscotec winder that successfully came on stream in September 2010.
In line with these recent investments and to better expand its growing market in terms of quantity and quality, the company decided to replace the existing tissue machine PM2 with one of Toscotec's latest generation tissue lines.
The new, 1.5 m Toscotec crescent former machine consists of a single-layer headbox, single press configuration, a 3660 mm diameter steel Yankee dryer, and a renewed reel.
The scope of supply also includes upgrading of the existing stock preparation plant, approach flow system, gas-heated hood, steam and condensate system, and electrification and control systems. Engineering and services (erection supervision, commissioning, start-up assistance, and training) complete the Toscotec package. Machine speed will be up to 1400 mpm with a trim width of 4200 mm, for a daily production of 125 tons.
Thanks to its crescent former configuration and to the high level of technology, the machine will be flexible, compact, and capable of producing high quality tissue from virgin pulp (dry and slush), with reduced energy consumption.