Lucca, Italy 26 August 2014 -- The Italian leading paper machinery manufacturer Toscotec will supply a complete tissue production line to the Taiwanese based Company Yuen Foong Yu (YFY). The tissue line will be installed in Ching-Shui mill located in Qingshui District, a coastal suburban district in western Taichung City, Taiwan, Republic of China. The line will start up in the last quarter of 2015.
In April last year the Taiwan's largest paper and board producer announced to be poised to invest NT$8 billion ($268 million) in building several tissue paper machines at its mills in China and Taiwan over the next three years. This new investment is part of this big expansion plan into the tissue segment.
Founded in 1924, the company mainly dealt at the beginning in fertilizers, sugar, and grain. Yuen Foong Yu Paper Mfg. Co., Ltd was officially established on February 21, 1950. Yuen Foong Yu Paper produces reading and writing, industrial, and home use paper. It is characterized by a fully integrated production chain covering upstream (forestry, pulp), midstream (paper manufacturing) and downstream (printing, packaging, and design) operations, which yield beneficial synergy effects. Yuen Foong Yu Paper currently operates in the tissue business in China , with three mills ( Yangzhou-Jangsu, Kunshan-Suzhou Jangsu, Beijing-Mafang) with a total annual capacity of approx. 150,000 tpy, and in Taiwan with two mills (ChingShui and Yangmei) with a total annual capacity of approx. 74.000 tpy. In Taiwan the company has around 25% of the domestic market and it is looking at expanding its market share to 35% in three years' time
The delivery, based on an intensive energy-saving concept, includes the stock preparation plant with the approach flow featuring ultimate Toscotec technology TT SAF®, water system, an AHEAD-1.5M tissue machine with double-layer headbox, jumbo suction press TT SuctionPressRoll-SPR1425 and Toscotec steel Yankee dryer TT SYD-18FT. The supply will also comprise the electrification and controls package, tissue machine auxiliaries like the steam heated hood, steam & condensate system, dust removal system provided by Toscotec's associate Milltech.
With a width of 3,60 m and a design speed of 1700 mpm, the new production line will produce 120 tons per day of high-quality facial, toilet and towel grade from 13,5 g/m2 to 23 g/m2 basis weight.
Toscotec is today one of the market leaders for tissue machines with numerous installations worldwide.
With this latest order the company continues on its further expansion in the Asian market where operates also through its affiliate Toscotec Shanghai ( PRC).
The optimal features of the machine design with a large diameter SYD and a big SPR combined with a steam heated hood, experienced already by several installations and repeated orders supported with high level regional service by Toscotec, are the unique characteristics of this new project that made the difference in the decisional process of the Taiwanese Company in choosing the final Supplier.