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Toscotec to supply Turkey’s biggest tissue machine to Essel Kağıt on a turnkey basis

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Essel Kağıt (Essel Selüloz ve Kağıt Sanayi Ticaret A.Ş.) selected Toscotec for the turnkey supply of a new high-performance tissue line (PM 3) at its Osmaniye mill in Southern Turkey. The start-up is scheduled for autumn 2021.

With a net trim width of 5,700 mm, Toscotec’s AHEAD 2.2L line will be Turkey’s biggest tissue machine, and with 270 tons per day it will also set the national record for highest production capacity. The new AHEAD 2.2L features a fully hydraulic TT Headbox ML-T with dilution control, a third generation TT SYD with optimized geometry for maximum heat transfer efficiency, TT NextPress shoe press technology, and high-recovery gas fired TT Hoods designed for cogeneration upgrade.

The turnkey supply includes the complete stock preparation system, Toscotec’s patented Short Approach Flow TT SAF®, electrification and controls, dust and mist removal systems, and an online shaft puller. The tissue line will be completed by two OPTIMA slitter rewinders, Toscotec’s new rewinder line with tension and nip control for high quality winding. There will be one OPTIMA 2600L line processing 5,700 mm width parent reels and fitted with dust removal system, and one OPTIMA 2200 line for 2,850 width parent reels, both equipped with an automatic shaft puller. A comprehensive service package completes the supply with detailed mill engineering, erection supervision, commissioning, start-up, and training, as well as YES Connect-Vision to ensure high-tech remote support.

Abdurrahman Esen, shareholder and General Manager of Essel Selüloz ve Kâğit Sanayi Tic. A.Ş., says, “This important investment is crucial for Essel’s expansion strategy in Turkey and other markets. We required the most energy-efficient and cutting-edge technology to support our growth and to continue serving our customers with the highest tissue quality at competitive prices. Considering also its strong expertise in turnkey projects, Toscotec proved to be the best choice for this operation.”

Alessandro Mennucci, CEO of Toscotec, comments, “We are excited to begin a key partnership with Essel. It rewards the commitment and efforts we made in this difficult time, during which we never stopped working, and it testifies to the foresight of Essel who decided to look to the future and go ahead with its investment strategy. The supply presents Toscotec’s top of the line technology, including the shoe press, third generation Steel Yankee Dryer and OPTIMA rewinders. We will put all our experience in managing complex projects at Essel’s service to achieve our common objective. With this important project, Toscotec strengthens its position as global leading supplier of turnkey solutions for the tissue industry.”

About Essel Selüloz ve Kâğit Sanayi Tic. A.Ş. (Essel Cellulose and Paper Industry) Founded in 2005, Essel Cellulose and Paper Industry is a leading manufacturer of tissue jumbo rolls for tissue paper converters, with a portfolio of 600 products including toilet paper, napkins, dispenser napkins, paper towels and dispenser towels. It operates from two tissue mills in Zonguldak Çaycuma (PM 1) in the north and Osmaniye (PM 2) in the south of Turkey, and has an overall production capacity of 76,000 tpy.