Cartiera Confalone selects Toscotec for the turnkey supply of a new energy-efficient tissue line
Cartiera Confalone is the protagonist of an important investment that will see the construction of a new advanced production base in Montoro, Avellino, with leading-edge tissue technology.
The plant includes an automated warehouse and one AHEAD 2.2 tissue line supplied by Toscotec on a turnkey basis. Cartiera Confalone’s Montoro mill represents the biggest tissue investment in the south of Italy in the last twenty years and it will give new impetus to the local job market.
The start-up is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2020. The new tissue line consists of one AHEAD 2.2 tissue machine, equipped with TT NextPress, a second generation TT SYD and gas-fired hoods designed with numerous stages of energy recovery. The sheet trim is 2,850 mm, the design speed is 2,200 m/min and the production capacity is over 35,000 tpy. The tissue line is dedicated to the production of toilet tissue, napkins and towels and it will process 100% pre-dried virgin pulp and converting broke.
The turnkey supply also includes the complete stock preparation, Toscotec’s patented TT SAF (Short Approach Flow) ensuring a higher operation efficiency, the complete electrical and control system, including the DCS and the QCS and the dust and mist removal systems for the tissue machine. The vacuum plant, an automatic vibration monitoring system for the tissue machine and the hall ventilation system complete the supply.
The turnkey scope includes two newly designed OPTIMA 2200 slitter rewinders, which feature tension and nip control systems, and are equipped with a dedicated dust removal system. The core-assist drive system installed on the pope reel and the optimized nip control of the OPTIMA 2200 rewinders will ensure premium tissue quality, preserving the bulk and hand-feel of the finished product. Toscotec will also provide the detailed mill engineering, the plant and the machine erection, commissioning and start-up supervision and training programs.
The relationship between Toscotec and Cartiera Confalone S.p.A. dates back to 1999 when Cartiera Confalone installed a MODULO-PLUS tissue machine at its mill in Maiori in the province of Salerno and then replaced its cast-iron Yankee with a TT SYD in 2013.
Gaetano Confalone, Sole Director of Cartiera Confalone, says, “This Toscotec line represents a key technological investment for our mill. We have been working with Toscotec for over 20 years, since the project of our first tissue line. We are pleased with the deep expertise of the Toscotec team, not only for developing a new custom made solution based on our requirements, but also for its proven capability in managing turnkey projects of this magnitude. This line will be key to the future growth of our brand.”
Alessandro Mennucci, CEO of Toscotec, says, “We are honoured to have been selected for this turnkey operation by Cartiera Confalone. The contract includes our most advanced technology such as TT NextPress, and a very wide scope, from the stock preparation down to two slitter rewinder lines. This is where Toscotec is able to showcase its abilities as a true specialist for turnkey solutions.”
The award of this turnkey contract is a testament to Toscotec’s status as the leading supplier of turnkey solutions in the tissue market.
About Cartiera Confalone
With origins dating back to 1800, when a paper mill was opened in Maiori for the production of handmade paper, Cartiera Confalone produced flattened and creped paper until its conversion into tissue paper in the 1970s. It is a family-run business focusing on the production of toilet paper, kitchen roll, napkins and jumbo rolls of various width. Cartiera Confalone’s products are distributed throughout Italy, in particular in the centre and in the south of Italy, with a turnover that in recent years has seen a significant increase both in Northern Italy, in the U.E. and extra U.E.