Little Rapids' Shawano Specialty Papers purchases TT SYD Steel Yankee Dryer from Toscotec for the PM3 at its mill in Shawano, Wisconsin; the new SYD will replace an existing cast-iron dryer, reduce operating costs for the tissue machine

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LUCCA, Italy , March 15, 2022 (press release) –

Toscotec is pleased to announce the purchase of a TT SYD Steel Yankee Dryer for Shawano Specialty Papers, a division of Little Rapids Corporation. The dryer will be installed on PM3 at their paper mill in Shawano, Wisconsin, USA. The installation is scheduled for the third quarter of 2022. 

The new TT SYD is Toscotec’s latest generation Steel Yankee and will replace Shawano Specialty Papers existing cast-iron dryer. It will deliver multiple benefits, including significant production increase and thermal energy savings. The new SYD will cut back the operating costs of the tissue machine and guarantee higher safety for their associates. 

Toscotec is the leading global manufacturer of Steel Yankee dryers counting more than 240 TT SYDs sold worldwide. With this new order, it strengthens its position in the US market as top supplier of Steel Yankee dryers with the largest market share. 

“The decision to choose Toscotec for this replacement is based on our trust in their first-rate technology and Toscotec’s years of experience with SYDs,” said Shawano Specialty Papers Engineering Manager Jeff Wolf. “We have two main focuses: first to provide high quality solutions for our customers and second to continuously reduce our energy consumption and overall environmental impact utilizing state-of-the-art technology.”

Michael Drage, President of Toscotec North America, Inc., says, “We expect Shawano Specialty Papers to start reaping the benefits of our latest-generation design Steel Yankee dryer right after start-up. Drying efficiency is key in the tissue industry. A high-tech, energy-efficient component such as TT SYD will give them an important competitive advantage to further expand their business in North America.”  

About Little Rapids Corporation
Founded by Charles Egan in 1947, they remain a family-owned business, celebrating 75 years in 2022. The company’s core product lines serve the medical and beauty market segments, flexographic printing for a variety of packaging markets, and tissue, MG paper, and wet crepe paper for the specialty paper market. The company proudly employs over 450 people in its Green Bay and Shawano, Wisconsin locations. 

For more information, please contact:
Michael Drage, President of Toscotec North America,

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