Toscotec starts up AHEAD 2.2 tissue line at Europap Tezol Kağit's integrated production facility in Mersin, Turkey; new high efficiency line started producing tissue immediately after start-up, with annual production capacity of over 40,000 tons

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December 19, 2023 (press release) –

Europap Tezol Kağit started up a Toscotec-supplied AHEAD 2.2 tissue machine at its integrated production facility in Mersin, Turkey. The new high efficiency line started producing high quality tissue immediately after start-up. The project also included two OPTIMA slitter rewinders, with the first already in operation, and the second scheduled for installation soon. This is a repeat order for Toscotec who also installed a TT SYD Steel Yankee Dryer on their PM1 in 2012. 

The AHEAD 2.2 line features a sheet trim width of 2,920 mm, an operating speed of 2,100 m/min, and an annual production capacity of over 40,000 tons. It is equipped with Toscotec’s upgraded design TT NextPress shoe press, a third-generation TT SYD, TT BulkyReel for optimal preservation of bulk and softness, and high efficiency TT Hood with the automatic balancing system TT DryingEquilibrium. 

The supply included the complete stock preparation system, Toscotec’s patented TT SAF® DD (Short Approach Flow system with Double Dilution) to ensure electrical consumption reduction, as well as electrification and controls, and dust and mist removal systems. Toscotec delivered a comprehensive service package with detailed engineering, erection supervision, commissioning, training, and start-up assistance.  

Ahmet Şenyaşa, Factories Director at Europap Tezol Kağit, says, “The cooperation with Toscotec during the entire project was very positive. We are confident that this state-of-the-art tissue line will allow us to meet the high quality standards of our customer base, especially in terms of the softness and hand feel of our super-prime brands.”

Matteo Giorgio Marrano, Sales Manager at Toscotec, says, “The high energy efficiency of this tissue machine is ensured by the combination of Toscotec’s latest generation design of TT NextPress and TT SYD with TT Hoods equipped with automatic balancing system. Europap Tezol will reap the benefits of this advanced technology both for energy savings and superior quality. With this successful project, Toscotec takes a further step in strengthening its presence in the EMEA market.”  

About Europap Tezol Kağıt 
Established in 2000, Europap Tezol is a major manufacturer in the Turkish tissue market, and it operates three tissue mills in Turkey with integrated converting, in Torbali-Izmir and in Mersin-Tarsus. The annual capacity is 93,000 tons and it will be increased to over 133,000 tons with this new line. The company distributes its branded and private label tissue products, including toilet tissue, paper towels, and napkins, not only in Turkey, but also in many other parts of the world. 

Matteo Giorgio Marrano 
Sales Manager, Tissue division Toscotec

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