A.Celli Group new branch facility in Istanbul

December 17, 2016


A.Celli Group new branch facility in Istanbul

A.Celli Group opened a new branch facility in Istanbul, Turkey. The new offices, which have been operational since the beginning of September, are a further confirmation of the strong desire by the A.Celli companies to broaden their sales and customer service network in the world.

The new offices will be a reference point for sales and post-sales relationships in the region of western Asia. The opening of the subsidiary in the city of the Bosporus is the result of the Group’s consistent growth and joins the A.Celli global network that already includes China and the United States.


Toscotec to rebuild PM1 tissue machine at Correll Tissue

Toscotec will rebuild Correll Tissue’s PM1, in Durban, South Africa. The start-up of the rebuilt machine is scheduled for the second half of 2017.

Correll Tissue is the primary tissue paper manufacturing plant of Novus Holdings, one of the most technologically advanced print manufacturing operations in Africa. The plant, located in Phoenix Industrial Park, harnesses the potential of waste paper, produced by the extensive printing operations of the Group, to make domestic tissue paper. With the plant’s sufficient converting capacity, investment in recycling processes has been made which sees a large quantity of the plant’s water requirements being reprocessed.

The scope of supply will include a major rebuild of the existing fourdrinier tissue machine into a MODULO crescent former with a new TT Headbox-SLT. The delivery also includes a rebuilding of the existing approach flow system and the felt run, as well as the YD doctoring system.

Electrification and control system for the new parts, erection supervision, start-up assistance and training will complete the Toscotec’s package. The new machine parts will be designed for a future speed of 1000 mpm with a reel width of 2460 mm.

Toscotec has previously supplied Correll Tissue with another key component: the TT SYD in 2006.

Twinsaver Group aims to become the largest tissue manufacturer in Sub-Saharan Africa

Twinsaver Group, the major manufacturer of tissue products in South Africa, will invest R500 million in a state-of-the-art new plant at its Kliprivier operations site in Gauteng, South Africa. The line, supplied by Toscotec, will start-up in the last quarter of 2017.

The turn-key delivery for the new TM5 will include a stock preparation system for virgin pulp, an AHEAD-2.0S tissue machine, tissue machine and plant auxiliaries, electrification & control systems. Full engineering, erection, erection supervision, training, start-up and commissioning complete Toscotec scope of supply.

The tissue machine will have a width of 2.75 m and will be designed for 2,000 mpm speed. The new line will produce, among the other grades, high-quality super-soft toilet tissue. The greenfield project will be focused on energy savings and low emission concepts with a great attention to the environment.


New A.Celli rewinder for Sofidel

A.Celli Paper has recently concluded an order for a latest-generation rewinder model E-WIND® with the Italian Group Sofidel.

The new tissue rewinder model E-WIND®T200 commissioned to A.Celli Paper of Lucca will have a 5600-mm format and a working speed of 1600 mpm. The machine, highly evolved from the point of view of design and equipped with sophisticated technological innovations, will guarantee the Lucchese Group Sofidel the opportunity to work and handle structured webs. The rewinder is scheduled for delivery in May 2017, and will be installed in one of Sofidel’s facilities in Europe.

Valmet to supply a rewinder to Roto-cart in Italy

The Italian tissue converting company Roto-cart Spa has selected Valmet as supplier for their new rewinder to be installed at the greenfield converting plant in Castelminio di Resana in Italy. The new site will be one of the biggest in the country.

The new installation includes a Valmet Focus Reelite 20 ENS Rewinder with two unwind stands. The machine is pre-disposed for the installation of an offset printer. The offset printer can be by-passed. In by-pass mode the rewinder has a design speed of 1,800 m/minute depending on the paper characteristics and winding spool diameter. With the offset printer in operation the design speed is 900 m/min.

The new rewinder is planned to be in operation during the first quarter of 2017.

Kemira improves production capacity at San Giorgio chemicals plant

Kemira has upgraded the San Giorgio site in Italy with state-of-the-art technology allowing for further business expansion in the south EMEA markets. The site produces polymers for different customer applications in pulp & paper, oil & gas, mining and water treatment.

PCMC Italia boosts capacity with new plant

October 18th, 2016

On October 12th, 2016, PCMC Italia S.p.A., part of the US multinational Barry-Wehmiller, inaugurated its new 14,000-m2 facilities in Fornaci di Barga.

Spurred by the corporate motto “People Care Moves our Company”, the inauguration ceremony was centred on the talents protagonists of PCMC’s development throughout the years. An event dedicated to the about 500 people working in the company and their families, customers, guests coming from the world over, with a special focus on the young generations part of the PCMC family.

The premises will allow check-outs of 4 complete converting lines simultaneously, for a production capacity of 36 lines per year, together with a space for the administration, production and sales departments.

PCMC Italy registered a strong of a turnover that exceeds 50 million euro and an expected 60-million euro for 2017, this year, 20 complete converting lines were shipped around the world and more than 22 complete converting lines will be shipped in 2017.



As a part of the PM modernization project the machine drying cylinder was replaced with a new, manufactured by Valmet, Sweden.

On November 30th 2016, paper machine with a new cylinder began to produce tissue paper. Recycled tissue paper from the issue meets the quality standards and will be used for the production of toilet paper Obukhiv 65.Installation of the new Yankee cylinder will increase production and significantly improve the quality of tissue paper produced by Kyiv CPM.


Gomà-Camps boosts tissue production capacity

The family-owned company Gomà-Camps has commissioned Voith with the delivery of the new production line for its Ejea de los Caballeros location in Spain. The production line is designed to sustainably produce high-quality tissue paper.

The tissue machine is designed for an operating speed of 2,000 meter per minute and will annually produce 35,000 metric tons of high-quality toilet and towel paper from pulp with a working width of 2.8 meter. Start-up is scheduled for early 2018.



As a part of the PM 1 tissue machine modernization project, Kyiv CPM (Cardboard and Paper Mill) replaced the yankee drying cylinder with a new unit, manufactured by Valmet, Sweden.

After the successful rebuild, the 40,000 metric tpy PM1, started up on November 30, 2016, producing high quality tissue paper using recycled tissue. Installation of the new Yankee cylinder will increase production and significantly improve the quality of tissue paper produced by Kyiv CPM.


GapCon Italy key components started up in China

GapCon Italy new EconFLOWTM hydraulic headbox and EconPRESSTM SPR suction press roll have been successfully installed and started-up for the final user Baoding Dayi Paper Co., Ltd. in Baoding City, Hebei province, China.

The above equipment has been applied on a new tissue machine, with reel trim 2.850 mm and maximum production speed 1.500 m/min, which was provided by the Chinese machinery manufacturer Shandong Xinhe Paper-making Engineering Co., Ltd. The new EconFLOWTM hydraulic headbox has a pond width 2.950 mm and EconPRESSTM SPR suction press roll is of diameter 1.200 mm.

The total GapCon Italy scope of supply includes also an another new EconFLOWTM hydraulic headbox and EconPRESSTM SPR suction press roll (same dimensions, but opposite hand), for a twin tissue machine, and one EconPRESSTM SPR as spare for one machine.

Thanks to this successful cooperation with Shandong Xinhe, GapCon Italy strengthens his presence in the Chinese market and consolidates its brand.

Toscotec to supply two tissue machines to Hengan Group

Hengan Group has ordered two Toscotec’s MODULO-PLUS ES tissue machines, to be installed at its Changji mil in Xinjiang Autonomous Region.

These MODULO-PLUS ES are the first two tissue machines supplied by Toscotec to Hengan Group. They have a production speed of 1,600 m/min and a net sheet width of 2.8 m.

Hengan Group has favored the advantages of Toscotec’s well known TT DOES (Drying Optimization for Energy Saving) solution at the dry end, as well as the latest design at wet end including headbox, which ensures the highest drying capacity at the lowest energy cost for the mill, and the high quality finished product.

These two MODULO-PLUS ES machines are scheduled for start-up within 2017.

Valmet supplied tissue machine started up at Hengan

Hengan’s 19th tissue machine, an Advantage DCT 200HS tissue line supplied by Valmet, successfully started up in August at the company’s mill in Wuhu, Anhui province in China. The installation and commissioning were performed in record time and the start-up went very smoothly. The new 5.6-meter-wide tissue machine adds another 60,000 annual tons of tissue products to Hengan’s current production of more than one million tons per year.

PM19 is Valmet’s fifth tissue machine delivery to Hengan, it has a design speed of 2,000 m/min. The previous four Valmet Advantage DCT machines are located at Jinjiang, Changde and Weifang mills and were installed in 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2010. Currently the installation of a sixth Valmet delivered tissue machine PM 20 is ongoing, and it will start up later in 2016.   


Kimberly Clark Products upgrades 1980s winder at the Kluang Johor Mill

A.Celli Paper’s Customer Service team installed and successfully concluded the upgrade performed on a tissue winder (combining winder AC820) from the 1980s with the startup of the machine.

The intervention, which entailed updating the machine’s motorisation with a sectional drive transmission and the addition of a new axial unwinder, allowed the customer to immediately increment production at the same technical-operating conditions, substantially reducing energy consumption at the same time.

The new configuration kept into consideration the convenience of the operations to be performed on the one hand, and the needs of KCC Products Malaysia on the other, in order to obtain the best results in terms of efficiency in the shortest possible installation times, turning a thirty-year plant into a superbly operating and productive system.


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