The two Toscotec-supplied AHEAD-1.5M ES tissue lines came on stream according to schedule at Vinda’s tissue mills in Deyang, Sichuan and Laiwu, Shandong. The tissue machines are already running at the maximum operating speed of 1,500 mpm with full satisfaction of the user for tissue quality and machine performance.
After four years of strategic partnership, the Italian manufacturer and the Chinese producer are closely working together at six of Vinda’s production sites. “Toscotec’s solutions represent the best available technology in tissue machinery nowadays. We are particularly satisfied with their superior energy efficiency. Our Toscotec machines run with the lowest possible consumption figures and offer a crucial advantage in terms of cost-effective production.” says Mr. Dong Yi Ping, Vinda Group’s Executive Director and Chief Technology Officer. With a design speed of 1,700 mpm and a net web width of 3,400 mm, the two machines are equipped with Toscotec’s second generation Steel Yankee Dryer TT SYD, Toscotec’s jumbo suction press roll for improved dryness and softness and feature different energy saving solutions for Yankee hood design, with gas and steam. As a result, Vinda’s production capacity has overall increased by 60,000 t/y. Another unit identical to this one at the Shandong paper mill is scheduled for start-up in the second half of 2016. Vinda’s mill in Laiwu already hosts PM1 & 2, both supplied by Toscotec, running steadily at 1500 m/min and producing a combined capacity of 50,000 t/y.