GRIGISKES AB starts up the new TOSCOTEC Tissue Line at Vilnius mill.

March 30, 2015 – Lithuania’s GRIGISKES has successfully started up the new Toscotec-supplied 110 tons/day tissue PM 6 at Vilnius mill. The site already houses the 17,000 tpy tissue PM5 modernized with the installation of a Toscotec Steel Yankee Dryer TT SYD-4200MM in early 2011.

The new Toscotec’s line includes AHEAD-1.5S crescent former tissue machine with single-layer headbox, single press configuration and a Steel Yankee Dryer (TT SYD-15FT), machine auxiliaries (gas heated hood with three stages heat recovery system, machine dust and mist removal system, hall ventilation system were Milltech’s), stock preparation plant for virgin pulp and electrification & control system.

A two unwind stands tissue slitter rewinder TT WIND-M and an automatic roll handling system completed the supply. The machine design speed is 1900 mpm with a net web width of 2750 mm. The project has been managed by Toscotec on an EPC (Engneering, Procurement & Construction) basis.

"As announced earlier, erection of new production line was terminated in the beginning of March. All components of new machine were tested during first half of month and this week we produced the first batch of paper. We are very happy to announce that production start was smooth, and quality of first paper batch supports our optimistic belief in rightness of the investment. Having started production with new paper machine, we expect fast growth of our turnover and profit." - Gintautas Pangonis, president of GRIGISKES AB says.

New paper production line will match the needs of Company's processing lines of paper products and will allow further development of paper production and sales.  ([..]RISI source)