Lucart progresses with an investment on its PM4 at Porcari facility

The Italian tissue producer Lucart has successfully started-up its PM4 tissue machine in Porcari (Lucca) after the rebuild committed to Toscotec S.p.A..

The upgrade includes a modification of the forming section and the complete replacement of the old hood with a new Toscotec MONO Yankee Hood (TT Milltech -MYH) fed by natural gas and complete with relevant Air System and Heat Recovery System.

The upgrade of the Wire section consists of the replacement of the forming roll and of the main white water saveall, as well as relocation of the headbox and breast roll.

PM4 is a Twin wire former with double press configuration for 2,7 m sheet width, dedicated for the white and coloured tissue paper jumbo reels.

The aim of the investment is to increase the production capacity up to 90 tpd and the operating speed of 20% improving the formation quality and reducing the energetic consumptions.

All along concerned with the environment issues, Lucart has recognized in Toscotec the right partner for this new project.

The hood heating circuit is a mono system cascade type designed considering the future installation of an additional heat exchanger to produce low pressure steam to feed the existing steam box located behind the suction press roll.

Thanks to the good cooperation between Toscotec and Lucart, the project has been managed in a very short time both for the engineering phase and for the installation at mill site.


Today Lucart Group is Europe’s largest producer of MG paper for flexible packaging and is one of the top 10 European manufacturers of paper and tissue products. Furthermore, Lucart is one of the European leading producers of Airlaid products. More than 60 years of experience have allowed Lucart to develop the necessary know-how and technology to create quality products that can satisfy customers' requirements. The production capacity of Lucart Group is 300,000 tons/year with 10 paper machines and 52 converting lines. The consolidated turnover is around 400 million euro and the number of employees is around 1,200.  



About Toscotec S.p.AToscotec is a turnkey technology supplier to the global paper industry, offering a complete suite of solutions for the tissue, paper and board manufacture, as well as maintenance services for rolls and cylinders. Based in Lucca, Italy, and with subsidiaries in China and the USA, Toscotec’s tradition of innovation, energy saving and partnership with customers dates back to its foundation in 1948. Since 2013 Toscotec has been the market leader in tissue machines sales.