25.03.2011

Russian JSC Syassky Pulp & Paper Mill invests in a new Toscotec Tissue Line

Syassky Pulp and Paper Mill, based in St. Petersburg, Russia has recently signed an agreement with the Italian manufacturer Toscotec for the supply of a new Tissue line to be installed in the company's mill in Syasstroy. The new machine will replace the existing PM2.
Syassky PPM, one of the oldest and important pulp and paper mill in the USSR period, was founded in 1928, with the unique aim to cover the needs of the domestic market. Actually, Syassky Pulp and Paper Mill is one of the most modern enterprises of the north west Russian region and the only tissue producer in this area to have an integrated production having in line pulp mill, tissue production (PM2 PM3 and PM5) and converting as well as packaging facilities.
The Company has been reorganized as joint stock company with the result to be able to satisfy the growing demand for domestic but also for AFH export markets.

  The Company manufacturing facilities annual capacity is in the following ranges: - Bleached Softwood Sulphite Pulp 120,000 tpy - CTM Pulp 100,000 tpy - Tissue Paper 71,000 tpy - Lignosulphonate liquid 200,000 tpy - Fodder Yeast 4,000 tpy - Toilet Paper 280 million rolls - Paper Napkins 20 million packs - Roller Towels 15 million rolls   The main tissue brand produced by Syassky is Myagky Znak that in 2010, according to AC Nielsen Market Research, has reached a 21% market share in Moscow and St.Petersburg regions. In the last two years Syassky PPM put in progress a huge investment process that resulted in the start up of new converting lines, packaging lines and of a new Toscotec TT Wind-H winder that successfully came on stream in September 2010. In line with these last investments and to better expand its growing market in terms of quantity and quality the company has decided to replace the existing tissue machine PM2 with one of Toscotec last generation tissue line.   The new Toscotec AHEAD 1.5M crescent former machine consists in a single layer headbox, single press configuration TT SPR 1050, a 3660 mm diameter Steel Yankee Dryer TT SYD 12FT and a renewed reel TT REEL-P. The scope of supply includes also upgrading of the existing stock preparation plant, approach flow system, gas heated hood, steam & condensate system as well as electrification & control system. Engineering and services (erection supervision, commissioning & start up assistance and training) complete the Toscotec package. Machine speed will be up to 1400 mpm with a trim width of 4200 mm, for a daily production of 125 tons. Thanks to its Crescent Former configuration and to the high level of technology the machine will be extremely flexible, compact and capable of producing high quality tissue from virgin pulp (dry & slush) with a reduced energy consumption. Syassky Pulp and Paper Mill long experience and modern facilities combined with the Toscotec technical and process knowhow will ensure good opportunity to increase production and cover the market needs focusing also on energy saving. The PM2 start up is scheduled for the end of this year.