Russian JSC Syassky Pulp & Paper Mill starts up the 45,000 tonne/yr Toscotec AHEAD tissue machine at Syasstroy mill.

The Toscotec supplied AHEAD-1.5M tissue line came on stream on 29th April, 2016, well in advance to schedule at Syassky Pulp and Paper mill in Syasstroy, in the Leningrad region of Russia. The delivery agreement of the tissue machine was signed by Syassky PPM and Toscotec in December 2014.

After the PM3 start up the Syasstroy’s site is actually one of the most efficient Russian paper mills, employing over 2000 people to make 110.000 tons a year – almost twice the productivity of many competitor mills.

“The Toscotec AHEAD 1.5M tissue making line is designed to produce high quality tissue from dry and slush pulps, entailing a real reduction of the mill’s energy cost. That is important not only for us but also for our customers who realize the importance of sustainable industrial production. Toscotec has well understood our technological target as well as economical needs. Our partnership begun in 2009 with two new rewinders and continued in 2012 with an AHEAD line (PM2) until this new successful cooperation”, says Mrs. Irina Mozhaeva, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Syassky PPM.

Toscotec scope of supply for the new PM3 included AHEAD-1.5M crescent former tissue machine with a single layer headbox, single press configuration with suction pressure roll TT SPR1045, a 12 FT diameter Steel Yankee Dryer TT SYD-12FT and a reel section TT Reel-P. The delivery also included the stock preparation plant, gas heated hood and steam & condensate system as well as electrification & control system. Engineering and services (erection supervision, commissioning & start up assistance, training) completed the package.

JSC Syassky Pulp & Paper Mill

Founded in 1928 with the unique aim to cover the needs of the domestic market, in the last years Syassky PPM put in progress a huge investment process and has been reorganized as joint stock company with the result to be able to satisfy the growing demand for domestic but also for export markets.

Toscotec is a turnkey supplier to the global paper industry. Since 1948, Toscotec offers complete production lines, plant retrofits, turnkey projects, and individual machineries. Headquartered in Lucca, Italy, the Group serves all the leading paper producers with customized solutions, leveraging on the experience gained in more than 60 years of activities. Since 2013 Toscotec has been the market leader in tissue machines sales. Toscotec currently employs approx. 180 people.