Successful start-up of the Toscotec delivered TM19 at the WEPA Giershagen mill in Germany

After one year of work, the new tissue line of WEPA Giershagen (Germany) has been started-up on October 27, 2015, far in advance of the schedule and only 13 months after the delivery agreement signing.

By expanding the production output of tissue paper, the WEPA  will optimize the existing procurement and logistics structures in Europe, thus enhancing the competitiveness of the entire group.

Mr. Frank Folcz, Wepa Hygieneprodukte GmbH Mill Manager at Giershagen site said: “ We are very excited for this new project, the new AHEAD line will increase the site’s production of 32,000 tpy with high quality tissue. The erection of the machinery and the start-up phases were optimally performed thanks to the experienced collaboration between Toscotec and Wepa teams.” 

The turn key Toscotec delivery for the new TM#19, based on the best available technology, included a stock preparation system for virgin pulp, an AHEAD-2.0S tissue machine, TM and plant auxiliaries, electrification & control systems. Full engineering, erection, erection supervision, training, start-up and commissioning completed the Toscotec’s scope of supply.

With a design speed of 2.000 mpm, the tissue machine is equipped with  single layer headbox, double press configuration, TT SYD-15FT and Milltech Hood, Dust & Mist removal system.

The new line will produce, among the other grades, high-quality super-soft toilet tissue.



About Toscotec S.p.A.

Toscotec is a turnkey technology supplier to the global paper industry, offering a complete suite of solutions for 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.