Syrian Producer Mediterranean Paper Mills goes for a new tissue machine
February 2010 - The Syrian Company Mediterranean Paper Mills (MPM) has chosen Italian Manufacturer Toscotec for the supply of a new tissue line to be installed in place of the actual TM#1 in the Jableh, Lattakia mill.
MPM is one of the well recognized tissue producer in the Syrian market, with ambitious plans for expansion and growth. The company was established in 1989 by Mr Ali Jalloul and is owned by the Jalloul family. Today MPM is producing and converting around 3.500 tons per year of toilet, facial and napkins for the local market. To better serve the growing Syrian market in terms of quantity and quality the company has decided to replace the old existing TM#1 fourdrinier machine with a last generation line.
The new Toscotec crescent former features a single layer headbox, single press configuration and Steel Yankee Dryer TT SYD 3200 MM. The scope of supply includes also approach flow system, upgrading of the existing stock preparation plant, steam heated hood, steam & condensate system as well as electrification&control system. Engineering and services (erection supervision, commissioning & start up assistance, training) complete the Toscotec package.
Machine speed will be up to 900 mpm with a trim width of 2250 mm, for a daily production of 40 tons. Thanks to its Crescent Former configuration and to the high level of technology (including the Toscotec Steel Yankee Dryer), the machine is extremely flexible and compact but capable of producing high quality tissue both from virgin pulp or waste paper. Its careful design allows to significantly reduce the civil works and the erection time as well as the energy consumption. The installation will be carried out within last quarter of this year.