Toscotec to rebuild dry-end section and redesign PM 5 at ST Tissue's mill in Franklin, VA
Toscotec has been chosen to supply ST Tissue in Franklin, Virginia, with the widest Steel Yankee ever to be manufactured. ST Tissue F-5 machine will be converted to produce bathroom tissue and kitchen towel.
The market leader in Steel Yankee Technology, Toscotec will rebuild the dry-end section and redesign the F-5 machine to convert it to dry crepe tissue.
The current paper machine configuration, consisting in a forming section, nip-press section, dryers section and Reel drum, will be converted to dry crepe tissue machine keeping the existing fourdrinier and redesigning the nip-press section to felt run arrangement which includes new Toscotec dry end equipment. Toscotec scope of supply includes TT SuctionPressRoll-SPR1045, an under machine broke pulper TT MachineBrokePulper-MBP75, and a TT SYD-12FT x 257” face width (6530 mm), the widest Steel Yankee Dryer ever manufactured.
The TT SYD-12FT, second generation rib design, fits the customer needs thanks to the high drying capacity performance and energy saving concept which includes Toscotec’s Patented Head Insulation.
All the existing drying drums will be removed, and a new Toscotec tail feeding system will be provided and installed between the Toscotec Steel Yankee and the existing pope reel.
Erection supervision, commissioning and start up will be performed by Toscotec Service Team.
The PM5 conversion is part of a plan of investments that ST tissue has decided to implement with the aim to follow the market's demand.
About ST Paper & ST Tissue
Founded in 2007 by Sharad Tak and his son Sahil Tak, ST Paper & ST Tissue operate in Oconto Falls, WI and Isle of Wight, VA, respectively. In 2012 the Tak's purchased a portion of a shuttered paper mill in Isle of Wight, VA from International Paper and transformed it into a tissue mill by 2013. In the process, ST Tissue helped revitalized the surrounding communities by bringing back almost 90 direct jobs and hundreds more indirect jobs