15.11.2011

Toscotec to supply complete tissue plant to Romania’s Petrocart

Italian leading paper machinery manufacturer Toscotec will supply a complete tissue production line to the Romanian Company Petrocart. The tissue line will be installed at Piatra Neamt capital of the Neamt district in the Moldavia historical region. The line will be started up at the beginning of 2013. The project enjoyed a contribution granted by EEC and was assigned to Toscotec after an official tender procedure.

Petrocart was first set up in 1908. On June 1925 the company was registered under the name of ‘Paper and Raw Cardboard Mill' Piatra Neamt. Since 1948, the company has been known as "Commune of Paris Paper and Cardboard Mill" Piatra Neamt. The present name, SC Petrocart SA Piatra Neamt, was adopted in 1990.

Actually the company, that employees 300 people, is listed on the Bucharest Stock Exchange and the shares are marketed on the RASDAQ market. The main Petrocart shareholder is the Petroact Association.

Petrocart manufactures paper and cardboard for various purposes. In Romania, it is the sole producer of triplex and electro-technical cardboard. The present company's supply consists of four types of products in various ranges: cardboard for transformers, cardboard for electric machines, triplex cardboard and tissue paper.

The tissue paper is produced with heat treated recycled paper. Helga, Salmo and Fana are well-known tissue paper brands produced by Petrocart.

"Green since 1908" is the Petrocart slogan. By its means, the company acknowledges the values of quality, tradition and interest in the environment and the community.
According to this slogan and to this philosophy the new Toscotec project will be focused on reduced energy consumptions, usage of waste paper in the manufacturing process, recovery and re-usage of the process water, low emissions (noise and pollutants) as well as on green energy usage with the application of a cogeneration plant feeding with waste gases the machine hood and the boiler plant.

Toscotec delivery, based on a turn-key concept, includes a virgin pulp stock preparation line, upgrade and implementation of the existing waste paper plant, flotation units for water recovery technology, a MODULO Plus tissue machine with single-layer headbox, double press configuration and Toscotec steel Yankee cylinder TT SYD 12FT. The supply will also comprise an extensive electrification and controls package, tissue machine auxiliaries like hood, steam & condensate system, vacuum system and additional plants. A three unwind stands Toscotec rewinder TT WIND-M will complete the package.

With a width of 2,85m and a design speed of 1,500 m/min, the new production line will produce 75 tons a day of high-quality toilet and towel grades.

Toscotec is one of the market leaders for medium-sized tissue machines with numerous installations worldwide.
With this latest order the company can claim, among these projects, seven references in Europe since 2009.