WEPA chooses again Toscotec to upgrade Cassino tissue plant in Italy.

Lucca, 25/02/2016 Toscotec, the Lucca-based supplier of advanced solutions for the tissue and paper industry, has been awarded to provide a major rebuild to the WEPA PM#13 machine located in Cassino, Italy.

This new project will complete the multiple steps of the plant upgrade assigned to Toscotec and started in 2010 with the rebuild of the original machine into crescent former and continued in 2013 with the installation of Toscotec-Milltech Yankee Hood complete with Heat Recovery system, and in summer 2015 with the optimization of the stock preparation lines including a Toscotec TT SAF® concept delivery. 

The Cassino plant is located in the Centre of Italy, close to Rome; it is part of WEPA Group – an European leading company in tissue manufacture. The mill is an important and modern facility, which is completely integrated with a tissue machine, converting lines and automatic storage system. Its capacity is more than 60.000 t/year.  

The new rebuild is featuring a double layer fully hydraulic TT Headbox-MLT including polished pipes, a TT SYD-18FT with deckle insulation and the Yankee steam & condensate removal system. 

The supply will be provided on a turn-key basis including engineering, supervision and installation. The start up is scheduled on late summer this year.

This investment will allow WEPA to have a state of the art machine with the best available technology. The mill will optimize the production cycle (enlarging also the trim width at the reel) and achieve a real improvement in paper quantity and quality, while decreasing energy consumption and therefore the environmental impact.

The new TT SYD will be the largest steel dryer ever installed in Europe on a tissue machine re-stating the leadership of Toscotec in this tissue machinery line segment.

The project has been assigned to Toscotec considering the good cooperation since several years, Toscotecs high level of professionalism and the excellent project handling during the construction and start-up of two new paper machines in the WEPA plants in Lille/ France and Giershagen/ Germany last year.  

About Toscotec

Toscotec is a turnkey supplier to the global tissue industry. Since 1948, Toscotec offers complete production lines, plant retrofits, turnkey projects, and individual machineries.  Headquartered in Lucca, the nerve center of the Italian paper district, with offices in China and North America, the Group serves all the leading paper producers with customized solutions, leveraging on the experience gained in more than 60 years of activities. Key to the Group’s success is the engineering and R&D department, run by a team of highly qualified engineers. Toscotec currently employs approx. 180 people.