Wepa starts up the new Toscotec tissue line in Lille, France

October, 2015 – The WEPA Group announces the successful start-up of the new Toscotec’s tissue line installed in Lille, France. The machine came easily on stream after the commissioning period and is now producing high quality tissue products according to the guaranteed technological parameters.

Established in 1948, WEPA started out as a trading company, grew to become a processing company, and since 1958 it has been successfully running its core business as a paper manufacturer, until  to be now one of the largest manufacturers in the German Industry for hygiene paper product, and one of the four largest supplier in Europe.

The new Toscotec's line, based on the best available technology, includes an AHEAD-2.0 crescent former tissue machine with TT Headbox-MLT double-layer, a Steel Yankee Dryer (TT SYD-15FT), Milltech hood, steam&condensate and dust removal system. The supply also comprises stock preparation plant for virgin pulp, vacuum plant, boiler plant, air compressors and electrification & control system and an automatic roll handling system. Erection, supervision and training are also included in the scope of the furniture.

With a net web width of 2820 mm and a maximum drying capacity of 120 tpd, the new tissue line has a capacity of 35,000 tpa. The new machine started up at Wepa Lille site, is already running at the maximum operating speed of 2,000 mpm with great satisfaction of WEPA and Toscotec team.

“This new project strengthens the collaboration with Toscotec,  our trusted partner in tissue machinery supply – says Mr. Martin Krengel, President of WEPA. All the start-up phases were performed very well and the machine has achieved excellent performance with high quality tissue at 2,000 mpm just a month after the take-over.

Our readiness to invest in state-of-the-art machinery, choosing the right partner, makes our sustained orientation to the future a success”.

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.