Toscotec to replace Yankee and steam plant at PAPECO in France


French tissue manufacturer Papeteries du Cotentin (PAPECO), purchased a TT SYD Steel Yankee Dryer and a complete high-performance steam and condensate plant from Toscotec to fully replace their existing cast iron dryer and steam system on PM3 at their Orval sur Sienne mill in Normandy. The project includes modifications to the machine for the new steam system and it is planned for start-up in the third quarter of 2024. 

Targets: Production increase and energy efficiency
Compared with the existing cast iron Yankee, the new TT SYD will significantly increase PM3’s production capacity, guarantee higher operational safety, and deliver energy savings. 

TT SYD: Toscotec’s undisputed market leadership 
With more than 260 TT SYD sold globally, Toscotec holds a large majority of the market share of Steel Yankee Dryers. In the European tissue market, it has close to 95% of the market share, but it is present in more than 45 countries across 5 continents.

Emmanuel Coulon, General Manager of PAPECO, says “The installation of this TT SYD is aimed at increasing the energy efficiency of our production, in line with our strong commitment to resource efficiency of which the use of locally sourced recycled fibers is also a big part. The steel Yankee will increase reliability and operational safety at our mill.”

Riccardo Gennai, Toscotec Sales Manager, says, “We are happy to begin this new cooperation with PAPECO and are confident that they will gain the competitive advantage to support their growth in the market. Our third generation design Steel Yankee delivers the highest possible drying efficiency in the tissue industry, which is decisive factor for any tissue manufacturer.”  

Founded in 1990, PAPECO produces industrial wiping rolls, medical sheets, and toilet tissue. It is a socially responsible company whose capital is 100% owned by its employees. Inspired by the principles of circular production and consumption, PAPECO makes 95% of its purchases from French SMEs, while only products not available in France are purchased abroad. The raw materials used for paper making are recycled paper collected in France. 

Riccardo Gennai
Sales Manager, Tissue division Toscotec

PAPECO’s mill at Orval sur Sienne in Normandy, France.


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