Toscotec has started up on 16 January, according to the project time schedule, a new AHEAD 1.5M tissue line for Chinese Ningxia Bauhinia Paper Co.Ltd, located in Yinchuan. Ningxia Bauhinia Paper Co. Ltd. was founded in 1989 and is part of Ningxia Zijinghua Group. The company started as a township enterprise and with this new successful investment, has increased its annual production capacity up to 100.000 tpy with 2000 employees and ranks the Top 10 tissue producers in China. http://www.toscotec.com/
Toscotec supply included AHEAD 1.5M crescent former tissue machine with single-layer headbox and double press configuration, 15’ Steel Yankee Dryer (TT SYD 15FT) a Milltech steam heated hood, machine auxiliaries, approach flow system, electrification and control system. Machine speed is up to 1500 mpm with a net trim width of 3450 mm. The start up curve was very smooth and the machine already reached a stable speed of 1300 mpm few days after the start up with a 13 gsm product despite the outside very difficult weather condition with -20°C temperature.
The strong cooperation between customer and Toscotec teams made possible to start the production by mid of January before the Chinese new year and the Italian supplier is now performing the normal ‘baby-sitting’ activities on-site through the personnel of its Toscotec Asia & Pacific team. Thanks also to the recent acquisition of Milltech, Toscotec can now provide advanced energy saving solution adding a lot of value to the Chinese projects where lack of natural gas is a constant. Furthermore the fast growing Toscotec Asia & Pacific experienced team can provide qualified services to the demanding Chinese market. These successful factors allowed Toscotec to get 15 new machine orders in the Mainland China in the last three years.