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Toscotec-supplied PM2 tissue machine starts up following major rebuild at Sipat in Meknes, Morocco

By Mon, Dec 10, 2012
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LUCCA, Italy, Dec. 10, 2012 (Press Release) -The Moroccan tissue producer Sipat has been successfully started up PM2 machine in Meknes after a major rebuilding. The Italian company Toscotec has been the supplier of the rebuilding of the existing PM2 in crescent former. The dry end of the same PM2 was rebuilt in 2009 by Toscotec too.

The Sipat TM 2 started up smoothly according to the time schedule and produced a good-quality saleable product from the very beginning.

Sipat S.A. - Societé Industrielle Des Papiers Tissues, established in 1978, is owned by the El Kendouci family. With a production capacity of 16.000 tpy, the company can satisfy the request of the Moroccan market, capable of absorbing 70% of SIPAT's capacity, and exports the rest to other African markets. The production range includes mainly facial tissue, then toilet rolls, napkins, and kitchen towels.

Toscotec's delivery included a major rebuild of the original Toschi sloped wire forming section, which has been replaced with a Modulo Plustype crescent former with TT HEADBOX SL-T, a rebuild of the existing approach system and of the felt run as well as YD doctoring system. Furthermore electrification and a new machine control system completed the package. The project has been handled on a turnkey basis, including dismantling of the existing equipment, installation of the new machinery, start-up assistance and training services.

The new machine parts have been designed for an operative speed up to 1300 mpm with a reel width of 2750 mm.

The purpose of the PM2 rebuilding was to meet the regional growing market demand in terms of products quality and production capacity with an increased output, as well as to reduce energy consumption.

The fast delivery and installation timing combined with very good performances of the machine few days after the start up underline once more Toscotec leadership not only in providing capital projects to the tissue industry with innovative energy-savings concept, but also in managing complex and integrated rebuilds with fast pay-back time for the final customers.

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