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Italy, Oct 22, 2012 - On October 12, 2012, MP Hygiene started up their new Toscotec supplied complete tissue production line at their facility in Annonay, Ardeche Department on Rhone-Alps Region, France.

Due to the excellent cooperation between MP Hygiene and Toscotec the TM 1 machine started up smoothly on schedule, fifteen months after the order signature of the turn key contract.

The new Toscotec's line includes AHEAD-1.5S crescent former tissue machine with single-layer headbox, double press configuration and a Steel Yankee Dryer (TT SYD 12FT), machine auxiliaries, stock preparation plant for virgin pulp and electrification & control system.
The scope of supply includes also: a boiler plant, air compressors, turbo-blowers for vacuum production, steam generator and a cascade heat exchanger system for the hood heat recovery. A three unwind stands tissue slitter rewinder TT WIND-H and an automatic roll handling system complete the supply.
The machine design speed is 1900 mpm with a net web width of 2820 mm and with an average production of 100 tpd. The project has been fully managed by Toscotec on an EPC (Engineering Procurement and Construction) basis.

The AHEAD tissue plant concept has been developed with a great attention to the energy saving and low emission as well as to the environmental issues and the impact on the site. The new line will allow the French Company to guarantee its own requirements for the existing converting facilities.

Before the start up of the tissue machine MP Hygiene, settled in 1998, represented five industrial (AFH) divisions, with ten converting lines and three production sites over 34,000 m2. Its logistics hub of 18,000 m2 makes it possible to deliver all volumes of order, from one pallet to a whole truck, while continuous investment in research has opened the way for innovative products, such as DESL® technology, which adds resistance to paper wipes, or the Evadis® range of non-touch wiping systems.

“One of the major reasons for choosing Toscotec - said Marc Miribel President of MP Hygiene - was their flexibility in dealing with Customers and their references worldwide in turn key solutions and energy savings concept. The great ability in managing the whole project and the very smooth start up confirmed we have done the right choice that will give us opportunity to grow successfully in our business”.
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