Toscotec finalizes a drying section rebuild at Cartiera San Giorgio, Italy.

The dryer section of PM1 at Cartiera San Giorgio, Italy.

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Cartiera San Giorgio successfully started up its PM1 after the complete rebuilt of its dryer section by Toscotec.

PM1 has a trim width of 2,500 mm, and produces wet creped tissue in the basis weight range from 30 to 50 gsm, using virgin cellulose and recycled paper.

Following the installation of a TT SYD Steel Yankee Dryer that replaced PM1’s existing cast-iron Yankee in 2012, Toscotec has now completed the full upgrade of the drying section of this paper machine by rebuilding the post-dryer section. The rebuild supply included eight TT SteelDryers designed for an operating steam pressure of 10 barg, and the tail threading system installed between the TT SYD and the post-dryer section. The project also includes the engineering design, on site erection, commissioning and start-up assistance. 

Alessandro Ardinghi, owner of Cartiera San Giorgio, comments: “The targets of this rebuild have been fully accomplished. We optimized PM1’s production and significantly improved the moisture profile on the edges. We have known Toscotec for many years, and we are happy with how they managed the project and delivered on the results we expected.”

Gian Luca Fornesi, Head of Sales Application at Toscotec, says, “With this project, Toscotec confirmed its ability to address and resolve specific production problems. For Cartiera San Giorgio, we carried out a survey and developed a custom-made design for their TT SteelDryers, in order to meet their needs and eliminate their production bottlenecks.”

About Cartiera San Giorgio
Founded in 1974, Cartiera San Giorgio manufactures wet creped tissue jumbo rolls and tissue products for the AfH market. The current production capacity is 21,000 tpy. Its product range for the AfH and private label markets includes towels dispensers and tissue products used in working environments.  

Source: Toscotec