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Lucart targets premium market with latest investment

Italy’s Lucart has started up a Toscotec-supplied AHEAD-2.0S tissue machine and a TT WIND-H slitter rewinder at its Porcari mill in Lucca.

The machine has a paper width of 2.8m, an operating speed of 2,000m/min and will produce 125tpd.

It features a shoe press TT NextPress, a second-generation TT SYD Steel Yankee Dryer, gas-fired TT Milltech-DYH hoods, and a new pope reel.

The forming section of the AHEAD-2.0S machine is designed for future integration of TT S-Crescent technology.

The scope of supply also includes erection supervision, commissioning, start-up assistance and personnel training programmes.

Massimo Pasquini, chief executive of Lucart, said: “Our sustained growth is driven by careful investments.

“We set the highest standards for our suppliers when it comes to environmental protection.”

He added that the Toscotec technology offers energy-efficiency advantage.

He said: “Another important consideration for this choice was tissue quality. This line will be dedicated to premium products, with higher bulk and superior hand feel.”

Lucart has voluntarily undergone an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the AHEAD-2.0S project, in order to improve the environmental performance of its new production line that replaced an existing MG paper machine.

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