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Cartiera Confalone boosts capacity with Toscotec investment

Cartiera Confalone has invested in a new advanced production base in Montoro, Avellino.

The plant includes an automated warehouse and an AHEAD 2.2 tissue line supplied by Toscotec on a turnkey basis.

The supplier said the mill represents the biggest tissue investment in the south of Italy in the last twenty years.

Start-up is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2020.

The new tissue line consists of one AHEAD 2.2 tissue machine equipped with TT NextPress, a second generation TT SYD and gas-fired hoods designed with numerous stages of energy recovery.

The sheet trim is 2.8m, the design speed is 2,200 m/min and it has a production capacity of over 35,000tpy.

The tissue line is dedicated to the production of toilet tissue, napkins and towels and it will process 100% pre-dried virgin pulp and converting broke.

The turnkey supply also includes the complete stock preparation, Toscotec’s patented TT SAF (Short Approach Flow) ensuring a higher operation efficiency, the complete electrical and control system, including the DCS and the QCS and the dust and mist removal systems for the tissue machine.

The vacuum plant, an automatic vibration monitoring system for the tissue machine and the hall ventilation system will complete the supply.

The turnkey scope includes two newly designed OPTIMA 2200 slitter rewinders.

Gaetano Confalone, sole director of Cartiera Confalone, said: “This Toscotec line represents a key technological investment for our mill. We have been working with Toscotec for over 20 years, since the project of our first tissue line.

“This line will be key to the future growth of our brand.”

Cartiera Confalone has origins dating back to 1800, when a paper mill was opened in Maiori for the production of handmade paper, Cartiera Confalone produced flattened and creped paper until its conversion into tissue paper in the 1970s.

It is a family-run business focusing on the production of toilet paper, kitchen roll, napkins and jumbo rolls of various width.