Lithuanian tissue producer Grigiskes has boosted its tissue capacity by 110tpd after it invested in a new Toscotec line.

The machine design speed is 1,900 mpm with a net web width of 2,750 mm.

It includes an AHEAD-1.5S crescent former tissue machine with single-layer headbox, single press configuration and a Steel Yankee Dryer (TT SYD-15FT), machine auxiliaries including vacuum pumps, stock preparation plant for virgin pulp and electrification and control system.

Milltech will provide a natural gas heated hood with a three stages heat recovery system, machine dust and mist removal system, hall ventilation system.

A two unwind stands tissue slitter rewinder TT WIND-M and an automatic roll handling system complete the supply.

Grigiskes was established in 1823 when the first paper factory was founded in Kuckuriskes that has since been incorporated into Grigiskes Group, which now has 900 staff.

Grigiskes paper mill is a private company that belongs to the Grigiskes Group which operates three PMs with an annual tissue paper production of 28,000 tonnes.

Gintautas Pangonis, president of Grigiskes, said: “The turnkey project will be focused on energy savings and low emission concepts with a great attention to the environmental issues.

“For us, the environment is a main issue. We have been trying to reduce CO2 production for some years now.”

With a market share of 41% for toilet paper and 33% for kitchen towels in Lithuania, Grigiskes exports more than 60% of its production to 22 countries worldwide.

In early 2011, the company modernised the dry section of its existing TM5 with the installation of a Toscotec Steel Yankee Dryer TT SYD-4200MM.

The project was successful and it enabled energy savings of 25% as well as a 40% increase in capacity.

Lithuania’s Grigiskes boosts production capacity after investing in the new tissue line
Lithuania’s Grigiskes boosts production capacity after investing in the new tissue line