Tissue World Magazine
Alexandra Stuthridge, Technical Business Manager, BioProducts Institute (BPI)

Spanish tissue manufacturer LC Paper has increased its competitiveness after it signed a contract with Toscotec and sister company Milltech to deliver a major dry-end rebuild of its PM2.

Based in Besalu, start-up of the rebuild is expected in the second quarter of 2014.

The delivery includes a major rebuild of the PM2 dry end and press section, which will be replaced with a TT DOES (Drying Optimisation for Energy Saving) package.

This will feature a double presses solution with a rebuild of the felt run, a new TT SYD-15FT with doctoring system and a Duo-system Yankee hood, SMART eMT type from Milltech.

Maximum drying production with a machine trim width at reel of 3,050mm will be 130tpd.

LC Paper chief executive Joan Vila said: ‚ÄĚAfter a detailed analysis of our project we decided to choose Milltech and Toscotec again for the innovative solution they are able to provide.‚ÄĚ

LC Paper was established in 1881 and produces niche tissue products on two tissue machines, producing 45,000tpy of tissue for the AfH market.

In 1993, the company introduced a cogeneration plant.

It was the first plant with a diesel engine of 6.5MW in Spain that was expanded in 1999 with a second 6 MW engine.

In 2009, LC Paper launched PM3 with a patented process that takes gases from the cogeneration plant to dry the paper by means of an innovative hood provided by Milltech.

In 2011 the first diesel engine was sold and in 2012 LC paper installed a new gas engine. Some 6 MW of this energy will be used to feed the new hood by Milltech on PM2, with a further decrease of energy consumption.