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Italian tissue producer Lucart has successfully started-up its PM4 tissue machine in Porcari, Lucca, after a rebuild undertaken by Toscotec.

The upgrade includes a modification of the forming section and the complete replacement of the old hood with a new Toscotec MONO Yankee Hood (TT Milltech -MYH) fed by natural gas and complete with relevant Air System and Heat Recovery System.

The upgrade of the wire section consists of the replacement of the forming roll and of the main white water saveall, as well as relocation of the headbox and breast roll.

PM4 is a Twin wire former with double press configuration for 2.7 m sheet width, dedicated for the white and coloured tissue paper jumbo reels.

The aim of the investment is to increase the production capacity up to 90tpd and the operating speed of 20% improving the formation quality and reducing the energetic consumptions.

Lucart Group is Europe’s largest producer of MG paper for flexible packaging and is one of the top 10 European manufacturers of paper and tissue products. Furthermore, Lucart is one of the European leading producers of Airlaid products. More than 60 years of experience have allowed Lucart to develop the necessary know-how and technology to create quality products that can satisfy customers’ requirements. The production capacity of Lucart Group is 300,000 tons/year with 10 paper machines and 52 converting lines.

The consolidated turnover is around €400m and the number of employees is around 1,200.