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

Japan’s Marutomi Group has invested in two MODULO-PLUS ES tissue lines.

Supplied by Toscotec, the machines will be installed at Marutomi Paper’s mill and at Ono Paper’s mill in Fuji city, Shizuoka, Japan.

Start-up is scheduled for the first and second half of 2019.

The scope of supply includes two MODULO-PLUS ES (Energy Saving) tissue machines featuring a second generation Steel Yankee Dryer TT SYD, steam-heated hoods TT Milltech-DYH, and the shoe press TT NextPress.

Each of the MODULO-PLUS ES machines has a sheet width of 2.8m, an operating speed of 1,500m/min, and an annual production of over 22,000 tonnes.

The scope is the same for both machines and comprises Toscotec’s patented TT SAF (Short Approach Flow) system, a pope reel automatic shaft return system, an in-line shaft puller and the tissue machine’s dust and mist removal systems.

Toscotec will supply its proprietary Distributed Control System TT DCS, which was developed specifically for these projects on a Mitsubishi platform, in cooperation with the Japanese Corporation.

Takeo Sano, president of Marutomi Paper Co, said: “We have been running a TT SYD for four years now and are very impressed with its performance.

“We have very high expectations in terms of both product quality and energy efficiency.”

This is a repeated order for Toscotec, which supplied a Steel Yankee Dryer TT SYD-12FT to Marutomi Paper in 2013.