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

Sofidel America has invested in two AHEAD-2.0L tissue lines at its new integrated mill in Inola, Oklahoma.

Supplied by Toscotec, start-up is scheduled for the last quarter of 2019 for PM1 and for the first quarter of 2020 for PM2.

The supply includes two AHEAD-2.0L tissue machines equipped with second generation TT SYD and gas-fired TT Milltech-DYH Duosystem Hoods; each AHEAD-2.0L machine features a sheet trim of 5.5m and an operating speed of 2,000m/min, and is designed for an annual production capacity of over 80,000 tonnes.

The project’s turnkey scope includes the boiler plant, the compressed air station, the bridge crane, the shaft puller, the roll handling and wrapping systems, the chemical preparation system, the hall ventilation system and the water treatment system (Fresh Water Treatment Plant and Waste Water Treatment Plant).

The two tissue lines will produce toilet paper and towels and will process 100% pre-dried virgin pulp.

Construction of the plant started in March 2018 and will be completed by mid-2020.