ST Tissue has invested in “the widest Steel Yankee ever to be manufactured”, according to supplier Toscotec.
The Franklin, Virginia-based mill will convert its F-5 machine to produce bathroom tissue and kitchen towel; Toscotec will rebuild the dry-end section and redesign the machine to convert it to dry crepe tissue.
Its current paper machine configuration consists of a forming section, nip-press section, dryers section and Reel drum and will be converted to dry crepe tissue machine keeping the existing fourdrinier.
The nip-press section will be redesigned to a felt run arrangement that includes new Toscotec dry end equipment.
Scope of supply includes TT SuctionPressRoll-SPR1045, an under machine broke pulper TT MachineBrokePulper-MBP75, and a TT SYD-12FT x 257” face width (6,530mm), which Toscotec said is the widest Steel Yankee Dryer ever manufactured.
The conversion is part of a series of investments that ST tissue is implementing in response to customer demand.
Founded in 2007, ST Paper & ST Tissue operate in Oconto Falls, WI and Isle of Wight, VA.