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WEPA Giershagen has increased its high quality tissue capacity by 32,000tpy after it started up a Toscotec-supplied AHEAD line.

The turnkey Toscotec delivery for the new TM#19 is based on the best available technology and includes a stock preparation system for virgin pulp, an AHEAD-2.0S tissue machine, TM and plant auxiliaries, electrification and control systems.

With a design speed of 2,000mpm, the tissue machine is equipped with single layer headbox, double press configuration, TT SYD-15FT and Milltech Hood, dust and mist removal system.‹The new line will produce, among the other grades, high-quality super-soft toilet tissue.

Frank Folcz, Wepa Hygieneprodukte mill manager at Giershagen, said: “We are very excited for this new project, the new AHEAD line will increase the site’s production of 32,000 tpy with high quality tissue.”

By expanding the production output of tissue paper, the WEPA will optimise the existing procurement and logistics structures in Europe, enhancing the competitiveness of the entire group.