Essel Kagit Turkey TWM May June 2020
“Turkey’s biggest tissue machine”: a drawing of Essel Kağıt's new line

Turkish tissue manufacturer Essel Kağıt has signed for the turnkey supply of a high-performance AHEAD 2.2L tissue line at its Osmaniye mill.

Supplied by Toscotec, the line has a net trim width of 5.7m and start-up is scheduled for autumn 2021.

The machinery supplier said it will be “Turkey’s biggest tissue machine”, adding: “With 270 tonnes per day it will also set the national record for highest production capacity.”

It will be completed by two OPTIMA slitter rewinders, Toscotec’s new rewinder line with tension and nip control for high quality winding.

Abdurrahman Esen, shareholder and general manager of Essel Kâğit, said: “This important investment is crucial for Essel’s expansion strategy in Turkey and other markets. We required the most energy-efficient and cutting-edge technology to support our growth and to continue serving our customers with the highest tissue quality at competitive prices.”

The line features a fully hydraulic TT Headbox ML-T with dilution control, a third generation TT SYD with optimised geometry for maximum heat transfer efficiency, TT NextPress shoe press technology, and high-recovery gas fired TT Hoods designed for cogeneration upgrade. 

Founded in 2005, Essel Cellulose and Paper Industry manufactures tissue jumbo rolls for tissue paper converters.