Toscotec’s AHEAD 2.2 tissue machine at Europap Tezol Kağit’s mill in Mersin, Turkey

Europap Tezol Kağit has started-up a Toscotec-supplied AHEAD 2.2 tissue machine at its integrated production facility in Mersin, Turkey.  

The line features a sheet trim width of 2.9m, has an operating speed of 2,100m/min, and an annual production capacity of over 40,000 tons.  

It is equipped with Toscotec’s upgraded design TT NextPress shoe press, a third-generation TT SYD, TT BulkyReel for optimal preservation of bulk and softness, and high efficiency TT Hood with the automatic balancing system TT DryingEquilibrium. 

The project also included two OPTIMA slitter rewinders, with the first already in operation, and the second scheduled for installation soon.  

Ahmet Şenyaşa, Factories Director at Europap Tezol Kağit, said: “We are confident that this state-of-the-art tissue line will allow us to meet the high quality standards of our customer base, especially in terms of the softness and hand feel of our super-prime brands.” 

The supply also included the complete stock preparation system, Toscotec’s patented TT SAF DD (Short Approach Flow system with Double Dilution) to ensure electrical consumption reduction, as well as electrification and controls, and dust and mist removal systems.  

Established in 2000, Europap Tezol is a major manufacturer in the Turkish tissue market and operates three tissue mills in Turkey with integrated converting, in Torbali-Izmir and in Mersin-Tarsus.  

Its annual capacity is 93,000 tons and this will be increased to over 133,000 tons with the new line.