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Saudi Paper Group boosts premium capacity

Saudi Paper Group (SPG) has invested in a Toscotec-supplied AHEAD 2.2S tissue line at its Dammam paper mill.

PM2 will produce premium quality tissue from virgin pulp and start-up is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2022.

The AHEAD 2.2S line has a sheet trim width of 2.8m, a maximum operating speed of 2,100mpm, and a production capacity of 30,000tpy.

It is equipped with TT NextPress new shoe press design, a third-generation design TT SYD Steel Yankee Dryer with patented deckle head insulation, and high efficiency TT Hood.

The supply includes the stock preparation system and Toscotec’s patented TT SAF® (Short Approach Flow) featuring a double dilution system that reduces electrical consumption to a minimum.

Yousseri Abdel Hamid Abdel Aziz El Bishry, Chief Executive of Saudi Paper Group, said the TM will increase its production capacity from 100,000 to 130,000 tonnes per year.

“It is a strategic expansion for our group, and we believe in the importance of equipping ourselves with leading-edge technology that will allow us to achieve our production targets with optimal performance and energy efficiency, delivering the highest quality to our customers.”