Saudi Paper Group's CEO Yousseri Abdel Hamid Abdel Aziz El Bishry, and Toscotec's CEO Alessandro Mennucci
Contract signing - (L-r) Saudi Paper Group's CEO Yousseri Abdel Hamid Abdel Aziz El Bishry, and Toscotec's CEO Alessandro Mennucci

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

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‚Äôs patented TT SAF¬ģ (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.

‚ÄúIt 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.‚ÄĚ

Founded in 1989 as a private enterprise, SPG has three subsidiaries specialising in tissue jumbo rolls manufacturing – the Saudi Paper Manufacturing Company (SPMC), tissue converting, and paper recycling.