Industrie Cartarie Tronchetti (ICT) in Montargis, France, successfully started up Metso-supplied tissue line on July 15, 2011. Metso’s delivery comprised a complete tissue production line with complete stock preparation equipment including OptiFiner RF refiners and an Advantage DCT 200 tissue machine. The tissue machine features an OptiFlo II TIS multi-layer headbox, a Metso Yankee cylinder, an Advantage AirCap hood, an Advantage WetDust dust management system and an Advantage SoftReel reel. Also included was the first installation of Metso’s new OptiThick DF disc filter. The production line is optimized to enhance final product quality and save energy. The delivery also comprised an extensive automation package including Metso DNA machine, process and drive controls, as well as a Metso IQ quality control system with non-nuclear Metso IQ Fiber Weight Measurement.
With a large width and an operating speed of 1,900 m/min, the new production line will produce 70,000 tons a year of high-quality facial, toilet and towel grades. The raw material for the new line will be virgin pulp.
Industrie Cartarie Tronchetti is headquartered in Lucca, Italy, and operates mills in Italy, Spain and Poland with a combined capacity of 400,000 tons a year, has a turnover of more than EUR 500 million and around 1,200 employees.