Toscotec-supplied AHEAD 2.2 tissue machine and OPTIMA slitter rewinder have recently been started up at Saudi Paper Group’s (SPG) Dammam mill in Saudi Arabia. The AHEAD 2.2 line has a sheet trim width of 2,850 mm, a maximum operating speed of 2,100 m/min, and an annual production capacity of over 30,000 tons.
Apr 26, 2023
Machines supplied by Toscotec, namely the AHEAD 2.2 tissue machine and OPTIMA slitter rewinder have been started up by Saudi Paper Group (SPG) at its Dammam mill in Saudi Arabia. The new machine (PM2) is already producing high-quality tissue. In 2022, SPG placed a new order with Toscotec for the full-on turnkey supply of a new tissue line, including an AHEAD 2.2L machine (PM5) and two OPTIMA 2600L slitter rewinders.
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The AHEAD 2.2 line has a sheet trim width of 2,850 mm, a maximum operating speed of 2,100 m/min, and an annual production capacity of over 30,000 tons. Equipped with Toscotec’s upgraded shoe press design TT NextPress, a third-generation TT SYD Steel Yankee Dryer with patented deckle head insulation, and high-efficiency TT Hood, the tissue machine ensures optimal energy efficiency. Toscotec also supplied the stock preparation system and its patented Short Approach Flow with double dilution, which guarantees a further reduction of electrical consumption. The project is slated to add 65,000 tons to the group’s annual capacity in 2024.