The scope of work includes the engineering, erection supervision, commissioning, start-up assistance and training


Image: Officials from Toscotec and JSC Yarpaper. Photo: courtesy of Toscotec S.p.A. P.Iva.

JSC Yarpaper, a producer of paper and cardboard, has selected Italian firm Toscotec for a major rebuild of paper machine, PM1, at Yaroslavl mill, located northeast of Moscow, Russia.

Under the contract, Toscotec will be responsible for the supply of the approach flow system, including screens, fan pumps, TT Headbox-H fitted with dilution control system and a Fourdrinier make up.

Additionally, the sheet path in the press section will be optimised, including the sheet transfer to the dryer section.

Toscotec will also supply a new complete dryer section, with 35 TT SteelDryers designed to operate at 10 barg, along with framing, canvas rolls, doctors, stabilisation boxes, stretchers, guiding and tail threading system as well as the mechanical drives for the entire paper machine.

The scope of work includes the engineering, erection supervision, commissioning, start-up assistance and training.

Rebuilding project aims to modify the entire paper machine

JSC Yarpaper board of directors chairman Sergey Dotsenko said: “This operation represents a strategic investment aimed to improve product quality, increase our production output and efficiency.

“As an FSC-certified manufacturer, we are focused on the sustainability of our operations. After the joint evaluation of the project, we selected Toscotec because of their understanding of our needs and development of the best technical solution in order to increase the process and drying efficiency of PM1.

“This is in step with boosting its capacity and expanding the product range from 90 to 160 gsm. The rebuild will be in line with our environmental standards.”

With a wire sheet width of 2,830mm, the PM1 is equipped to produce test liner and fluting in the range of 100 to 150 gsm, using 100% waste paper.

The rebuilding project will modify the entire paper machine, including the approach flow system and sets ambitious targets of production increase and quality improvement.

Toscotec sales application head Gian Luca Fornesi said: “This is our first important paper & board project in Russia. Thanks to the support of Pulp & Paper Processes, Ltd., we are glad to enter the Russian market with such a recognised producer and such an extensive rebuild, which spans from the approach flow to the wet section of the paper machine, down to the dryer section.

“Most sections will be newly designed, or extensively rebuilt, to achieve a substantial production increase.

“During the project evaluation, we assessed a number of possible solutions for the customer and we are confident that our rebuild will eliminate the main bottlenecks of this production line.”

In May 2019, Toscotec was selected by cardboard producer Cartiera Marchigiana to completely rebuild the dryer section of its paper machine (PM1) at Montelupone, Macerata, Italy.