Moroccan Tissue Producer Sipat Starts Up TM 2 After Rebuild

Workers pose for a photo next to a parent roll of tissue coming off of the newly rebuilt TM 2.

Dec. 10, 2012 - Toscotec said that Moroccan tissue producer Sipat recently started up tissue machine #2 at its mill in Meknew in northern Morocco after a major rebuild of the machine's crescent former.

According to Toscotec, TM 2 started up smoothly and on schedule.

The scope of Toscotec's project included a major rebuild of the original Toschi sloped wire forming section, which has been replaced with a Plus-type crescent former with TT HEADBOX SL-T, a rebuild of the existing approach system and of the felt run, as well as YD doctoring system.

The project also included electrical work and a new machine control system.

The project was handled on a turnkey basis, including dismantling of the existing equipment, installation of the new machinery, start-up assistance and training services, Toscotec said.

After the rebuild, the design speed of TM 2 is up to 1300 mpm with a reel width of 2750 mm.

The focus of the project centered on increasing the machine's capacity and product quality, as well as a reduction in energy consumption.

Established in 1978, Sipat S.A. (Societe Industrielle Des Papiers Tissues) is owned by the El Kendouci family. The company has a production capacity of 16.000 tpy — 70% of which is sold on the Moroccan market and the remainder exported to other African markets. Products primarily include: facial tissue, toilet rolls, napkins, and kitchen towels.

SOURCE: Toscotec