Bel Papyrus Starts Up Toscotec-supplied Tissue Machine in Nigeria

Toscotec supplied Bel Papyrus Ltd with a 23,000 tpy AHEAD 1.5S crescent former tissue machine at its paper mill in Lagos, Nigeria.

July 12, 2013 - Nigerian tissue producer Bel Papyrus Ltd, in June started up the company's new Toscotec-supplied tissue machine installed in Lagos, Nigeria.

The new machine's average production is 23,000 tons per year.

Toscotec's scope of supply includes an AHEAD 1.5S crescent former tissue machine with a single-layer headbox, single press configuration and a Steel Yankee Dryer (TT SYD 12FT), machine auxiliaries, a stock preparation plant for virgin pulp and for recycled paper including deinking cells, 2-loop washer system and a hot dispersion system, along with the electrification starting from medium voltage cabinets and control system.

The supply contract also includes a steam generator, air compressors, a three unwind stands tissue slitter rewinder TT WIND-P with a calendering station and a jumbo reel wrapping machine.

The machine's design speed is 1800 mpm with a net web width of 2850 mm.

The project has been managed by Toscotec on an EPC (Engineering and Procurement) basis.

The new tissue machine will bolster Bel Papyrus as a leading tissue producer in the West African tissue market (ECOWAS countries), increasing the company’s total production capacity to over 45,000 tpy.

Bel Papyrus is a member of the Boulos Group Of Companies.

Toscotec said that it is currently conducting an on-site study for the Boulos Group in Nigeria of the layout of paper mill number 4, which is expected have a capacity of 28,000 tpy and start production in September 2015.

Founded in Lucca, Italy in 1948, Toscotec designs, manufactures and delivers complete plants and equipment for the production of tissue, paper and board. Besides its headquarters Lucca, Toscotec has two other locations: Toscotec Asia & Pacific in Shanghai (China) and Toscotec America in Green Bay, Wisconsin (USA). For more information, visit:

SOURCE: Toscotec