Saudi Arabia

Juthor Paper Manufacturing, part of Mepco Group, has started up a complete tissue line including an Ahead 2.2L tissue machine and two Optima slitter rewinders supplied by Toscotec on a turnkey basis at its new tissue mill in Kaec, Saudi Arabia

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Customer: Juthor Paper Manufacturing – Mepco Group

Production: Tissue

Supplier: Toscotec

Description: Juthor Paper Manufacturing, part of Mepco Group, has started up a complete tissue line including an Ahead 2.2L tissue machine and two Optima slitter rewinders supplied by Toscotec on a turnkey basis at its new tissue mill in Kaec, Saudi Arabia. With this start up, Mepco, a leading containerboard manufacturer, effectively enters the tissue market.

Details: The scope includes the entire tissue production line from cellulose bale handling to the wrapping and labelling of the finished wound jumbo rolls. The double-width Ahead 2.2L line features a maximum design speed of 2,200 m/min and an annual production capacity of over 60,000 tons. It is equipped with a shoe press TT NextPress of upgraded design, a third-generation TT SYD Steel Yankee Dryer, and high efficiency TT Hood-Multigen with integrated cogeneration air system. The two Optima 2600L slitter rewinders ensure the preservation of superior bulk and softness. The Ahead machine is perfectly integrated with the mill’s CHP system, in order to tap on its secondary heat production to meet the thermal energy needs of the tissue production line. The drying section of the machine uses the CHP-produced thermal energy both to generate the steam used in the Steel Yankee Dryer and to achieve the correct drying temperature of hot air circulating in the hoods air system. As a result, the tissue machine will rely entirely on the CHP system for paper drying and will not require any additional gas consumption and associated greenhouse gas emissions.