Toscotec: 7 hood rebuilding projects over 13 years for Wepa
Since 2006, German tissue manufacturer Wepa Group has chosen Toscotec for all its hood rebuilds at various paper mills in Germany and Italy. These projects were all turnkey operations, where Toscotec supplied the complete package for the rebuild, from its engineering design, to the components supply, down to onsite dismantling operations, erection, commissioning and start-up. For these rebuilds, Toscotec developed a custom-made design of its hoods aimed to increase production and reduce energy consumption to a minimum; it engineered the nozzle boxes and customized the air system according to Wepa’s requirements, in order to achieve top operation flexibility in cross direction moisture control and better machine runnability. Overall, Toscotec supplied other hood and air systems to Wepa in Germany, France and Poland as part of the supply of new tissue lines.
The results of 7 hood rebuilding projects over 13 years have been consistently a reduction of gas and power consumption higher than the contract guarantees and a significant increase in the run-ability of the machine, both in terms of overall efficiency and cross direction moisture profile.
Since their first drying section rebuild of 2006, Wepa and Toscotec began a fruitful cooperation that not only led to the successful completion of 7 hood rebuilds, but also to five complete tissue lines, three of which were turnkey supplies.