March 31, 2020
South African tissue manufacturer Picknik Marketing Pty Ltd started up a MODULO-PLUS tissue machine supplied by Toscotec at its Johannesburg mill. The new line produced high quality tissue from day one.
The MODULO-PLUS machine has a sheet width of 2,750 mm, an operating speed of 1,500 m/min, and a production capacity of 75 t/d. It features a second-generation TT SYD Steel Yankee Dryer and energy-efficient, gas-fired TT Hood. The supply also includes the stock preparation and approach flow equipment and an off-line shaft puller. The service package includes erection supervision, commissioning, start-up assistance and training.
Itzik Nikfard and Rafi Nikfard, Directors of Picknik Marketing Pty Ltd, say, “This project marks a key expansion phase for our company. Due to the success of our SnowSoft brand, we are expanding our presence in the regional market, and are determined to continue on this trend by investing in advanced technology. Toscotec’s machinery will sustain our future growth by delivering the tissue quality and production efficiency we need to succeed in South Africa.”
“We are very happy to have partnered on this new project with Picknik Marketing, who is one of the most important local producers in South Africa”, says Toscotec Area Sales Manager Matteo Giorgio Marrano, “The successful start-up of this line is the result of the close cooperation between our technical teams. Toscotec thus strengthens its position in the South African market, where we successfully installed three complete tissue lines and one major rebuilding project since 2017.”