Toscotec will supply a complete AHEAD 1.8 tissue machine to Gayatrishakti Tissue to be installed at their paper mill in Vapi, Gujarat. The Indian manufacturer is entering the tissue market with this new line slated for start-up in 2024.
The AHEAD 1.8 tissue machine has sheet trim width of 2,850 mm, an operating speed of 1,800 m/min, a production of over 35,000 tpy.
It features Toscotec’s best-in-class drying configuration including an upgraded design shoe press TT NextPress, a third-generation design TT SYD Steel Yankee Dryer and high-efficiency TT Hood. The supply comprises key stock preparation and fiber recovery equipment, Toscotec’s patented TT SAF® DD (Short Approach Flow System with Double Dilution) for superior energy efficiency, and two OPTIMA 2200 slitter rewinders. The service package includes erection supervision, commissioning, training programs, YES-CONNECT-VISION Augmented Reality on remote assistance system, and start-up support.
Shri G. N. Agarwal, Managing Director of Gayatrishakti Paper & Board, says, “We selected Toscotec because we wanted to invest in state-of-the-art tissue making technology. We value their solid experience in guiding and sharing their expertise with newcomers in tissue. Gayatrishakti is a well-established board manufacturer in India and based on our strong background in Paper and Board, we understand the importance of choosing the right partner for this new market entry.”
Marco Dalle Piagge, Sales Director of Toscotec, says, “Toscotec is committed to providing Gayatrishakti with first class support to ensure their successful penetration of the Indian tissue market. Thanks to Voith’s global presence, they can also benefit from local services offered by Voith Paper India. With this new project, Toscotec strengthens its presence in Southeast Asia where we received two new orders of complete tissue lines in 2022.”
About Gayatrishakti Tissue Pvt Ltd
Gayatrishakti Tissue is a subsidiary of Gayatrishakti Paper & Board Ltd (GSPBL). GSPBL is a leading a manufacturer of a range of premium grades of duplex packaging boards and kraft paper. Established in 1996, it has a head office in Mumbai and three manufacturing facilities with a combined installed capacity of 300,000 mta in Vapi & Sarigam GIDC, Gujarat state, India.