Toscotec has recently received several orders from a confidential US producer for a total of 30 TTSteelDryer cylinders. Through repeated orders, this confidential group has so far purchased close to 50 TT SteelDryers for installation at 4 different locations in the USA.
In response to market demands, Toscotec has upgraded its manufacturing capability at its headquarters facility in Lucca, Italy. It is now producing TT SteelDryer cylinders of up to 10m (393 inches) width. The demand for these large cylinders comes primarily from North America, a strategic market for Toscotec.
Fabrizio Charrier, Sales Manager of Toscotec's Paper & Board division, says: "Toscotec is manufacturing an increasing number of large TT SteelDryers, just as in the case of these new orders. The North American market is focused on two targets: production increase and technological upgrade. The latter derives from the need to replace dryer cans that have often been in operation for more than 60 years. TT SteelDryers achieve both targets, with the additional bonus of offering an easy equipment replacement and a very short machine shutdown."