Greater efficiency for the Europaper plant
The revamp of the paper machine PM5 continues at the Europaper facility in Monzone. After installing the new pulping system in 2015, the replacement of the blower hoods and its air system is scheduled for August. The new hoods, supplied by a one of the market leader, , wraps the Yankee dryer, blows hot air against the sheet of paper and promotes evaporation of the water contained. This investment will make it possible to reduce energy consumption and to increase daily output of the paper machine.
Open day in ICT Poland: over 900 people at the Kostrzyn facility
ICT Poland opened the doors of its Kostrzyn facility with an Open Day for all employees, their families and anyone wishing to find out more about the company. The guided tours throughout the facility allowed visitors to observe the entire production process that distinguishes ICT business and learn about our products. A pleasant and positive day for all, involving over 900 people
Since the 8th of February, ICT Ibérica has become part of the Lifeguard Project and has been integrated into the Network of Cardio-Protected Companies of Aragon. In order to improve medical care for our workers, three defibrillators (Expedition Building, Converting Zone and Paper Mill Zone) have been installed to reduce the intervention time. In addition, 30 workers have been trained in basic first aid (Basic Life Support) and the necessary skills to be able to carry out the first care of cardiac arrest until the arrival of the specialized teams. In this way we have 2 people trained per shift and zone. The defibrillators are semi-automatic and, in case of emergency, could be used by anyone, as a voice guides you at all times and will not perform the shock if you are not in cardiac arrest. The initiative was very well received by all staff and has aroused interest in first aid among many workers.
ICT Group remains committed to sustainability and environmental protection
After starting up the two vacuum generating systems at the paper mills in Italy, a third one was installed at the ICT Poland plant. The new vacuum generating system for PM11 consists of two blowers, two hydraulic separators and two flow meters for drainage control. It saves between 30 and 70% of energy and does not consume any water, unlike traditional vacuum systems. Thanks to the efficient heat recovery systems located on the exhaust of the blowers, the process water taken from the river can be heated, thus further reducing energy consumption. The system is clearly one of the best solutions in terms of energy saving and reliability.
Foxy launches two innovations on the French market
Foxy Cotton is a 5-ply toilet paper, enriched with cotton fibres, giving it a unique touch of softness. With its large sheets featuring central embossing, you only need to use one sheet at a time. Foxy Tornado is the first 3-ply jumbo roll ever on the French market. Strong and absorbent, it is perfect for multiple purposes: on windows, in the garden, as well as in the kitchen, because it is food-grade tested (like all Foxy kitchen rolls).
ICT France opens new automated warehouse
ICT France has recently opened a fully automated warehouse for storing finished products (HBW). In addition to being a tangible example of the Group’s growth strategy, this high-tech, state-of-the-art facility ensures a highly efficient customer service. In the next few months, this investment will also cover the installation of new converting lines. On this occasion, ICT reaffirmed its commitment to expanding its facilities with the aim of achieving continuous improvement.
ICT Group renews its participation in PLMA 2019
PLMA, the international trade fair dedicated to the “Private Label World”, which in the last 30 years has hosted thousands of manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers and other sector professionals from all over the world, will be held in Amsterdam from 21 to 22 May. Once again this year, ICT Group is pleased to announce that it will participate in the event and looks forward to seeing you at the Holland Complex hall 12 – booth no. 447 of the RAI Exhibition Centre, where it will showcase its products.
“Nowicjusz”: the new onboarding programme at ICT Poland
The new onboarding programme “Nowicjusz” is getting positive feedback. It is a well thought-out programme to efficiently and effectively integrate new recruits into ICT Poland. During this phase, initial training courses are held covering various areas, such as safety, on-the-job training, quality, GDPR, lean manufacturing and organisational culture. The programme also includes a visit to the entire factory. It is important to us that new recruits know that we support them: we want to give them the best possible welcome. During the first four days of work, all relevant information about our organisation and the specific job position is systematically acquired.
The 3rd edition of the #inmarciaconict contest is set to kick off
The 3rd edition of the #inmarciaconict photography contest will kick off on Sunday, 28 April, on the occasion of the 43rd Marcia delle Ville, and will run through Saturday, 25 May. Once again, this year, Industrie Cartarie Tronchetti will support this increasingly popular sports event that attracts more than 17,000 participants from all over Italy. As always, the ICT Group will be present with over 400 people, including employees and their families who will take part in this enjoyable event dedicated to outdoor sports and nature. For more details about the contest, Click here
A double anniversary for ICT
ICT celebrated two anniversaries, namely the 20 years of activity of the B2B division and the 20 years of participation in the Tissue World exhibition, the main global event dedicated to the Tissue sector. During this celebratory evening, a visual storytelling covered 20 years of activity to relive all the key moments. We achieved this important goal thanks to all our clients, partners and the ICT team who, together, work daily to enhance the present and build the future.