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ICT SpA: leading a Group known worldwide for its commitment to excellence

Industrie Cartarie Tronchetti (ICT) was founded in 1976 in Italy, in the Lucca province, to operate in the tissue sector, producing high quality paper exclusively from virgin fibre. The first production facility was opened in 1978 in Piano della Rocca, Lucca, and over the years new plants and facilities have been set up in Piano della Rocca, Diecimo and Piano di Coreglia. The Foxy brand, one of the leading brands in the European market, was launched in 1982. ICT is an example of excellence in the paper industry, in full harmony with the tradition of the Lucca region, where the most important Italian papermaking hub is located, on a par with those of Green Bay (USA) and Fuji (Japan). In Lucca in particular, great expertise has been nurtured in the field of paper for household use, and the city is in fact known as the world tissue capital. Today, ICT SpA boasts an annual production capacity of about 190,000 tonnes.

16/03/2021

Heading towards an Industry 4.0 logic: the experience of ICT SpA in Italy

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16/03/2021

Heading towards an Industry 4.0 logic: the experience of ICT SpA in Italy

ICT SpA in Italy has embarked on an improvement process in the converting department by adopting 4.0 solutions.

It was essential to strategically and consciously take advantage of the potential offered by digitisation based on key factors, such as people, processes and infrastructures.

The main features introduced include:

  • automatic identification of times and causes of downtimes
  • quality control management in digital format
  • independent maintenance management in digital format
  • availability of detailed and immediate reports
  • assisted selection of the format change parameters

The expected results namely relate to:

  • Increased productivity
  • Optimisation of internal procedures
  • Improvement in the level of product quality
  • Greater involvement of staff

Today, thanks in part to the Industry 4.0 approach adopted also in other company departments, the company recognises itself as being stronger in its own production and management capabilities.

03/03/2021

PM2 energy efficiency projects

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03/03/2021

PM2 energy efficiency projects

The focus of ICT on the environment continues: the company has carried out two important energy efficiency projects on the paper machine PM2 at the Piano della Rocca site.

The first project consisted in improving the efficiency of the approach system by replacing the existing fan pumps with new, accurately sized pumps. In addition, state-of-the-art motors and inverters were installed replacing the previous supply system.  As expected when designing the project, the adopted solution saves a significant amount of electrical energy and, as a result, reduces CO2 emissions for the production of paper.

The second one concerned the drying stage, where the heat loss of the Yankee dryer was reduced installing specially designed insulation systems. This intervention ensures a reduction I n gas consumption and the related polluting emissions during the drying of paper; it has also resulted in improved environmental working conditions for the operators.

30/10/2020

A new investment to reduce emissions and save energy

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30/10/2020

A new investment to reduce emissions and save energy

ICT continues to make progress in pursuing the goal of reducing the impact on the environment and announces a new sustainable investment: the methane gas burners of the hoods on machine 4, installed at the Piano di Coreglia plant, have been replaced. The hood blows hot air on the paper, which helps to dry it. This revamping project involved the installation of two new high energy-efficient burners with low CO (carbon monoxide) and NOx (nitrogen oxides) emissions.

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