Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2014 - (Page 8)
tissue industry news
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PRODUCERS AND CONVERTERS
First Quality Tissue, Great Neck, NY,
plans to add two additional TAD (throughair-dried) tissue machines with an estimated
annual capacity of 140,000 tons at locations
to be announced in the near future. The
machines are expected to start up in the third
quarter of 2015 and the third quarter of 2016,
Bazhou Mingxing Paper, China, has
started up a 12,500 metric tpy tissue machine
at its mill in Korla city in the Xinjiang autonomous region. The 2.76-meter-wide machine,
with a design speed of 770 meters/min, is one
of a few capable of making virgin fiber tissue in Xinjiang, using market pulp imported
from Russian as furnish.
Clearwater Paper Corp., Spokane, WA,
has permanently closed its Long Island, NY,
tissue converting and distribution facility.
Ecofibras Aranguren SL., Aranguren,
Zalla Bizkaia, Spain, has contracted Toscotec,
Italy, to configure/rebuild its No. 5 tissue
machine (TM 5) into a crescent former.
The goal of the rebuild is to increase tissue
machine operating speed up to 1,500 m/min.
initially, reduce electrical power consumption, improve formation quality, and improve
Ehime Paper, Japan, has rebuilt its PM 8 in
Ehime prefecture. The tissue machine, which
has been redesigned in line with the Valmet
(Finland) Advantage DCT 135 technology,
smoothly came on stream and is currently
running at a guaranteed design speed of
1,900 m/min producing facial tissue of high
quality and low basis weight.
ICT Group, Lucca, Italy, is considering
a new investment for its ICT Poland mill
located in the town of Kostrzyn, 90 km east
of Berlin, Germany. The investment would
include a new 70,000 metric tpy tissue
machine, additional converting equipment,
and related logistic and civil infrastructure.
a series of delays since the project was first
announced in 2008. It has a production capacity of 26,400 metric tpy, more than doubling
the mill's current output of 24,000 metric tpy.
Leal Indústria e Comércio de Papéis,
Brazil, has installed and started up a 5,400 metric tpy tissue and low basis weight gloss paper
machine at its mill in Ibema, Brazil.
Tezol Tütün Kagit, Turkey, will install
a complete Valmet Advantage DCT tissue
production line at the company's new mill
site in the city of Mersin, scheduled to start
up in 2015.
PMP Group, Poland, has launched a new
promotional campaign focused on the "three
forces of nature"-earth, wind, and fire.
Their metaphorical properties, it adds, have
become an inspiration for PMP Group to start
a new campaign that symbolizes the benefits
of the company's three major technological
lines in the pulp and paper business.
PMT Italia S.p.A., Italy, reports that its
subsidiary, YDS Worldwide Ltd, has begun
activities at its new site at Wigan, UK, providing yankee dryer services. All kinds of
Inspections are available together with shell
thickness measurements, de-rating/re-rating
calculations and NDT testing (acoustic emission testing, thermography MPI, UT, hydro,
radiograph, and metallurgical).
Xerium Technologies Inc., Youngstown,
NC, recently held a groundbreaking ceremony
for its new state-of-the-art press felt manufacturing facility in Kunshan, Jiangsu Province,
China. With an initial investment of approximately $35 to $40 million, the facility will
employ the industry's most advanced press
felt manufacturing technology capable of supplying Xerium's press felt product portfolio,
such as Impact, Flomaxx, and Strata series.
Ipel (Indaial Papel Embalagens), Brazil,
is in the process of starting up its new tissue machine. PM 4 comes on-stream after
Kennedy Integrated Hygiene Solutions,
UK, has launched a new mechanical auto-cut
paper towel dispenser, known as Paper POD,
that provides single use paper portions for
hygienic hand drying. The unit's Reserve
System, with its built-in stub roll loading
mechanism, allows a new roll to be loaded
into the dispenser before the previous roll
has been fully used.
Valmet, Finland, has launched polyurethane roll covers for tissue machine press and
suction press rolls. The new PressHusky and
VacuHusky roll covers are designed especially for yankee press applications widely
used in dry crepe tissue production. As an
option, a Metso iRoll online nip profile measuring system can be applied with these new
Voith, Germany, reports that its TissueFlex
XD press fabric for tissue production "has
very good saturation for maximum dewatering." The fabric is produced with a lower
caliper offering faster break-in times, allowing the machine to reach higher productivity sooner. At the same time, TissueFlex
XD has a resilient structure, so that the key
properties of the fabric are maintained over
a long period.
Atlas Paper Mills, Miami, FL, a producer
of recycled fiber tissue products and a portfolio company of Peak Rock Capital LLC,
has appointed Jim Brown CEO, succeeding
Joe Tadeo, who left the company to pursue
outside interests. Brown joins Atlas with
more than 25 years of professional experience in paper packaging and related sectors,
most recently serving as an EVP at Duro Bag
SCA, Stockholm, Sweden, announced that
its CFO and EVP Lennart Persson will
retire on July 1, 2014, after contributing to
SCA's growth in a number of senior positions since 1987. Fredrik Rystedt will formally assume his position on July 1. Rystedt
will become a member of SCA's Corporate
Senior Management Team. In his new role
at SCA, Rystedt will report to President and
CEO Jan Johansson.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2014
Automatic Handling International, Inc.
Tissue Industry News
Spraying Systems Co
Success in New Hampshire: Gorham P&T Optimizes New Tissue Machine Production to Premium Quality
OpTest Equipment. Inc.
Are We Running Out of Recycled Fiber?
Improve the Effectiveness of Your Steam Showers
Mechadyne Machine, Inc
Myron L Company
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