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ST Tissue Launches
PM 5 Conversion to
Tissue at Virginia Mill
Second tissue machine that previously made fine papers at
Franklin builds on success of PM 6 conversion in 2013, boosting
mill's tissue production capacity for AfH markets to 120,000 tpy
KEN PATRICK

The FRP bale warehouse houses a variety of fiber mixes, including OCC, DLK, and other kraft recovered paper and boards, as well as MOW, SOW, ONP, and
other post-consumer printing and writing paper grades.

A little more than four years ago,
in February 2013, ST Tissue brought online
one of the widest, if not the widest, and most
cost-effective tissue machines in the Western
Hemisphere, and possibly the world, at
International Paper Co.'s idled fine paper mill
in Franklin, VA, USA.
PM 6 formerly produced uncoated free
sheet (UFS) at the Franklin mill, as did two
other fine paper machines there-PM 5 and

PM 4. ST Tissue had purchased both PM 6 and
PM 5 from IP, as well as the mill's fiber recycling plant (FRP) and other supporting
equipment and systems, with the vision of
converting both machines to tissue production. PM 4 was retained by IP and converted
to production of fluff pulp, starting up just
before ST Tissue started up PM 6.
A detailed feature report on conversion of
the 310-in.-wide PM 6 to semi-creped tissue

production ran in the 2013 Fall/Winter issue
of Tissue360o magazine.
Building on the success of PM 6 during the
past four years, ST Tissue has now advanced
its plan of converting PM 5 to a tissue machine
and has launched a $35 million expansion
project that includes associated upgrade/
expansion of the FRP as well as addition of a
new hard-wound towel conversion line at the
complex. The project is already well underway,
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2017

Setpoint
Tissue Industry News
ST Tissue Launches PM 5 Conversion to Tissue at Virginia Mill
Global Survey Shows Trends in Yankee Dryer Deliveries
How Will the Tissue Connection Between Europe and North America Continue?
St. Croix Tissue: The Strong Newcomer in the US Tissue Business
Sustainability is Central for Sofidel
RISI and TAPPI to Co-Produce Key Tissue Event in 2017
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2017 - intro
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Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2017 - Setpoint
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Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2017 - 8
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2017 - Tissue Industry News
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Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2017 - ST Tissue Launches PM 5 Conversion to Tissue at Virginia Mill
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Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2017 - Global Survey Shows Trends in Yankee Dryer Deliveries
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Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2017 - How Will the Tissue Connection Between Europe and North America Continue?
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Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2017 - 35
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2017 - 36
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2017 - St. Croix Tissue: The Strong Newcomer in the US Tissue Business
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Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2017 - 42
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2017 - Sustainability is Central for Sofidel
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2017 - 44
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2017 - 45
Tissue360 - Spring/Summer 2017 - RISI and TAPPI to Co-Produce Key Tissue Event in 2017
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