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tissue industry news In case you missed it in TAPPI's electronic PRODUCERS AND CONVERTERS Fábricas de Papel Potosí, Mexico, has brought on-stream a new A.Celli (Italy) 25,000 metric tpy tissue machine. The new machine is at the company's mill in San Luis Potosí. It is 2,800 mm wide, operates at a speed of 1,500 m/min., has a 12-ft/ dia. steel yankee dryer and can produce 80 metric tpd of high-quality tissue. The Potosí mill operates two existing tissue machines that produce a combined 18,500 metric tpy of napkin and toilet paper. Glatfelter, York, Pa., USA, a producer of specialty paper products, has announced its intention to purchase the unused Mitsubishi Power Systems facility in Fort Smith, Ark. Glatfelter's plans are to locate an airlaid materials plant at the facility to supply products to a variety of customers, including those who support the broader wipes and hygiene markets. The new operation will create up to 83 highly-skilled jobs with a total capital investment of approximately $80 million. The project is subject to the approval of the Fort Smith Board of Directors and closing on the purchase of the former Mitsubishi Power Systems building located in Chaffee Crossing Guizhou Chitianhua, China, will install two Andritz (Austria)-supplied tissue machines (TM 5 and TM 6) with steel yankees at its mill in Chishui City, Guizhou Province, for the production of high-quality facial wipes, toilet paper and handkerchief paper. Startup of TM 5 is scheduled for the end of 2016 and of TM 6 for the beginning of 2017. The new PrimeLineST tissue machines have a design speed of 2,000 meters/min. and a paper width of 5.6 meters. The machines of this type are currently unique on the market because they combine a highperformance yankee with a steam-heated hood. Both yankees for Guizhou Chitianhua are made entirely of steel, have a diameter of 20 ft., and thus are among the largest in the world. Lincoln Paper and Tissue's assets, Lincoln, Maine, USA, have been acquired by Gordon Brothers Group, Boston, Mass., a global advisory, restructuring and investment firm specializing in the newsletter industrial, consumer products and retail sectors. Gordon Brothers purchased the assets as part of a joint venture that includes Capital Recovery Group, PPL Group, and Rabin Worldwide. The Maine-based tissue and paper mill filed for bankruptcy in September 2015.  Lucart, Italy, has successfully started up its TM 4 tissue machine in Porcari (Lucca), Italy, after a rebuild by Toscotec S.p.A. The upgrade includes a modification of the forming section and the complete replacement of the old hood with a new Toscotec MONO Yankee Hood fed by natural gas and complete with a relevant air system and heat recovery system. The upgrade of the wire section consisted of the replacement of the forming roll and of the main white water saveall, as well as relocation of the headbox and breast roll. PM 4 is a twin wire former with a double press configuration for 2.7 meter sheet width, dedicated for the white and colored tissue paper jumbo reels. PMP (Paper Machinery Producer), Poland, will supply Heibei Jinboshi Group Co. two Intelli-Tissue® 1200 EcoEc lines. The two lines will have a 3,650 mm reel trim, an operating speed of 1,200 m/min, a capacity of 75 metric tpd and a basis weight of 12.5-25 gsm each. This project will be based on the PMP Integrated Tissue Mill concept, which means two machines (left-hand and right-hand) in the same building, a shared control room, as well as a warehouse. The same model of right and left hand machines layout in one building is the most compact solution and the two machines can share a common spare parts base. As a result, both space and costs are saved as well as the number of personnel required to run the installations. SCA's (Sweden) acquisition of Wausau Paper, Mosinee, Wis., USA, a North American Awayfrom-Home tissue company, has been closed for the total consideration of $513 million in cash. The transaction expands SCA's North America footprint and production capacity, and the combined businesses will provide customers with a comprehensive portfolio of products. The acquisition is expected to generate annual synergies amounting to approximately $40 million with full effect three years after closing.  Sofidel Group, Porcari, Italy, has ordered a Valmet Advantage New Tissue Technology (NTT) 200 tissue machine for installation at Delitissue plant in Ciechanów, Poland. The Advantage NTT 200 machine can produce both conventional and structured grades of tissue, and will allow Sofidel to improve the quality of its product range and further increase the plant's energy efficiency. It is 5.5 meters wide, operates at a speed of 2,000 meters/min, and has a production capacity of 70,000 metric tpy. Startup is planned for the fourth quarter of 2017. Suzano Papel e Celulose, São Paulo, Brazil, has contracted with Voith, Heidenheim, Germany, to deliver two tissue machines for installation at its mills in Imperatriz and Mucuri, Brazil. The Imperatriz machine is scheduled for startup in June 2017, and the machine to be located in Mucuri is expected to go online in September 2017. Voith will be responsible for supplying the complete tissue lines, which will be equipped with NipcoFlex T shoe presses and the EcoChange system to allow a reliable reel spool change. Vinda Group, China, has ordered three new tissue machines from Toscotec, Italy, scheduled for startup in the second half of 2016. Two Ahead 2.0M units will be installed at Vinda's Sanjiang facility in Guangdong province, where Vinda already has eight Toscotec-supplied tissue machines running, to attain a total mill capacity of 250,000 metric tpy. This also represents a recordbreaking achievement for the Italian manufacturer, who will start up its tenth tissue line on the same production base over the course of just four years. The third machine will be installed in Vinda Shandong, where Toscotec has already supplied three lines in three years. Tissue360º spring/ summEr 2016 9

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