FPC found the holy grail of soft tissue paper
Forestal y Papelera Concepción (FPC) had been in the paper business for more than 20 years when they decided to expand into the tissue business. At the same time Valmet released the Advantage NTT technology. FPC got exited, it was just what they were looking for, giving them the opportunity to produce something out of the landscape bringing a competitive advantage for themselves and their customers.
FPC´s desire was to produce tissue paper as soft as silk, achieving a tissue softness threshold of 100 TSA (Tissue Softness Analyzer) and normally only accessible with TAD (Through Air Drying) technology. As energy is expensive in Chile, it was not realistic to start producing structured tissue using TAD process. They had to do something different.
|Solution||Advantage NTT tissue machine designed to swing between production of plain and textured tissue|
|Results||Today FPC are working with 15 different customers worldwide and produce plain and textured tissue mainly shifting between three belts. Plain belt for toilet and kitchen towel, fine for super soft toilet paper and coarse belt for bulky kitchen towel and super strong towel for the Away from Home market.|
|Type||Advantge NTT 200HS|
|Design speed||Textured mode: 1.800 m/min
Plain mode: 2.000 m/min
|Products||Jumbo rolls, converted products
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