Valmet to install Advantage ViscoNip press and ReDry at Sofidel in UK.

Sep 27, 2021

Sofidel has decided to install a Valmet Advantage ViscoNip press and an Advantage ReDry in their TM1 tissue machine at Baglan Mill in UK. The new press will replace the existing suction press roll with the target to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions in line with their sustainability strategy. After the rebuild the machine will have wider flexibility to control and finetune the pressing parameters and thereby reach high dryness level and improve paper properties and runnability.

Advantage ViscoNip press

“In Sofidel we have challenging greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets and the installation of the Advantage ViscoNip press and ReDry we’ll help us to meet our sustainability targets and at the same time increase flexibility and paper properties for the future in the conventional paper segment” says Davide Mainardi, Sofidel Chief Technical Officer.

“The Advantage ViscoNip press’ flexibility and capability to improve paper properties and reduce energy consumption is proven by more than 80 ViscoNip presses sold to tissue producers around the world. This is a winning concept and We are proud to work together with Sofidel and support their efforts to reduce the CO2 footprint at Baglan in UKt” says Johan Björn

Start-up is planned for latter part of 2022.

Valmet has previously delivered 15 tissue machines, and several rebuild projects to Sofidel mills over the world.


Technical information

The delivery will comprise of press rebuild including Advantage ViscoNip press equipped with Valmet Black Belt R and an Advantage ReDry. Complete engineering, installation, training, start-up and commissioning are included in the delivery.


The Sofidel Group

The Sofidel Group is one of the leading manufacturers of paper for hygienic and domestic use worldwide. Established in 1966, the Group has subsidiaries in 12 countries – Italy, Spain, the UK, France, Belgium, Germany, Sweden, Poland, Hungary, Greece, Romania and the USA – with more than 6,000 employees, net sales of 2,173 million Euros (2020) and a production capacity of over one million tonnes per year (1,428,000 tonnes in 2020). Sofidel is a member of the UN Global Compact and the international WWF Climate Savers program,



For further information, please contact: 

Johan Björn, Sales Director, Dry Crepe Tissue, Tissue Mills business unit, Valmet, tel. +46703171216

Jan Erikson, Vice President, Sales, Tissue Mills business unit, Valmet, tel. +46 70 517 14 90