Valmet Advantage NTT tissue line is producing 100% textured tissue at Forestal y Papelera Concepcion mill in Chile

Valmet Corporation's trade press release on March 17, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. EET

A Valmet-delivered Advantage NTT tissue line has started up at the Forestal y Papelera Concepcion (FPC) mill in Chile. The new line fulfills FPC's target of producing 100% textured tissue, differentiating the company's product offering, and to produce high-quality tissue with low energy consumption. This is so far the widest installed Advantage NTT machine with a width of 5.5 meters. The delivery also included an automation package.

"Our strategy is to provide something different to the market. To succeed, we had to look for a new and innovative technology, so the choice fell on the Valmet Advantage NTT concept. We are also using 100% virgin pulp, and all in all, it has paid off. Today, we are producing great tissue products with very high bulk and softness," says Marco Monsalve, Operations Manager of FPC.

"Our Advantage NTT tissue line is specially designed to produce textured tissue with high quality and low energy consumption. This has been an exciting and interesting project. Valmet's scope of supply was large and the mill had to be designed to resist earthquakes, which are a risk in the area. The cooperation between Valmet and the mill team has been great, and we enjoyed working with the people in FPC," says Gunnar Söderqvist, Project Manager, Tissue Mills business unit, Valmet.

Information about Valmet's delivery

Image: Valmet's Advantage NTT 200 tissue machine

Valmet's scope of delivery comprised a complete tissue production line, including a complete stock preparation system and an Advantage NTT 200 tissue machine with the latest technology for high-quality consumer tissue. The 5.5-meter-wide machine is equipped with an OptiFlo II TIS headbox and a cast iron Yankee cylinder. It is also features the well-proven Advantage tissue technology, including the AirCap Yankee hood, a SoftReel reel and the WetDust dust management system. The delivery also features a Valmet Focus Rewinder and an extensive automation package including Valmet DNA, dilution control, and quality control systems.

The production line is optimized for the highest flexibility, with the capability to swing between production of plain and textured tissue with low energy and fiber consumption. The design speed is 2,000 m/min in plain mode and 1,800 m/min in textured mode. The line has a capacity of 70,000 tonnes per year of bath, towel and napkin tissue grades.

Information about the customer Forestal y Papelera Concepcion

Forestal y Papelera Concepción S.A. (FPC) is paper manufacturer founded in 1995. Since 2009, the company has been mainly producing recycled fiber-based packaging paper. Its new tissue production line and converting facilities will deliver jumbo rolls and converted tissue products for the Latin and North American markets. 

Corporate Communications

For further information, please contact:
Jan Erikson, Vice President, Sales, Tissue Mills BU, Valmet, Tel. +46 70 517 14 90

Johan Björn, Sales Director, Tissue Mills BU, Valmet, Tel. +46 703 17 12 16

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Valmet's strong technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bioenergy production. Our advanced services and automation solutions improve the reliability and performance of our customers' processes and enhance the effective utilization of raw materials and energy.

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