Valmet to supply an Advantage NTT tissue production line to Sofidel S.p.A in Poland

Valmet Corporation's press release on March 2, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. EET

Valmet will supply a complete automated tissue production line to Sofidel's Delitissue mill in Ciechanóv, Poland. The delivery includes an Advantage NTT 200 tissue production line, stock preparation equipment and automation system.

The order was included in Valmet's 2015 orders received. The value of the order is not disclosed.

Sofidel and Valmet have a long history in working together and Valmet has previously delivered eleven tissue lines to Sofidel mills in various countries in Europe.  The up-coming new line in Poland is the first Valmet Advantage NTT tissue technology based line in Sofidel's machine fleet. Start-up of this new line is scheduled for fourth quarter 2017.

"We see this as an investment of the future for several reasons. Sustainable production with low energy and fiber consumption is a success factor where the new line fits well in line with our targets to reduce environmental impact. The energy and fiber saving Valmet Advantage NTT technology will support Sofidel's environmental strategy. The Advantage NTT technology also allows us to take next step into the premium quality segment and differentiate our product offering in the tissue market," says Luigi Lazzareschi, CEO of Sofidel

"We share a long history with Sofidel, and are proud that they have selected our Advantage NTT technology for their path forward. We are facing an increasing interest in this technology from all markets, due to its flexibility to produce both conventional and premium products with low energy and fiber consumption. And we are convinced that it will be a success also for Sofidel," says Jan Erikson, Vice President, Sales, Valmet. 

Technical information of the delivery

The new tissue machine will have a design speed of 1,800 m/min in textured mode and 2,000 m/min in plain mode. The production line is optimized to save energy and fiber as well as add possibilities for product differentiation and increased capacity of premium quality products.

Valmet's scope of supply comprises a complete tissue production line including an Advantage NTT tissue machine, with an OptiFlo headbox and a cast alloy Yankee cylinder. It will also be featured with the Advantage tissue technology including, an AirCap hood with Air system, WetDust system and a SoftReel B reel. Valmet will also deliver detailed mill engineering, stock preparation equipment as well as an automation package including DCS (distributed control) and QCS (quality control) systems.

Image: Valmet Advantage NTT tissue machine

About the customer Sofidel S.p.A

The Sofidel Group is the second largest European manufacturer of tissue paper (paper products for sanitary and domestic use) and the sixth largest in the world. It was founded 50 years ago and today boasts 27 subsidiaries in 13 countries - Italy, Spain, Sweden, The United Kingdom, Belgium, France, Croatia, Germany, Poland, Romania, Greece, Turkey and the USA. It has about 5500 employees and a consolidated turnover of € 1,809 million (2015) and a capacity of over a million tonnes a year.

Corporate Communications

For further information, please contact:

Jan Eriksson, Vice President Sales Valmet Tissue Mills Business Unit, tel.  +46 705 17 14 90

Johan Björn, Sales Manager, Valmet Tissue Mills Business Unit, tel. +46 703 17 12 16

Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. We aim to become the global champion in serving our customers.

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.

Valmet's net sales in 2015 were approximately EUR 2.9 billion. Our 12,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.

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