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Faderco boosts presence in Mediterranean region with investment

Algeria’s Faderco has invested in a complete Advantage DCT 100HS tissue production line.

Supplied by Valmet, the line will have a width of 2.8m and a design speed of 2,000m/min.

It will be installed at the company’s mill in Warak, Setif, and start-up is planned for June 2020. It will add 30,000tpy to Faderco’s current production of tissue products.

The order also includes a rewinder and an extensive automation package including process and quality control solutions.

Amor Habes, chief executive, Faderco, said: “The investment in Valmet’s Advantage DCT technology, the new complex, will boost our production and support our ambition to reach the position as the firth exporter in the Mediterranean region.”

The company is already present in Morocco, Tunisia, Libya, Mauritania, Senegal, Togo, Mali, Guinea Conakry and Qatar, among others.

The Warak mill currently produces baby diapers, sanitary napkins, adult diapers and tissue paper for the domestic market and surrounding countries.

The new line will support Faderco’s ambition to consolidate its position as the Algerian leader in the sector by reaching 35% of market share in 2019.

With an addition of 30,000 annual tonnes, Algeria will move from importer to exporter of tissue products.

Valmet’s scope of delivery will comprise a complete tissue production line featuring bale handling, stock preparation system, the Advantage DCT 100HS tissue machine, a rewinder and auxiliaries.

The tissue machine will be equipped with an OptiFlo II TIS headbox, a cast alloy Yankee cylinder, the Advantage technologies ViscoNip press, the AirCap hood and WetDust dusthandling systems as well as a F(O)CUS Rewinder with its ENS technology.

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