SCA to close tissue production plant in America

SCA is to close its 55,000tpy tissue production plant in Flagstaff, Arizona. The company said the move was to further improve efficiency and strengthen competitiveness for its Professional Hygiene business in North America. It added that the restructuring costs for the closure are expected to amount to SEK250m. SCA is the second largest player in America’s...

First Quality boosts capacity with 70,000tpy TAD investment

America’s First Quality Tissue has invested in an Andritz-supplied PrimeLineTAD tissue line with complete stock preparation for its mill in Lock Haven. Start-up is scheduled for 2019 and once up and running the TAD tissue machine has a capacity of around 70,000tpy. Andritz said the machine “will improve softness, absorbency, and bulk generated by the TAD...

Sun Paper boosts capacity with investment

South Carolina-based Sun Paper has invested in its packaging facilities after purchasing a XF800 wrapper line from PCMC. It will be installed in October 2017 and is replacing a reciprocating wrapper that was a bottleneck on one of Sun Paper’s existing winder lines. The XF800 wrapper features a continuous motion design, flexible layout options and motorized...

Irving Consumer Products boosts premium product capacity

Irving Consumer Products has invested in an Advantage ThruAir tissue production line. Supplied by Valmet, the machine increases Irving’s capacity to provide premium household paper products to the North American market. It will be delivered in 2018 and the value of the order will not be disclosed. Valmet has previously delivered ThruAir machines to Irving...

Resolute boosts capacity with Calhoun start-up

Resolute Forest Products has boosted its private label capacity with the start-up of its new tissue machine in Tennessee. The first tissue parent roll was produced on 28 February 2017. It will continue its scheduled ramp-up through 2017 and is expected to be producing at maximum capacity toward mid-2018. With its fully operational converting facility, converted...

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