Indonesia-based Sopanusa Tissue has announced plans to create a new company called Sun Paper Source that will double the company’s tissue capacity.

In an interview at the company’s site near Surabaya in Indonesia, it told TW that once up and running, Sun Paper Source will produce tissue paper on a PM 1, a crescent former machine supplied by Voith with daily capacity around 100 MT. It is scheduled to be producing by September 2013.

PM 2 will follow and is scheduled to run in 2014 with daily capacity around 100 MT/day.

Some 85% of Sopanusa’s jumbo roll capacity is exported to 60 countries and supporting independent producers around the globe.

It exports to areas such as the Middle East and South Africa, but its main focus is the South East Asia Pacific.

Mill head Endah Tjahjani told TW: “We are looking to export more and more into new areas, which is one of the reasons we needed to expand, so we created a new company, Sun Paper Source, and will have an additional two machines running in the next two years.

“This will double our capacity to 108,000 tpy.”

The new investments will join a Recard 2.85 Crescent Former machine at sister company Sopanusa which was started up at the end of 2006 with a trim of 2.85m and now makes 85 tonnes per day.

Four smaller paper machines have also been added, and the company now produces 54,000tpy.

Sopanusa also provides house brands to major local and international retailers, supermarkets, food chains and distributors, and it also has its own brand name.

In the Away-from-Home market, it produces OEM brand and special packaging designed products including M Fold towel, jumbo toilet roll, kitchen and towel roll, coreless toilet roll, as well as pocket tissue and pop-up tissue.

For the full write-up of TW’s visit to Sopanusa in Indonesia, see the April/May issue.