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Africaine Paper Mills starts tissue production

Algeria-based Africaine Paper Mills (APM) has moved into the tissue market after starting up production on its first tissue machine.

The 2.85m wide, Andritz-supplied TM started up in summer, with a design speed of 2,100 metres per min, producing up to 120tpd of toilet, towel and high-quality facial grades.

The machine is equipped with a state-of-the-art Shoe Press as well as Prime Dry Steel Yankee dryer that the company said enables energy-saving in order to reduce costs.

The mill employs about 80 people and is located in the eastern suburb of Algiers.

In addition to the local market – which the company said is increasingly demanding quality tissue grades – the company plans to export to neighbouring and foreign markets.

APM is the third tissue machine to come on stream in Algeria, with Tonic Industries and Faderco already established.