Tissue World Magazine
Alexandra Stuthridge, Technical Business Manager, BioProducts Institute (BPI)

(News from RISI) Brazilian tissue producer Indaial Papel Embalagens (Ipel) has rescheduled the startup of its new 26,400tpy paper machine PM4 until August, RISI has learned.

Ipel’s marketing manager, Luciana Dobuchak, said: “There has been a change in the startup date due to delays in construction, as well as in negotiations with the energy provider.”

The project was first announced in 2008 and has been postponed several times in order to prevent the company from incurring debt or taking up large financial commitments.

Supplied by Hergen, the new machine at the company’s sole plant located in Indaial city, Santa Catarina state, southern Brazil, will have a 4,880mm Yankee roll and run at a speed of 2,000m/min.

According to Dobuchak, the PM4 will be running at 100% capacity by the second half of August.