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

Tissue manufacturer Serrados e Pasta de Celulose
(Sepac) has boosted its energy efficiencies after it invested in a Voith VTM2 tissue line.

The tissue producer is now one of the 10 largest toilet paper producers in South America, and the new line will increase its production by a further 35,000tpy.

It is designed to reach operating speeds of up to 2,000m/min and is capable of producing 100tpd of single and double ply toilet paper with basis weights between 15 and 19g/m2. It is expected to be up and running in the first semester of 2014.

Rogério Berardi, global vice president for tissue machines at Voith Paper, said: “It is very important for us to be able to develop and supply solutions for yet another project for Sepac – the third one in five years.”

The line has a NipcoFlex T shoe press and the 4.8m steel plate Yankee cylinder “will enable greater operating speed and paper quality, but also allow Sepac’s new machine to use up to 20% less thermal energy”.

The Sepac PM 5 will feature a MasterJet Pro T headbox, and the scope of supply also includes the complete stock preparation process with an IntensaPulper and two TwinFlo refiners with Pluralis discs for lower energy consumption.