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

(News from RISI) – Brazilian tissue producer Carta Fabril has fired up production on its new 30,000tpy tissue paper machine (PM) installed at its Anápolis mill, in Goiás state, Midwestern Brazil.

According to the company’s industrial director, Victor Coutinho, the machine started production on 13 May.

He said: “The machine was ready to run in April as previously scheduled, but due to a delay on the energy grid we were only able to get it operational in May.”

The new PM is currently running at 80% of its total capacity. The ramp up period is expected to last for six months and the PM should be running at its full capacity by the end of October.

Originally scheduled to begin operations in December 2013, Carta Fabril’s new tissue PM was the result of a Real 50 million ($21.8 million) investment.

Supplied by Hergen, it is focused on making double-layer toilet paper and towels.