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Carta Fabril is to boost its capacity after it signed for a PrimeLineST W22 tissue machine with Steel Yankee and steam-heated hood.

The line is scheduled to start up at the company’s Anápolis mill in Brazil during January 2019.

According to supplier Andritz, with a diameter of 22ft the machine is the largest Steel Yankee for tissue worldwide.

The supplied added that the steam-heated hood enables “efficient drying with substantial energy savings and safe operation”.

It has a design speed of 2,100m/min and a width of 5.5m and will use 100% renewable energy generated from biomass and converted into steam.

Carta Fabril ranks among the key players in the Brazilian tissue business and covers the complete product range of tissue papers.