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

(News from RISI) – Cascades started up a converted uncoated freesheet (UFS) paper machine for making tissue paper in late October, a company official said.

PM2 is a “wet crepe tissue machine which will produce 55,000tpy of napkin and towelling grades for the AfH market,” the official said.

“We are very pleased with the quality and productivity on H2. We are already selling rolls and the initial customer feedback has been very good,” the official said on 20 November. “The ramp up will continue in the next months.”

Boise Paper used to make UFS paper on the H2.

The Cascades conversion is the second one in two years in the USA where tissue producers converted a former UFS machine. ST Paper last year started making tissue on a converted UFS machine at International Paper’s Franklin, VA, mill.