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

Celulosa Argentina has diversified its product offering after it invested in a complete tissue line from Voith.

The company will now also produce high-quality tissue papers and continue to pursue its long-term growth strategy.

The system will be supplied as a Process Line Package (PLP) and will go on stream in Capitán Bermúdez in early 2015.

The new VTM 1 production line has a wire width of 2,760mm and runs at 1,800m/min.

It will produce 30,000 metric tonnes of 15–21 g/m2 basis weight toilet tissue and kitchen roll from virgin fibre.

Celulosa Argentina has three mills in Capitán Bermúdez (Santa Fe province), Zárate (Buenos Aires province) in Argentina, and Juan Lacaze in Uruguay. The company produces up to 210,000 metric tonnes of pulp and 194,000 metric tonnes of paper annually.

The scope of supply includes a VTM 1 tissue machine consisting of MasterJet T 1-layer headbox, Voith steel cylinder with high performance hood, the innovative shoe press technology NipcoFlex T and a MasterReel.

Voith’s OnQ quality control system is equipped with non-radioactive sensors for the measurement of moisture content and fibre weight, the OnC process control system as well as the entire stock preparation, engineering and additional services complete the PLP package.