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

South Africa’s Correll Tissue has started-up its PM1 after a rebuild undertaken by supplier Toscotec.

The scope of supply included a modification of the existing Fourdrinier tissue machine into a MODULO Crescent Former with a new TT Headbox-SLT.

Delivery also included a rebuild of the existing approach flow system and of the felt run, as well as the YD doctoring system.

The rebuild has boosted the Durban-based machine’s speed to 650mpm.

It will produce high-quality tissue, mainly from waste paper, produced by the printing operations of parent company Novus Holding.

Conrad Rademeyer, group executive, said: “We are now ready to deal with new market challenges and we are looking forward to achieve great and new results in terms of productivity as well as in terms of machine performance.

“The new machine will give us the flexibility we need to get a competitive advantage in the market.”