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

First Quality Tissue has confirmed it will install the first of its two new TAD machines at its existing Anderson, South Carolina site.

The company has previously announced plans to add two additional TAD paper machines with an estimated annual capacity of 140,000 tonnes. Startup of these machines is expected to be late 2015 and 2016.

Three TAD machines will now be based at the Anderson site to create a combined capacity of 210,000 tonnes.

The location of the second TAD machine is still under consideration and will be announced within the next few weeks after completion of due diligence.

First Quality said the move was in response to the future requirements within the ultra-premium market.

It said: ‚ÄúAdditional state of the art manufacturing capacity reaffirms First Quality‚Äôs commitment to the industry and ensures our ability to meet the growing demands of our customers in a timely and efficient manner‚ÄĚ.

First Quality Tissue produces ultra-premium tissue and towel products for customers in the United States, Canada and select international locations.

The company has already installed four state of the art TAD machines ‚Äď two in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania and two in Anderson, South Carolina.