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

First Quality Tissue has announced plans to add two additional TAD paper machines with an estimated annual capacity of 140,000 tonnes.

The start-up of these machines is expected to be Q3 2015 and Q3 2016 respectively.

The installation of the company’s already purchased ATMOS tissue machine, with expected capacity of 70,000tpy is well underway with an expected start-up of Q1 2016 at the existing Anderson, SC site.

In a statement the company said: “First Quality leadership recognises and is totally aware of the requirements and expectations of our customers and our needs in the ultra-premium category.

“Additional state of the art capacity ensures.. the growth and continuous needs of our customers”.

The business provides ultra-premium tissue and towel products to its customers in the United States, Canada and select international locations.

It has already installed four state of the art TAD machines – two in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania and two in Anderson, South Carolina.
It now has seven tissue machines with an estimated capacity of 500,000 tonnes.

First Quality Tissue is a member company of the privately held First Quality group of companies, headquartered in Great Neck, New York.