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

(News from RISI) – In a $5m converting plant project, Georgia-Pacific (GP) started up a new rewinder for Away-from-Home tissue paper towels at its Camas, WA, mill, a company official said.

The towels are for the firm’s enMotion dispenser.

GP official Kelly Ferguson said the “enMotion towel product continues to experience good demand” for the company.

He said GP continues its focus across the company on projects that lead to greater “efficiency” and competitiveness “for meeting customer needs.”

“We … now have one of the most ergonomically friendly and fastest converting lines in the company,” Camas mill operations manager Tom Long said in a Camas-Washougal Post-Record story.

The enMotion is an automated, touchless dispenser. The towels for the dispensers are folded and are made containing at least 40% post-consumer recycled fibre.

After shutting three tissue paper machines at the Camas mill in 2007, the fully-integrated operation now includes the 48,000tpy through-air-dried (TAD) paper machine No. 11 for making commercial towel paper as well as seven converting lines for tissue products, according to RISI Mill Intelligence.

The mill also includes another PM that runs up to 235,000tpy of uncoated freesheet (UFS) paper capacity.