Irving Consumer Products invests in second TAD machine following Macon start-up Tissue World Magazine
Capacity boost: Irving Consumer Products invests in second TAD machine following Macon start-up

Irving Consumer Products has invested in a Valmet-supplied Advantage ThruAir tissue production line.

The machine is planned to start-up in 2022 and will increase the company’s production of ultra-premium products to the North American market, adding 75,000tpy to Irving’s current production.

It is a repeat order of the Advantage ThruAir machine that was started up by the company 2019.

Valmet’s scope of delivery will comprise of a complete tissue production line with stock preparation equipment.

The new line will include an Advantage ThruAir tissue machine including an OptiFlo II TIS headbox, ThruAir Dryers and Air system and an Advantage SoftReel reel.
It also includes mist and dust systems, automation systems, basic mill engineering and advisory services.

The value of the new order is not disclosed.

Robert K. Irving, president of Irving Consumer Products, said: “The new TAD machine will help Irving Consumer Products continue to grow and deliver ultra-premium quality tissue paper products to our customers.”

Previously Valmet has delivered one ThruAir machine to Irving’s Macon, Fort Edward, Toronto site, as well as carried out major rebuilds of tissue machines TM1 and TM2 to Saint John.

Irving recently announced it is doubling capacity of ultra-premium household paper products at its Macon plant and is immediately initiating an expansion of the plant.

Irving Consumer Products is one of North America’s leading manufacturers of household paper and baby diaper products.

Irving Consumer Product companies include Irving Tissue and Irving Personal Care.

Irving Tissue produces premium household store brand paper products for many of North America’s top retailers. Irving Personal Care manufactures baby diapers and training pants in Canada.