American tissue and specialty paper manufacturer Little Rapids Corporation has started-up its XcelLine VTM 3 tissue line.
The Voith-supplied machine has replaced the company’s old PM3 at its Shawano, Wisconsin-based site.
Scope of supply included the XcelLine tissue paper machine and its auxiliary equipment (excluding the Yankee cylinder, which has been reused from the old machine), stock preparation and approach flow systems, a steam box, a gas hood, and a mist removal and dust reduction system.
The line has a production speed of more than 1,800 metres per minute.
Little Rapids Corporation was established by Charles Egan in 1947 and remains a family-owned business.
The company’s core product lines serve the medical and beauty market segments, flexographic printing for packaging markets, tissue, MG paper, and wet crepe paper for the specialty paper market.
It has headquarters and manufacturing facilities in Green Bay as well as the paper manufacturing facility in Shawano, Wisconsin.