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Metsä Tissue is to increase its tissue capacity at its Raubach, Germany-based site after it signed up Valmet to upgrade its TM 1.

The rebuild includes a new Advantage DCT wet end section with an OptiFlo Tis II headbox and an Advantage ViscoNip press for improved product quality and decreased energy consumption.

A new tail threading system and sheet transfer will further advance runnability and performance.

Start-up of the rebuild is scheduled for the first half of 2016 and the value of the order will not be disclosed.

Christoph Zeiler, senior vice president Tissue West Europe, Metsä Tissue, said: “We continuously develop our products, operations and production units to be able to supply high-quality tissue products and to ensure reliable deliveries to our customers.

“Through this tissue machine renewal in Raubach mill, we aim to enhance the product qualities as well as energy efficiency and process performance in a sustainable way.”

Metsä Tissue is a leading tissue paper products suppliers to households and professionals in Europe.