Tissue World Magazine

Portugal’s Paper Prime has entered into the tissue market after it invested in a Toscotec-supplied tissue line.

The new tissue line is scheduled to come on stream in the last quarter of 2016 and will be installed at the company’s Vila Velha de Rodão.

Its operating speed will be 2,000mpm with a net trim width of 2,750mm and an average annual production of 38,000 tpy.

As part of the Trevipapel Group which produces Joker Gold brand hygiene professional products (AfH) in Portugal, the investment is estimated at 35 million euros.

The aim is then to supply and export paper reels to Trevipapel’s converter units.

The new paper mill will also be in line with a pulp mill which will add increased value to the investment providing eucalyptus based slush pulp.

Toscotec’s turn-key project for TM#1 includes stock preparation plant for dry virgin pulp, AHEAD-2.0S tissue machine with Steel Yankee Dryer TT SYD-16FT, machine auxiliaries including Milltech Gas fired Hood, as well as a steam and condensate and dust removal system.

A three unwind stand rewinder TT WIND-H completes the supply.

Established in 1991 and headquartered in Lousã, Trevipapel Group is a leading manufacturer of hygiene professional products (AfH).

It has two manufacturing plants located in the centre of the country, where it converts 20,000tpy and serves Portugal, Spain, central Europe as well as Africa and South America.