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

Columbia tissue producer Productos Familia has boosted its tissue paper production capacity after it installed a Voith Paper machine.

The new TM7 has been installed in the Cajica plant where another Voith Paper machine has been successfully running since 2006.

With the successful start-up of this project, which occurred in the second semester of 2012, Productos Familia will increase its production of tissue paper to 40,000tpy.

The machine is designed for a speed of 2,000m/min, with 3,460mm paper width at the reel.

Voith’s scope of supply included the tissue machine with basic and detailed engineering, dust extraction system and high- performance hood from Voith Air Systems, designed for reduction of gas consumption; approach flow, vacuum system, complete automation with MCS, DCS and scanner (QCS); installation supervision, commissioning and start-up.