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

Indonesia’s Sun Paper Source has successfully put into operation its new VTM 1. Based at the company’s plant in Sukoanyar, the machine reached an operating speed of 1,600m/min three days after start-up.

Supplied by Voith it is the first machine in Asia to feature a NipcoFlex T shoe press combined with a Steel Yankee cylinder and a steam heated high-performance hood.

Delivery included the approach flow system, the vacuum system, the VTM 1 tissue machine with a wire width of 2,860mm, together with auxiliary equipment, MCS, DCS and QCS.

Voith said the VTM 1 with shoe press, Steel Yankee and high-performance hood has a very energy-efficient design.

The company said: “It allows high operating speeds and problem-free operation. In comparison with conventional press rolls, the dry content after the press with NipcoFlex T technology is up to 5% higher. That means that up to 20% of the thermal energy can be saved.”

PT Sun Paper Source is one of the leading paper manufacturers in Indonesia.