Portugal’s Renova has become the first European tissue producer to invest in Valmet’s Advantage NTT tissue technology.

The production line will be installed at the company’s Torres Novas mill in Zibreira, Portugal, and will boost Renova’s paper production capacity by 50%.

The new tissue machine will have a design speed of 1,800m/min in textured mode and 2,000m/min in plain mode.

The production line is optimised to save energy and fibre as well as add possibilities for product differentiation and increased capacity of premium quality products.

Start-up is scheduled for the end of 2016 and the value of the order was not disclosed.

Pereira da Silva, Renova’s chief executive, said: “We are eager to see the result from the combination of Renova’s proactive innovativeness and Valmet’s sustainable Advantage NTT technology.

“Its flexibility provides endless possibilities to produce special designed textured tissue products.”

Valmet’s scope of delivery comprises a complete tissue production line including an Advantage NTT tissue machine, with an OptiFlo headbox and a cast alloy Yankee cylinder.

It will also feature Advantage tissue technology including an AirCap hood with a WetDust system. Basic and detailed mill engineering, complete stock preparation and process ventilation are also included in the scope.

The delivery will include a Valmet DNA Automation system.

Paper production capacity at Renova's Torres Novas mill will be boosted by 50% following the NTT installation
Paper production capacity at Renova’s Torres Novas mill will be boosted by 50% following the NTT installation