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Italian tissue giant Sofidel has boosted its presence in Europe after signing for the latest-generation Advantage tissue machine from Valmet.

The machine will be installed in the Delitissue plant in CiechanĂłw, Poland, allowing Sofidel to further improve the quality of its product range and increase plant energy efficiency.

The Advantage New Tissue Technology (NTT) 200 machine supplied by Valmet manufactures conventional and textured tissue.

It is 5.5m wide and has a speed of 2,000m per minute and will come into operation in Q4 2017 with a production capacity of 70,000tpy.

Luigi Lazzareschi, chief executive of the Sofidel Group said: “This decision is in keeping with Sofidel’s focus on the most innovative and high-performance technology, and is also a significant way of increasing our sustainability standards and expanding our range of products, especially in terms of consumer demand in the premium segment.”
Valmet’s supply includes the machines for the mixtures preparation as well as the entire automation system.

Sofidel said the NTT technology “allows the production of tissue with minor energy and fibre consumptions in an extremely flexible way, and it is consistent with Sofidel’s sustainability strategy for environmental footprint reduction”.

The Sofidel Group is a global leading manufacturer of paper for hygienic and domestic use known for its Regina brand.