Indonesia’s SPS Corporate has boosted its presence in the global tissue market after investing in two tissue machines.
The lines will be installed at the company’s Indonesian-based subsidiary companies, Sopanusa Tissue and Packaging Saranasukses, and Sun Paper Source, and will more than double the group’s current capacity to 185,000tpy.
Supplied by Over Mechanica and Recard, both machines are Crescent Former and designed to produce up to 60tpd.
They will manufacture tissue products from 11gsm to 30gsm to accommodate the “ever-growing global market”, producing all grades of virgin pulp tissue, recycle tissue, and brown tissue.
They have a maximum operating speed of 1,200mpm, with a max trimmed sheet width of up to 2.7m. Both are expected to be fully operational by mid-2018.
SPS Corporate has previously focused mainly on pure virgin pulp tissue lines, with materials fully compliant to environmental standards including FSC certification.
However, the company said it also intends to innovate further and include mix grades and fully recycled lines of tissue products.
The existing PM12 and PM14 will be dedicated to run mix grade and full recycle grade tissues, while the new PM15 will be dedicated for pure virgin pulp line and producing premium grades of sanitary napkin, facial, napkin, toilet and kitchen towel tissue.
Two additional tissue machines are also in the pipeline in order to expand the group’s tissue capacity and address the ever-growing demand for the products globally.