America’s St. Croix Tissue has increased its tissue capacity after investing in a roll handling system and a rewinder.
Supplied by A.Celli Paper, the Maine-based company started-up the system at the end of October.
It started up its rewinder model AC882 in 2016 and it has since reached optimal speeds of 1,800mpm.
The investment follows the company’s move into the tissue market in April 2016, when it started-up is one of two Andritz-supplied PrimeLine TMs.
It is owned by Hong Kong-based International Grand Investment Corp (IGIC) and produces paper napkins, paper towels, bathroom tissue and facial tissue for the local tissue market.
The facility is located next to sister company Woodland Pulp, which IGIC acquired from Domtar in 2010.