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Independent hygienic paper producer Van Houtum is to boost its capacity after it signed up Toscotec to carry out a dry end rebuild of its PM4 tissue machine at its Netherlands-based Swalmen site.

Start-up of the machine at the family-owned company is scheduled for the third quarter of 2015.

The site produces 45,000tpy of tissue from recovered paper on two machines and a separate location nearby houses nine converting lines: three rewinders produce toilet and industrial products and six lines produce interfold and multifold products.

Toscotec’s delivery includes a new reel TT Reel-P that will replace the existing old one.

The project will be handled on a turnkey basis, including dismantling of the existing equipment, installation of the new machinery, start-up assistance and training services.

The new machine parts will be designed for an operative speed up to 1,800mpm with a paper width of 2,600mm.