Wausau Paper has diversified its product offering after it started up a Voith ATMOS tissue machine.
The move increases the company’s premium tissue production by 70,000tpy and enables the business to branch out into a wider spectrum of product categories.
It made the investment in response to customer demand for conventional and premium AfH products in the north American market.
The machine was installed at the company’s plant in Harrodsburg, Kentucky.
It is designed to operate in conventional Crescent Former mode and in ATMOS mode and will enable Wausau to increase its installed tissue production capacity.
The 5.5m machine will produce premium and ultra-premium tissue papers using up to 100% recycled fibre.
It is also said to consume up to 60% less energy when compared to similar existing technologies.
Installation also includes complete stock preparation with the new IntensaPulper and the new Pluralis refiner disc for less energy consumption. For the tissue machine Voith delivered a MasterJet Pro T one-layer headbox with the ModuleJet automatic dilution system, a cast-iron Yankee with an 18 ft. (5.4m) diameter, and a high performance hood to withstand temperatures of up to 510 °C.
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