Africaine Paper Mills starts up first tissue line
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Africaine Paper Mills (APM) has moved into the tissue market after starting up its first tissue machine.

The Andritz-supplied PrimeLineCOMPACT line has a design speed of 2,100m/min and a working width of 2.85m.

It produces tissue for high-quality facial wipes as well as toilet and towel paper grades.

The machine is equipped with the supplier’s latest shoe press technology PrimePress XT Evo.

Ziad Haffar, general manager, APM, said: “It is the first tissue machine for APM, and we are proud to announce the first paper on reel.

“For us, good paper quality combined with energy-efficiency is of utmost importance.

“The combination of a Steel Yankee and a shoe press enables efficient drying with substantial energy savings.”

APM is a paper manufacturing company founded by people with a long experience in the paper making industry.

Its expansion plans include paper mills in several countries belonging to the Middle East & North Africa region.