Tissue World Magazine, World News

El Salvador’s Alas Dorada is to increase its capacity and production efficiency after signing up Valmet to rebuild its PM4.

The main target for the rebuild is to raise production capacity by increasing press dryness, and enable improved paper quality as a second stage.

This will be achieved by installation of an Advantage ViscoNip press combined with an Advantage ReDry web heater.

Start-up of the rebuilt machine is scheduled for end of the year 2017.

Delivery includes a replacement of a current suction press roll with an Advantage ViscoNip press for increased production, improved product quality and decreased energy consumption.

A new Advantage ReDry web heater will further enhance the targets by using exhaust air and humidity from the hood, to heat the web and thereby increase post pressure consistency.

Alas Doradas is one of the three main manufacturers of tissue paper in Central America, producing toilet paper in single ply and double ply, paper napkins and kitchen towels.