El Salvador’s Alas Doradas has invested in a Valmet-supplied Advantage DCT100HS
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El Salvador’s Alas Doradas has invested in a Valmet-supplied Advantage DCT100HS tissue production line, adding 35,000tpy to the site’s production. 

The order includes a de-inking plant and an extensive automation package, as well as a Valmet Performance Center agreement to support efficient production with Industrial Internet.  

The new tissue machine will have a width of 2.8m and a design speed of 2,000 metres/minute.  

Valmet’s scope of delivery will comprise a tissue production line featuring complete Deinking plant and an Advantage DCT 100HS tissue machine.  

The machine is equipped with OptiFlo headbox and Valmet cast iron Yankee cylinder as well as the Advantage technology including ViscoNip press, AirCap hood, WetDust dust system and SoftReel reel.  

The delivery also includes an extensive automation package with Valmet DNA, Valmet IQ quality controls, Industrial Internet applications, Valmet Performance Center agreement and tissue line training simulator. Engineering, supervision, training, start-up and commissioning are also included in the delivery. 

The new tissue line will fulfill Alas Doradas’ demand for new capacity of high-quality tissue products in the region.  

Start-up is planned for the first half of 2021. 

Paul Ekman, Alas Doradas chief executive, said: “Our cooperation with Valmet started with the rebuild of our existing machine where the press section was upgraded with an Advantage ViscoNip press combined with Advantage ReDry technology.  

“With the results achieved, we are convinced that Valmet’s technology is what we need to differentiate from competition and become the frontrunner in the Central American tissue market.” 

Alas Doradas is one of the three main manufacturers of tissue paper in Central America.