Tissue World Magazine
Alexandra Stuthridge, Technical Business Manager, BioProducts Institute (BPI)

CMPC Tissue has announced it will install an Advantage tissue production line at the mill of its subsidiary Absormex CMPC Tissue de CV in Mexico. Supplied by Valmet, the new production line is planned to be started up mid 2015 and will add 60,000 tonnes of high quality toilet and towel grades to the company’s annual production.

Valmet has previously delivered an Advantage DCT200 tissue line to CMPC Tissue’s Talagante mill in Chile. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

This kind of production line is typically valued at EUR 20-40 million, depending on the scope of the delivery and the production output. Valmet’s delivery will comprise of a complete Advantage DCT200 tissue production line with stock preparation equipment and tissue machine including an OptiFlo II TIS headbox, a Yankee cylinder, an Advantage AirCap hood, an Advantage WetDust dust management system and an Advantage SoftReel reel.

The scope will also include control systems, electrification, mill engineering as well as installation.  The production line will be optimized to enhance final product quality and reduce energy consumption.

The raw material for the new line will be virgin and DIP pulp. Absormex CMPC Tissue de CV is a wholly owned subsidiary of CMPC Tissue which is part of the larger pulp and paper group Empresas CMPC. It is a leading tissue products supplier in Latin America with industrial operations in eight countries in that region.