Turkey’s Essel Selüloz ve Kağıt and sister company Yöntem Kağıt have expanded their AfH product offering to include consumer tissue products after announcing plans for a tissue machine in Osmaniye.
Construction at the Osmaniye plant – which has an existing building with an old PM and converting – is now under construction, and once up and running will house PM3, a 5.7m-wide, Toscotec-supplied tissue machine.
Two converting lines supplied by Futura and Plusline have also been ordered, one for start-up in Osmaniye and one for start-up at a production plant in Çaycuma-Zonguldak.
Both will produce a complete range of toilet tissue and towel products for the consumer market.
Cumhur Esen and Abdurrahman Esen, Co-Owners of Essel, said: “As one of the leading players in AfH tissue products for more than 20 years in Turkey, Essel and Yöntem now have a new opportunity in consumer tissue.
“Based on our new PM3 and the two new converting lines with fully integrated packaging solutions, we will be one of the top players in consumer tissue in our region, matching our growth in jumbo rolls with the same improvement in converting.”
The lines are expected to start-up within the third quarter of 2021.