Star Paper Mill (SPM) has increased its production capacity after starting up its DCT Crescent Former tissue machine in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Supplied by Recard, the line has the latest flexi-nip shoe press technology, which the mill said enables it to achieve higher bulk and softness.
Machine deckle is 3.6m, and its two rewinders have a capability of rewinding up to 4ply tissue products.
SPM will produce a wide spectrum of hygienic tissue paper Jumbo Reels in various grades ranging from 12.5gsm to 38gsm towels as well as facial, toilet, napkin, kitchen towel, maxi, centerfeed, auto-cut, industrial rolls and hand towels.
The annual production capacity will be 20 Tissue World Magazine | September/October 2019 TW19-SO.indb 20 around 40,000 tonnes of prime-quality virgin tissue paper. SPM managing director Majid Rasheed said: “We are striving to follow the best environmental practices and to source pulp from responsibly managed forests including FSC-certified.
“We will offer products that are manufactured to the highest standard of quality.
“Our specialisation will be in value added products such as low gsm facial tissue, ultra-soft and smooth tissue, lotionised tissue with a satin finish, bonded napkins, multicolour printable white napkin tissue and very high wet strength towels.
“We will also be producing pastel shades tissues,” he said.