Papelera Internacional’s Rio Hondo Zacapa, Guatemala-based plant will house the Toscotec-supplied AHEAD 2.2L TM

GrandBay Group has invested in a Toscotec-supplied AHEAD 2.2L tissue line to be installed at its subsidiary Papelera Internacional’s plant in Rio Hondo Zacapa, Guatemala.  

Start-up of PM7 is scheduled for late 2022 and once up and running will have a sheet trim width of 5.5m, a design speed of 2,200m/min, and an annual production capacity of over 60,000 tonnes.  

It features a TT NextPress new generation shoe press, a third-generation design TT SYD with heads insulation patented system and diesel oil-fired TT Hood-Duo system.  

The scope of supply also includes the stock preparation system, fibre recovery system, and Toscotec’s patented TT SAF (Short Approach Flow) equipped with a double dilution system.  

Alberto Matos, Project Engineering Manager at GrandBay Group, said the project “represents a milestone” in the company’s growth strategy.  

Papelera Internacional is part of the GrandBay Group, a Latin American company dedicated to the manufacturing, conversion and sales of personal care and home products of premium quality in over 25 countries in the Andean region, Central America and the Caribbean.