Brazil’s Indústria de Papéis (INPEL) has diversified its product offering after starting up a Hergen-supplied Crescent Former Smart Eco tissue machine.
The project is part of a R$25m investment programme to increase the company’s product portfolio and its production and paper quality.
TM2 is a Crescent Former model SMART HCF-920 and has been started-up at the company’s plant in the northwest region of the State of Rio de Janeiro.
The scope of supply includes an iNOVA FLOW Hydraulic Head Box, which the supplier said will enable the production of high-quality double-ply tissue.
The SMART ECO has a 12ft Smart Steel Yankee Cylinder which Hergen said results in an increased drying capacity with low energy consumption.
The machine was designed to work with an extraction hood producing up to 57tpd of tissue at 2,760mm paper width on the reel.