Mexico’s Papel San Francisco has responded to increased customer demand by investing in its seventh Valmet-supplied tissue production line.
TM10 will add 30,000tpy to the company’s current production of toilet tissue, kitchen towels and napkins, and will be installed at the company’s mill in Mexicali.
Start-up of the Advantage DCT 100TS machine is planned for the second quarter 2025, and it will have a width of 2.8m and a design speed of 2,200m/min.
The value of the order was not disclosed.
Dario Palma y Meza Espinoza, Operational Director, Papel San Francisco, said: “To meet the increasing demand of tissue products we need to grow our capacity.
“The previously installed tissue lines from Valmet have served us well and allow us to run at maximum speed to get the output we need.
“Our operators are familiar with the machine concept, and it is easy to operate. Therefore, it was a natural choice to select an Advantage DCT line again.”
Valmet’s scope of supply will also include an OptiFlo headbox and cast alloy Yankee cylinder, and the machine will feature a ViscoNip press, an AirCap hood and the WetDust dust system.
Papel San Francisco started up its first tissue machine in 1982 and now operates seven tissue machines with a annual capacity of 210,000 tons.
Five Valmet lines are in operation, started up between 2006 and 2020, while TM9 is currently under delivery and will start up in 2024.