Sofidel boosts UK presence with Advantage ViscoNip press project

Sofidel is to install a Valmet-supplied Advantage ViscoNip press and an Advantage ReDry on its TM1 at its plant in Baglan, UK. 

Start-up is planned for the latter part of 2022 and the scope of supply includes a press rebuild including an Advantage ViscoNip press and an Advantage ReDry, complete engineering, installation, training, start-up and commissioning.  

The project will replace the existing suction press roll with the target to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions in line with the Italian company’s sustainability strategy. 

Davide Mainardi, Sofidel Chief Technical Officer, said: “In Sofidel we have challenging greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets and the installation of the Advantage ViscoNip press and ReDry will help us to meet our sustainability targets, and at the same time increase flexibility and paper properties for the future in the conventional paper segment.”