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GapCon Launches New EconSOFT Tissue Machine

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GapCon, Germany, has unveiled its new EconSOFT™ tissue machine. Based on the company's Crescent Former technology, all key sections of the EconSOFT have been completely redesigned from the ground up.

GapCon notes that in a world of rising energy costs "where each kilowatt is precious," the EconSOFT has been designed from the outset to combine optimum energy efficiency with the flexibility to manufacture a wide range of products from the very compact to the very bulky. "All of this is achievable with just one machine, enabling the producer to meet a wide variety of customer needs in a timely manner while maintaining the lowest possible cost base, an essential consideration in such a cost sensitive industry as tissue production," the company emphasizes.

Highlights of the EconSOFT include:

  • Substantial improvement in product formation compared with conventional crescent formers
  • High solids content in both the headbox and the former
  • Drastic reduction of up to 40% in the power requirements of the approach flow
  • Improved press performance delivering an energy saving of 30%, compared with standard drying techniques
  • Fiber savings on all tissue grades without compromising physical properties of the paper
  • Flexibility in production to deliver a wider range of tissue grades
  • Easier control of tissue bulk, density, and elongation during the manufacturing process
  • Superior softness in all grades of personal and toilet tissue
  • Superior strength in all towel and napkin grades
  • Easy operation and maintenance.


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