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Celupaper to Install Third Tissue Machine at Nicaragua Mill in Argentina

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Celupaper S.A., part of Grupo Vual, a South American producer of pulp and tissue, has signed a contract with Toscotec, Italy, for a new PM 3 tissue machine and a rebuilding of the existing PM 2 at Papelera Nicaragua in Argentina. Vual is an Argentinian group, owned by the Speranza family, specialized in the manufacture and trade of tissue paper products, including napkins, towels, and toilet paper, as well as the production of virgin pulp.
 
The group currently has three manufacturing plants (Jose Juan Yapur, Celupaper, and Papelera Nicaragua), one pulp mill (Celulosa Alto Vale), and distribution centers in Santa Fe, Córdoba, Bahia Blanca, and Buenos Aires employing more than 700 people.
 
With these new projects Grupo Vual will reach an annual total tissue production of 75,000 metric tons.
 
Based on an intensive energy-saving concept, PM 3’s delivery includes the approach flow system featuring ultimate Toscotec technology TT SAF®, a MODULO tissue machine with single-layer headbox, single press configuration, and Toscotec steel yankee dryer TT SYD-2500MM. The supply will also include an electrification and controls package, Milltech gas heated hood and steam and condensate system. 
 
 
 
Erection supervision, start-up assistance, and training services complete Toscotec’s scope of supply.
 
The new line will enable the optimization of the production cycle, both in terms of flexibility and energy costs, and a production of 50 metric tpd of different grades of high-quality tissue. Start-up is expected to be in the second half of 2015.
 
The PM 2 rebuild will involve reconfiguration of the existing fourdrinier machine. The new TT SuctionPressRoll-SPR820 and the steel yankee dryer TT SYD-2500MM, will be installed within the first quarter of 2015. The installation will allow an increase in production speed and will also guarantee a considerable energy savings as well as improved paper quality.
 

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