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Sofidel to Install New Valmet NTT Tissue Machine at Delitissue Plant

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The Sofidel Group, Porcari, Italy, has ordered a Valmet Advantage New Tissue Technology (NTT) 200 tissue machine for installation at Delitissue plant in Ciechanów, Poland.

The Advantage NTT 200 machine can produce both conventional; and structured grades of tissue, and will allow Sofidel to improve the quality of its product range and further increase the plant’s energy efficiency. It is 5.5 meters wide, operates at a speed of 2,000 meters/min, and has a production capacity of 70,000 metric tpy. Startup is planned for the fourth quarter of 2017.
Valmet’s supply includes the machines for the mixtures preparation as well as the entire automation system.

According to Valmet, NTT technology allows the production of tissue with minor energy and fiber consumption in an extremely flexible way, and is consistent with Sofidel’s sustainability strategy for environmental footprint reduction.

"This decision is in keeping with Sofidel’s focus on the most innovative and high-performance technology, and is also a significant way of increasing our sustainability standards and expanding our range of products, especially in terms of consumer demand in the premium segment," said Luigi Lazzareschi, CEO of the Sofidel Group.

The Sofidel Group, a privately held company owned by the Stefani and Lazzareschi families, is a producer  of paper for hygienic and domestic use. Founded in 1966, the Group has subsidiaries in 12 countries – Italy, Spain, Sweden, the U.K., Belgium, France, Germany, Poland, Romania, Greece, Turkey and the U.S. The comp[any has more than 5,500 employees. With a consolidated turnover of EUR 1,809 million  in 2015, Sofidel is the second ranking group in Europe in terms of production capacity in the tissue sector (1,050,000 metric tpy in 2014).  Its bands include Regina, Softis, Le Trèfle, Sopalin, Nouvelle, Thirst Pockets, KittenSoft, Nalys, Cosynel, Yumy, Soft & Easy, Volare, Onda, Lycke, Nicky, Papernet, and Heavenly Soft. 


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