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Papelera San Andrés de Giles to Install Advantage DCT Tissue Line

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Valmet will supply an Advantage DCT100HS tissue production line, including an extensive automation package, to Papelera San Andrés de Giles in Argentina. The new tissue line will fulfill Papelera San Andrés de Giles' demand for new capacity of high quality tissue products for the Argentinian market. Startup is planned for the second half of 2018.

The value of the order will not be disclosed.

"Our first contact with Valmet was at their Tissue Making Conference in Karlstad, Sweden, in 2012. Since that moment, we have been convinced that Valmet's technology is what we need to differentiate and keep our position as a frontrunner in the Argentinian tissue market," said Sebastian Schiaffino, plant manager, Papelera San Andrés de Giles. 

"Even more important is to work with skilled people within Valmet. This is a long-term partnership for us. Valmet has met, and exceeded, all expectations as an advisor during our cooperation," Schiaffino continued.

"This newfound relationship means a lot for Valmet. This will be the first running Advantage DCT tissue machine in Argentina," said Kent Nika, sales manager at Valmet. "Not only does this mean breaking ground in Argentina, but we are also excited to welcome Papelera San Andrés de Giles to our ever-growing tissue community. And of course, we are very proud that our capability to supply tissue mill equipment with superior technology, e.g. Advantage ViscoNip press, was considered as important success factors in their expansion plans."

Both companies are now looking forward to step into the future with a shared aim of realizing Papelera San Andres de Gilés' expansion plans and ambitions of providing high quality products to their customers.

The new tissue machine will have a width of 2.8 meters and a design speed of 2,000 m/min. It will add 35,000 metric tpy of tissue paper to Papelera San Andrés de Giles' current production of high-quality facial, toilet tissue, and kitchen towels.

Valmet's scope of delivery will include a tissue production line featuring stock preparation systems and an Advantage DCT100HS tissue machine. The machine is equipped with OptiFlo headbox and Valmet steel yankee cylinder as well as the Advantage technology, including ViscoNip press, AirCap hood, WetDust dust system, and SoftReel reel. The delivery also includes an extensive automation package with Valmet DNA, process controls, tissue line training simulator, and Valmet IQ quality controls. Engineering, supervision, training, startup, and commissioning is also included in the delivery. 

Papelera San Andrés de Giles today has an annual production capacity of 20,000 metric tons of tissue for facial, toilet, kitchen, towel, and napkin for the Argentinian market and surrounding region. The highly modern tissue mill, with its converting lines, is situated in the Buenos Aires province and has 150 employees.

Read more about the Valmet Advantage DCT tissue machine online.

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