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Papel San Francisco to Install New Valmet Advantage DCT Tissue Machine in Mexico

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Valmet, Finland, will supply an Advantage DCT 100TS tissue production machine to Papel San Francisco in Mexico. The new machine will be installed at the company's mill in Mexicali, with startup planned for the second half of 2017. The value of the order was not disclosed.

The new tissue line will fulfill Papel San Francisco's need of new capacity for standard tissue products. Valmet has previously delivered three tissue machines to the company. Two Advantage DCT machines started up in 2006 and 2009 and one Advantage NTT started up in 2013, which fulfills the company's demand for textured tissue. 
"Our previous installations are running very well. The Advantage DCT machines are operating at high speed and made the world speed record of 2,160 m/min. in 2009. The Advantage NTT machine has reached record high production capacity in conventional mode and the textured products are well received on the market. Due to the need to increase our capacity of standard tissue, we decided to go for the cost and energy efficient Advantage DCT technology equipped with the Advantage ViscoNip press," said Dario Palma y Meza Espinoza, operational director, Papel San Francisco.

"Our relationship with Papel San Francisco is a showcase for how a supplier and customer cooperate to achieve continuous performance improvements with a win-win result. During the years Papel San Francisco has managed to break several records regarding speed and operation performance. Our relationship is built on respect, strong trust, and cooperation with professional and technical focus," said Jan Larsson, sales director North America, Tissue Mills Business Unit, Valmet.
The new tissue machine will have a width of 2.8 meters and a design speed of 2,200 m/min., and will add 30,000 metric tons of tissue paper per year to Papel San Francisco's current production of toilet tissue, kitchen towels, and napkins.

Valmet's scope of delivery will include an Advantage DCT 100TS tissue machine. The machine will be equipped with an OptiFlo headbox and cast alloy yankee cylinder. The machine will also be featured with Advantage tissue technology, including ViscoNip press, AirCap hood, and WetDust dust system. Startup and commissioning are also included in the delivery.

Papel San Francisco started up their first tissue machine in 1980. In the past 35 years the company has grown steadily and today is operating five tissue machines with a yearly capacity of 150,000 metric tons of tissue products.


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