April 2013
Over The Wire Tissue Edition
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Forestal y Papelera Concepción to Install its First Tissue Line in Chile

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Forestal y Papelera Concepción S.A., Chile, has ordered a Metso (Finland) Advantage NTT 200 tissue production line for its mill close to Concepción. A packaging board producer, Forestal y Papelera Concepción is entering the tissue business and is preparing to start up its first tissue production line. The new line will be the world’s second tissue line based on Metso’s Advantage NTT concept and the first with a 5.5-meter paper width. It will have a capacity of 70,000 metric tpy of bathroom tissue, napkin, and towel grades, and is scheduled to start up at the end of 2014. The value of the order has not been disclosed.

The Advantage NTT technology enables premium bulk and softness properties at the same time as it provides energy savings compared with conventional or other structured tissue grades. The Advantage NTT concept is a flexible production tool and quickly enables change between production of conventional and premium tissue and towel products. It also features very high production capacity.

"Collaborating with top level companies who can supply equipment that ensures quality and support of great expertise has always been important to us. When we now are entering the tissue business, after operating in the newsprint and packaging paper segments, we are aiming for the top level products. Therefore Metso’s Advantage NTT tissue line was the best choice for us," says Guillermo Swett, CEO, Forestal y Papelera Concepción.

Metso’s scope of supply will include a complete Advantage NTT 200 tissue machine with a width of 5.5 meters, equipped with an OptiFlo II TIS headbox, a Metso cast iron yankee cylinder, an Advantage AirCap yankee hood, and an Advantage SoftReel reel. The tissue line will also be equipped with an Advantage WetDust dust management system, sheet control, tail threading equipment, and complete stock preparation systems. The line will be fully automated and optimized to enhance final product quality.

Forestal y Papelera Concepción S.A. (FPC), an innovative company highly experienced in the manufacture of paper, was founded in 1995. Since 2009 it is mainly producing recycled fiber-based packaging paper. The company’s new tissue production line and converting facilities will deliver jumbo rolls and converted tissue products for the South American and U.S. market.



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