October 2013
Over The Wire Tissue Edition
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Celulosa Argentina Orders New Voith VTM 1 Tissue Production Line

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Celulosa Argentina, Argentina, has ordered from Voith Paper, Germany, a complete tissue production line.  The system, to be supplied as a Process Line Package (PLP), will go on stream in Capitán Bermúdez (about 300 km to the north-west of Buenos Aires) in early 2015.

The new VTM 1 production line, which has a wire width of 2,760 mm and runs at 1,800 m/min, will produce around 30,000 metric tons of 15–21 gsm basis weight toilet tissue and kitchen roll from virgin fiber.

The new production line will enable Celulosa Argentina to break into the production of high-quality tissue papers and continue to pursue its long-term growth strategy. A special feature of this contract is the long-term supplier financing concept configured and arranged by Voith that was a major factor in the realization of the project.

The scope of supply includes a VTM 1 tissue machine consisting of a MasterJet T one-layer headbox, a Voith steel cylinder with high performance hood, the shoe press technology NipcoFlex T, and a MasterReel. Voith’s OnQ quality control system equipped with non- radioactive sensors for the measurement of moisture content and fiber weight, the OnC process control system, as well as the entire stock preparation, engineering, and additional services complete the PLP package.

In its three mills in the towns of Capitán Bermúdez (Santa Fe province) and Zárate (Buenos Aires province) in Argentina and in Juan Lacaze in Uruguay, Celulosa Argentina can produce up to 210,000 metric tons of pulp and 194,000 metric tons of paper annually.



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