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Valmet to supply new TAD tissue production line to Irving Consumer Products

Valmet will supply a new Advantage ThruAir (TAD) machine for Irving Consumer Products.

The new machine increases Irving's capacity for premium household paper products. The machine will be delivered in 2018, and will support Irving's ambition to provide premium products to the North American market.

The order was included in Valmet's first quarter of 2017 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

Valmet and Irving share a long history of partnership and this will be their fifth project together. Valmet has previously delivered ThruAir machines to Irving in Fort Edward, New York, and Toronto, Ontario, as well as major rebuilds of TM1 and TM2 tissue machines in Saint John, New Brunswick.

"The new TAD machine will help Irving Consumer Products continue to grow and deliver premium quality tissue paper products to our customers," said Robert K. Irving, President of Irving Consumer Products.

"We are happy to continue our relationship with Irving Consumer Products, working together to continuously improve their operations and performance. This new Advantage ThruAir Drying machine will increase Irving's production capacity for bath tissue with superior bulk and softness, and for towel products with excellent performance strength and absorbency," says Jan Erikson, VP for Sales, Tissue mills business unit, Valmet.