Valmet has secured an order to deliver a complete tissue production line to Spain-based ICT Iberica.
The new Advantage DCT 200HS tissue line will be installed at the company's mill in Burgo. It is expected to start operations in the third quarter of 2018.
Finland-based Valmet will also supply a stock preparation system and an Advantage DCT 200HS tissue machine.
The company will also provide an automation package and complete engineering, training, start-up and commissioning services.
The Finnish frim said the production line will be optimized to save energy and improve final product quality.
The new line will add 70,000 tons per year of toilet, towel, facial, and napkin grades for the European market. Virgin fiber raw material will be used for the new line.
Valmet had earlier supplied four tissue lines to ICT companies in Italy, France and Poland. The latest started up at the Kostrzyn mill in Poland in December 2015.
ICT executive director Riccardo Baccelli said: "The results from our most recent tissue machine installation in Poland have convinced us that the Advantage DCT with the ViscoNip press technology is the solution also for the Burgo mill.
“We expect to reach the same high production efficiency and target to supply ULTRA quality tissue products to the Spanish market.
Valmet VP of sales, tissue mills business unit Jan Erikson said: "The flexibility of Valmet's Advantage ViscoNip press makes it possible to adjust the production to fit current and future market needs, from production of tissue with high bulk and softness to energy- and cost-efficient products with high quality, only within minutes.
“This will be Valmet's 43rd ViscoNip installation and we are happy to work together with the ICT team for the fifth time and make this a successful project.”
Image: Valmet's Advantage DCT 200HS tissue machine. Photo: courtesy of Valmet.