Finnish industrial supplier Valmet has received an order to supply its Advantage NTT tissue production line to Sofidel’s Ibertissue mill in Buñuel, Navarra, in Spain.
As per the order, Valmet will supply NTT 200 tissue production line, stock preparation equipment and automation system.
The new line is due to start operations in the third quarter of 2018.
Valmet claims that the new tissue machine shall have a design speed of 1800 m/min in textured mode and 2000m/min in plain mode.
Production line has also been optimised to save energy and fibre, along with added possibilities of product differentiation and increased capacity of premium quality products.
The scope of supply will include a complete tissue production line that includes one Advantage NTT tissue machine, with an OptiFlo headbox and one cast alloy Yankee cylinder. The line will also feature the Advantage tissue technology including, an AirCap hood with Air system, WetDust system and a SoftReel B reel.
Valmet will also deliver engineering, stock preparation equipment along with an automation packaging including DCS (distributed control) and QCS (quality control) systems.
The order will be included in Valmet’s first quarter of 2017. The company has not disclosed the order value.
Italian tissue paper producing company Sofidel is now expanding in Spain and the present order will be the fourth time the company has placed order with Valmet for its Advantage NTT tissue line.
Previously, Sofidel had purchased one NTT machine for their Delitissue mill in Poland and two NTT machines to their new site, Circleville in Ohio, USA. Overall, this is the 15th tissue machine that will be supplied by Valmet to Sofidel.
Sofidel CEO Luigi Lazzareschi said: "What we have seen from the performance of the Advantage NTT lines started up so far, we are more convinced than ever that this is the technology for the future. It will give us the flexibility we need to get a competitive advantage in the market."
Valmet Tissue Mills business unit Sales vice president Jan Erikson said: "We are of course excited that Sofidel once again decided to go for the Advantage NTT technology to support their path toward future tissue making. It is a perfect match for Sofidel's ambition to produce high quality tissue products with low energy consumption supporting their goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”
Image: Valmet Advantage NTT tissue machine. Photo: Courtesy of Valmet.