Clearwater Paper Selects Metso for New TAD Tissue Machine

March 25, 2011 - Clearwater Paper said that it has selected Metso to manufacture its new Through-Air-Dried (TAD) tissue machine to be located at the company’s Shelby, North Carolina (USA) tissue converting and distribution facility.

A Metso TAD tissue machine.

In June 2010, Clearwater Paper announced it would build the new through-air-dried (TAD) tissue machine and converting facility at the Shelby facility.

According to Clearwater, the new production and distribution capabilities of the facility will increase the company’s ultra and premium offerings to existing Southern and East Coast customers and create new opportunities to expand the company’s private label consumer tissue business to other retail grocery chains in the region.

Construction of the first phase — converting and warehouse areas of the facility — is on schedule and the company expects to begin converting production at the facility in the second half of 2011.

The new Metso paper machine is expected to begin production during the second half of 2012.

SOURCE: Clearwater Paper Corp.