Voith to Supply Celulosa Argentina with New Tissue Production Line

The new VTM 1 production line will produce around 30,000 metric tons of 15–21 g/m² basis weight toilet tissue and kitchen rolls.

Sept. 26, 2013 - Voith Paper said that it has received an order to supply a complete tissue processing line to Celulosa Argentina in Argentina.

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 g/m² basis weight toilet tissue and kitchen roll from virgin fiber.

Voith noted that a a major factor in the realization of the project for Celulosa Argentina was the long-term supplier financing concept arranged by Voith.

The scope of supply includes a VTM 1 tissue machine consisting of MasterJet T 1-layer headbox, Voith steel cylinder with high performance hood, the innovative shoe press technology NipcoFlex T and a MasterReel.

In addition, the order includes 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 Process Line Package (PLP).

The new tissue production line is expected to go on stream in Capitán Bermúdez (about 300 km to the northwest of Buenos Aires) in early 2015.

Celulosa Argentina has the capacity to produce up to 210,000 metric tons of pulp and 194,000 metric tons of paper annually 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.

Voith Paper, a division of the Voith Group, offers new machines for the production of graphic papers, board and packaging grades, specialty or tissue papers. The company also offers rebuilds, and pulp and paper related products and services. For additional information, visit www.voithpaper.com.