Brazilian Tissue Producer Ipel to Start Up New Machine in April

Ipel currently has three paper machines with a combined production capacity of 24,000 tons per year. The addition of the new machine will add 26,400 tpy to the company's capacity.

Feb 13, 2014 - Brazilian tissue producer Ipel (Indaial Papel Embalagens) reported that it will start up its new tissue paper machine (PM4) in April this year, after several delays since 2008, when the project was first announced.

The new machine has the capacity to produce 26,400 tons per year of tissue paper — more than doubling the company’s current output of around 24,000 tpy.

According to Ipel’s marketing manager, Luciana Dobuchak, the delays occurred because funding for the the investment has been carried out with the company’s own resources only. “We wanted to avoid a debt increase or any financial commitment,” she explained.

Ipel’s sole plant in Brazil is located in Indaial city, Santa Catarina state. The new equipment was supplied by Hergen and has one of the largest hoods produced in Brazil.

Located in the municipality of Santa Catarina Indaial, Ipel has three paper machines with a combined production capacity of 2,000 tons per month and approximately 350 direct employees. To learn more, please visit: http://www.indaialpapel.com.br/

SOURCE: Tissue World