Valmet to Supply First Advantage NTT Tissue Line in the US to von Drehle

Valmet Advantage NTT tissue machine.

Aug. 4, 2014 - Valmet announced that von Drehle Corporation will be the first tissue maker in the USA to produce tissue with Valmet's flexible Advantage NTT technology. The new line will be installed at von Drehle's facility in Natchez, Mississippi. Startup of the new line is planned to be in late 2015.

The value of the order was not disclosed.

According to Valmet, the Advantage NTT technology is designed for maximum flexibility as well as enhanced product quality and can easily swing between productions of conventional tissue to textured tissue in just a few hours.

The first Advantage NTT line was started up in Mexico in 2013 and two more lines are planned to be in production in Chile and Abu Dhabi in 2014 and 2015.

von Drehle is currently operating two Advantage DCT tissue machines in their Cordova, North Carolina operation.

The new tissue machine will have a width of 2.6 meters and a design speed of 2,000 m/min. Raw material will be recycled fiber.

Valmet's scope of delivery includes a complete tissue production line including an Advantage NTT 100HS tissue machine. The tissue machine will be equipped with an OptiFlo headbox and a cast alloy Yankee cylinder. It will also be featured with the Advantage tissue technology including, an AirCap hood and a SoftReel.

Basic mill engineering, process equipment and process ventilation are also included in the scope of supply.

In addition, the delivery will include an automation package from Metso Automation with process control system. Installation supervision, training and commissioning as well as product development support are part of the delivery.

Startup of the new line is planned to be in late 2015.

Founded in 1974, the von Drehle Corporation is a privately held company headquartered in Hickory, North Carolina. The company manufactures Tissue, Towel, and Dispenser products for the Away-from-Home market. To learn more, please visit: www.vondrehle.com.

Valmet Corporation is a leading global developer and supplier of services and technologies for the pulp, paper and energy industries. To learn more, please visit: www.valmet.com

SOURCE: Valmet