Goma-Camps Starts-up New Tissue Machine in Portugal

Aug. 28, 2009 - Goma-Camps on Aug. 10 started production at its new tissue mill in Vila Velha de Rodao, Portugal.

The greenfield mill houses an AHEAD 2.0 line from Toscotec with an overall capacity of 110 tons per day.

AMS Goma-Camps, a newcomer into the tissue industry, is a private company owned by the Portuguese´s Grupo Mateus and Simao Rocha and the Spanish company Goma Camps.

The plant, designed to operate with virgin pulp and waste paper, will produce both jumbo reels for local converters as well as finished products and will provide the Iberian and North African markets with a wide range of products including facial tissue, napkins, toilet tissue and towels, Goma-Camps said.

The mill will also supply Portuguese-speaking African countries and will be active both in the consumer market as well as in the AFH sector, the company added.

Toscotec's "turn-key" project includes a stock preparation plant for virgin pulp, an AHEAD 2.0 tissue machine with 15' Steel Yankee Dryer TT SYD 15FT, machine auxiliaries, a three ply tissue rewinder (TT WIND-H) with calender, electrical and control systems, and installation work.

The new machine has a design speed of 1900 mpm with a net trim width of 2820 mm and a daily production of 110 tons.

According to Goma-Camps, the mill project was based on B.A.T. (Best Available Technology) for tissue production and strongly oriented towards energy savings.

SOURCE: AMS Goma-Camps

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