Voith to Supply New Tissue Machine to Sepac in Brazil

Sept. 4, 2013 - Voith Paper said that it has received an order from Brazilian tissue producer Sepac for a new tissue production line.

According to Voith, the new VTM2 machine is designed to reach operating speeds of up to 2,000 m/min and will be capable of producing 100 tons per day of single and double ply toilet paper with basis weights between 15 and 19 g/m2.

The order includes a NipcoFlex T shoe press and the 4.8 m (16 ft.) steel plate Yankee cylinder, which, together, will not only enable greater operating speed and paper quality, but also allow the new machine to use up to 20% less thermal energy, Voith said.

The scope of supply also includes the complete stock preparation process with an IntensaPulper and two TwinFlo refiners with Pluralis discs for lower energy consumption.

The new line will feature a MasterJet Pro T headbox, complete MCS and DCS automation systems, a thermal oil drying hood built to operate at a temperature of 350°C, the complete vacuum system and a MasterReel winder, Voith added.

The new machine will be designated "PM 5" and is the fifth tissue machine ordered by Sepac from Voith.

“It is very important for us to be able to develop and supply solutions for yet another project for Sepac — the third one in five years. This proves the company's confidence in our products and the services we have continued to provide," said Rogério Berardi, Global Vice President for Tissue Machines at Voith Paper.

PM 5 is expected to come on stream in the first quarter of 2014.

Voith Paper, a division of the Voith Group, offers new machines for the pproduction of graphic papers, board and packaging grades, specialty or tissue papers. The company also offers rebuilds, and pulp and paper related products and services. Through constant innovations, Voith Paper is optimizing the paper manufacturing process, focusing on developing resource-saving products to reduce the use of energy, water, and fibers. For additional information, visit www.voithpaper.com.

SOURCE: Voith Paper