Valmet to Supply Resolute with New Tissue Machine at Calhoun Mill

The new Valmet Advantage NTT tissue machine will have a width of 5.2 meters and a design speed of 2,000 m/min.

Sept. 3, 2015 - Valmet announced that it will supply Resolute Forest Products with an Advantage NTT tissue production line for the production of at-home, premium private label tissue paper, including bath and towel.

The new machine will be installed at the company's mill in Calhoun, Tennessee. Start-up is planned for early 2017.

The value of the order will not be disclosed.

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

The new tissue machine will have a width of 5.2 meters and a design speed of 2,000 m/min.

Raw material for the new line will be virgin fiber, and the production line is optimized to save energy and fiber as well as provide flexibility and product differentiation for premium quality products, Valmet said.

The scope of delivery will include a complete tissue production line, including an Advantage NTT 200HS tissue machine. The tissue machine will be equipped with a layered 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 -B. Basic mill engineering, process equipment and process ventilation are also included in the scope.

In addition, the delivery includes an integrated automation solution with Valmet DNA process control system, Valmet IQ scanner with IQFibre & Moisture sensor, as well as IQProfilers and a state-of-the-art web camera system for quality and reliability control. Installation supervision, training and commissioning as well as product development support are part of the delivery.

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SOURCE: Valmet

Editor's note: On June 1, 2015, Resolute announced that it would enter the tissue market by 2017 with the installation of a new tissue production line at Calhoun. See story: Resolute Forest Products to Enter Tissue Market by 2017 (6/1/2015)