HEIDENHEIM, Germany, Sept. 26, 2013 (Press Release) -Voith Paper has won the order to supply a complete tissue processing line to Celulosa Argentina in Argentina. The system, to be supplied as a Process Line Package (PLP), will go on stream in Capitán Bermúdez (about 300 km to the north-west of Buenos Aires) in early 2015.
The new VTM 1 production line, which has a wire width of 2,760 mm and runs at 1,800 m/min, will produce around 30,000 metric tons of 15-21 g/m² basis weight toilet tissue and kitchen roll from virgin fiber.
It is therefore enabling Celulosa Argentina to break into the production of high-quality tissue papers and continue to pursue its long-term growth strategy. A special feature of this contract is the innovative long-term supplier financing concept configured and arranged by Voith that was a major factor in the realization of the project.
The scope of supply includes a VTM 1 tissue machine consisting of MasterJet T 1-layer headbox, Voith steel cylinder with high performance hood, the innovative shoe press technology NipcoFlex T and a MasterReel. Voith's OnQ quality control system equipped with non-radioactive sensors for the measurement of moisture content and fiber weight, the OnC process control system as well as the entire stock preparation, engineering and additional services complete the PLP package.
Based on Voith's high process know-how and the optimal interaction of the single components, the new line offers measurable benefits in operating costs and energy efficiency and heads its class for sustainability.
By its own account this investment will allow Celulosa Argentina to diversify its range accordingly and at the same time better absorb the commercial risks of such a project.
In its three mills in the towns of Capitán Bermúdez (Santa Fe province) and Zárate (Buenos Aires province) in Argentina and in Juan Lacaze in Uru-guay, Celulosa Argentina can produce up to 210,000 metric tons of pulp and 194,000 metric tons of paper annually.