ESPOO, Finland, March 19, 2014 (Press Release) - Valmet has been chosen as supplier of a complete tissue production line by CMPC Tissue S.A. of Santiago, Chile. The tissue line will be installed at the mill of its subsidiary Absormex CMPC Tissue S.A. de CV in Mexico.
The new production line is planned to be started up mid 2015, and it will add 60,000 tons of high quality toilet and towel grades to the company's annual production. Valmet has previously delivered an Advantage DCT200 tissue line to CMPC Tissue's Talagante mill in Chile.
The value of the order will not be disclosed. This kind of production line is typically valued at EUR 20-40 million, depending on the scope of the delivery and the production output. The order is included in Valmet's first quarter 2014 orders received.
"The Latin American tissue market is growing both in respect of capacity and quality. Valmet has the tissue making technologies to meet current and future demands of the market," says Jan Erikson, Vice President of Sales, Valmet. "We are very pleased that CMPC chose us as their supplier and selected Valmet's Advantage tissue technology to increase their current production in means of quality and capacity."
Technical information about the delivery
Valmet's delivery will comprise of a complete Advantage DCT200 tissue production line with stock preparation equipment and tissue machine including an OptiFlo II TIS headbox, a Yankee cylinder, an Advantage AirCap hood, an Advantage WetDust dust management system and an Advantage SoftReel reel. The scope will also include control systems, electrification, mill engineering as well as installation. The production line will be optimized to enhance final product quality and reduce energy consumption. The raw material for the new line will be virgin and DIP pulp.
About Absormex CMPC Tissue
Absormex CMPC Tissue S.A. de CV is a wholly owned subsidiary of CMPC Tissue S.A. which is part of the larger pulp and paper group Empresas CMPC S.A. It is a leading tissue products supplier in Latin America with industrial operations in 8 countries of that region.
Valmet Corporation is a leading global developer and supplier of services and technologies for the pulp, paper and energy industries. Our 11,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day.
Valmet's services cover everything from maintenance outsourcing to mill and plant improvements and spare parts. Our strong technology offering includes entire pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bio-energy production.
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