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Brazil's Sepac targets to achieve tissue production of 93 tonnes/day and speed of 1,800 m/min on Voith-supplied PM 4

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Brazil's Sepac targets to achieve tissue production of 93 tonnes/day and speed of 1,800 m/min on Voith-supplied PM 4

August 06, 2012 - 01:15
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SAO PAULO, July 31, 2012 (Press Release) -The new PM4 of SEPAC, installed in the city of Mallet, state of Paraná, was successfully started up in July, 2012. The machine is already producing tissue paper, at 1650 m/min. The target is to reach, at the end of October, maximum production and speed - respectively 93 t/day and 1800 m/min, with basis weight between 13 and 33 g/m2. The contract for the supply of this new machine, between Voith and Sepac, was signed in the first quarter of 2011.

The predominant production of this machine will be 2-ply toilet paper, with the use of 100% virgin fiber (eucalyptus pulp) - a tissue market niche with the fastest growth in Brazil.

This is a most relevant project for Voith Paper, since it has already achieved successful goals. The new PM4 includes the installation of the first Voith's steel Yankee cylinder in the world, which allows an economy of up to 6% in steam consumption, in relation to a conventional cast iron Yankee. In addition, the hood is the first thermal oil heated hood supplied by Voith. Voith Paper developed this technology in order to use this resource already existing at the SEPAC plant, in Mallet, guaranteeing a great economical and competitive advantage to the client.

In addition, the machine includes also the first Voith Paper headbox without recirculation. This new technology generates a 5% reduction in the energy consumption of the fan pump.

According to Voith Paper, it is a pleasure to have these new technologies implemented at the plant of such an important client. This successful partnership between Voith and Sepac began in 2008, year in which Voith delivered to the enterprise another machine for the production of tissue papers, with a production capacity of 72 tons/day.


SEPAC started its activities late in the 70's, with the planting of reforestation areas and the commerce of forest seedlings in Mallet, South of Paraná. Later on, SEPAC engaged in the production of tissue papers. The company is renowned by its investments in technology in its area and in the quality of its products, focused on the personal hygiene segment.

Voith Paper Máquinas e Equipamentos Ltda.

Voith Paper is a division of the Voith Group, a leading partner and a pioneer in the paper industry. By means of constant innovations, Voith Paper is optimizing the paper manufacturing process, focused on the development of products that spare resources, for reducing the use of energy, water and fibers.

Voith sets up standards in the energy, oil & gas, raw materials, transports & automotive markets. Founded in 1867, Voith has almost 40 thousand employees, generates 5.6 billion euros in sales, operates in approx. 50 countries worldwide and is today one of the biggest family enterprises in Europe.