Valmet will deliver a new Advantage DCT line for the tissue to Papelera San Andrés de Giles, Argentina

Valmet Corporation’s press release on the 6th of August 2018 11:00 EET

Valmet supplies a Advantage DCT100HS production line for tissue paper (tissue), including an extensive automationspaket, to Papelera San Andrés de Giles in Argentina. The new tissuelinjen will cater to Papelera San Andrés de Giles require extra capacity for the production of tissue products with high quality to the argentine market. Boot is planned second part of 2018.

The order value is not disclosed and the order was received in Valmet’s second quarter of the year 2018.

«First contact with the Valmet was on their Tissue Making conference in Karlstad, Sweden 2012. Since then we have been convinced that Valmet’s technology is that we need to distinguish ourselves and maintain our leading position in the argentine tissuemarknaden», says Sebastian Schiaffino, mill director at Papelera San Andrés de Giles.

«But the most important thing for us is the joint work together with Valmet’s experienced and skilled staff. It is a long-term partnership for us, and that partner has the Valmet achieved and exceeded all our expectations», continues Schiaffino.

«This new cooperation means a lot for the Valmet. It will be the first Advantage DCT-tissuemaskinen in Argentina», says Kent Nika, sales manager at Valmet. «Except that we break the ground in Argentina, we are also happy to welcome Papelera San Andrés de Giles in our growing tissuegemenskap. Of course, we are also very proud of our ability to deliver equipment with superior technology for tissue production, as for example, the Advantage ViscoNip press, which was valued as a key success factor in their expansion plans.»

Both companies now look forward to the next steps and the common goal — to ensure the completion of the Papelera San Andres de Gilés expansion plans and the ambition to offer their customers tissue products of high quality.

Technical information about the delivery

The new tissuemaskinen is 2.8 metres wide, and has a-output rates of 2 000 metres/minute. With the will of Papelera San Andrés de Giles to increase its current production of facial tissue, and household and toilet with an additional 35 000 tonnes per year.

Valmet’s delivery will consist of a tissue production line with mäldberedningsutrustning and an Advantage DCT 100HS tissuemaskin. The machine is equipped with OptiFlo inloppslåda, a Valmet stålyankeecylinder and Advantage technology including ViscoNip press, AirCap hood, WetDust dammhanteringssystem and SoftReel wheelchair. The delivery also includes an extensive automationspaket with Valmet DNA, process control simulator for training on the tissuemaskinen and Valmet IQ quality controls. The design, monitoring, training, installation, and commissioning are also included.

Information about the customer

Today Papelera San Andrés de Giles an annual production capacity of 20 000 tonnes of tissue for the manufacture of toilet and kitchen rolls, paper handkerchiefs and facial tissues, for the argentine market and surrounding regions. The ultramodern tissuefabriken with the associated converting lines located in the province of Buenos Aires and has 150 employees.


Corporate Communications

For more information, please contact:

Kent Nika, Sales Manager, +46 54 17 14 88,

Jan Erikson, VP Sales, +46 54 17 14 90,

Valmet Corporation is a leading global developer and supplier of process technology, automation and service in the pulp, paper and energy industries. Our goal is to provide our customers with the world’s best service.

Valmet’s extensive tech tree, includes both the pulp mill, the production lines for tissue, board and paper, power and heating plants for energy production. Valmet’s innovative service and automation solutions improving the reliability and performance of our customers ‘ processes and increasing efficiency in the use of raw materials and energy.

Valmet’s net sales in 2017 was approximately eur 3.1 billion. Our 12 000 employees around the world are close to our customers and working to improve their results every day. Valmet’s head office is located in Espoo, Finland, and the company is listed on the NASDAQ Helsinki stock exchange.

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Source: Valmet via Globenewswire

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