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Cascades starts up Voith Atmos tissue machine in Candiac


April 1, 2011
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Kingsey Falls, Que. – With the start-up of a new technology at its Candiac tissue paper mill, Cascades is the only manufacturer in North America to have the Voith Atmos technology to produce a superior quality tissue paper with recycled fibres….

Kingsey Falls, Que. – With the start-up of a new technology at its Candiac tissue paper mill, Cascades is the only manufacturer in North America to have the Voith Atmos technology to produce a superior quality tissue paper with recycled fibres. The investment at Candiac, Que., could total more than $30 million.

This new technological addition will allow Cascades to manufacture tissue products with fewer fibres, less energy, less water and fewer chemical products than in any other paper manufacturing process.

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According to Voith, the Atmos technology for premium tissue production consumes significantly less energy than through-air-dried (TAD) production. Instead of hot air drying (as in TAD), the tissue web in the Atmos process runs over a vacuum roll which sucks out the water.

While other tissue machines manufacture ultra quality tissue paper with mostly virgin fibres, this “TAD equivalent” technology is able to manufacture similar quality tissue paper using a majority of recycled fibres.

This project will benefit from a financial contribution of $4.9 million by Investissement Québec.


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