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Resolute chooses Valmet technology for first tissue line


July 1, 2015
By Pulp & Paper Canada

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Resolute Forest Products Inc. has selected an Advantage New Tissue Technology (NTT) machine for the project to add tissue production to its Calhoun mill, in Tennessee. Supplied by Valmet, new machine the will produce premium quality tissue…

Resolute Forest Products Inc. has selected an Advantage New Tissue Technology (NTT) machine for the project to add tissue production to its Calhoun mill, in Tennessee. Supplied by Valmet, new machine the will produce premium quality tissue products for the consumer market.

This machine is part of the previously announced $270 million project to build a facility to manufacture at-home, premium private label tissue paper, including bath and towel. Preparation work has begun at Calhoun, and the machine is expected to start making tissue in the first quarter of 2017.

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“This is the first time we will produce products directly for the consumer market,” stated Richard Garneau, president and chief executive officer. “The selection of the Advantage NTT tissue machine is in line with our promise to retailers to install equipment that will offer the highest quality and the differentiation they seek for their store brands.”

The move into the tissue market represents a new avenue of growth for Resolute, and the company has stated it will continue to evaluate opportunities to expand its presence in this growing market segment.