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The Navigator Company selects Voith XcelLine tissue machine for Cacia site

Aug. 10, 2017 - The Navigator Company continues its expansion in the tissue sector and signs a contract with Voith for the supply of a new XcelLine tissue machine.

August 10, 2017  By Voith GmbH

The production line is designed to sustainably produce high-quality tissue paper maximizing the usage of slush Eucalyptus pulp, it explains, adding that the new tissue facility will be integrated in the existing Cacia site in Portugal, where the company boasts one of the biggest pulp production plants in Europe.

With this new investment, the total tissue production capacity of The Navigator Company will raise to 130,000 tonnes per year.

The scope of supply includes Voith technologies to help “minimize energy consumption and achieve maximum efficiency in short fibre usage,” it describes. The European pulp and paper producer said the NipcoFlex T shoe press was a key factor in choosing Voith, noting that “with this technology, the need for thermal energy can be substantially reduced.”


The tissue machine is designed for an operating speed of 2,000 m/min. and will annually produce 70,000 metric tonnes of toilet and towel paper from pulp with a working width of 5,600 mm. Start-up is scheduled for second half of 2018.

According to Voith, the new tissue production line will be equipped with further energy-efficient, operator friendly components and systems like the Pluralis refining technology, the MasterJet headbox, EvoDry T steel Yankee and the EcoHood T, adding that a core part of the delivery will be the Papermaking 4.0 features, including the ComCore automation platform.

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