Apr. 2, 2017 – Resolute Forest Products has announced the successful start-up of its new tissue machine in Calhoun, Tenn., adding that the first tissue parent roll was produced on February 28.
Built at Resolute’s pulp and paper mill, the Calhoun tissue operation has the capacity to manufacture 60,000 metric tons annually of private-label tissue, including bath and towel, for the at-home market.
The company explains the machine will continue its scheduled ramp-up through the year and is expected to be producing at maximum capacity toward mid next year. With its fully operational converting facility, converted tissue products sold from Calhoun are now manufactured entirely from parent rolls produced onsite, says Resolute.
Boasting a state-of-the-art machine, three converting lines and integration of pulp from the existing Calhoun pulp mill, Resolute says this will be “one of the most efficient and cost-competitive” tissue operations in North America once full production is achieved.
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