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Valmet reveals details of Resolute tissue line

The tissue machine Resolute Forest Products has chosen for its Calhoun mill in Tennessee will be only the fifth of its type that Valmet has sold. Resolute selected Valmet's Advantage NTT tissue production technology and Valmet automation for the Calhoun expansion.

September 8, 2015  By Cindy Macdonald

Valmet's Advantage NTT tissue production technology is designed for maximum flexibility.

The line will manufacture at-home, premium private label tissue paper, including bath and towel.

The new tissue machine will have a width of 5.2 m and a design speed of 2,000 m/min. The raw material for the new line will be virgin fiber, and the production line is optimized to save energy and fiber as well as provide flexibility and product differentiation for premium quality products, states Valmet.

Valmet will provide a complete tissue production line, including an Advantage NTT 200HS tissue machine. The tissue machine will be equipped with a layered OptiFlo headbox and a cast alloy Yankee cylinder. It will also incorporate with the Advantage tissue technology, including an AirCap hood and a SoftReel B.


The delivery also includes an integrated automation solution with Valmet DNA process control system, Valmet IQ scanner with IQFibre & Moisture sensor, as well as IQProfilers and a state-of-the-art web camera system for quality and reliability control. Installation supervision, training and commissioning as well as product development support are part of the delivery.

“We are very proud to work with Resolute on this important project, and we will deliver first-class tissue technology to their state-of-the-art facility,” says Soren Eriksson, director of sales, Tissue Mills Business Unit, Valmet.

Valmet’s Advantage NTT tissue production technology is designed for maximum flexibility and can easily change between production of conventional tissue and textured tissue in just a few hours. The company says it has been well received by the market, and this will be the fifth NTT machine to be delivered. The first Advantage NTT line was started up in Mexico in 2013, the second line started up in the second quarter of 2015 in Chile, a third NTT line will be started up in Abu Dhabi in 2015, followed by a fourth NTT line in the U.S. in early 2016.

Resolute is expected to start-up its tissue production line in early 2017.

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