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Voith starts up two XcelLine VTM 4 tissue machines at Suzano Papel e Celulose

Jan. 16, 2018 - As part of a strategy to expand into the tissue segment, eucalyptus pulp producer Suzano Papel e Celulose has commissioned Voith Paper to supply complete production lines for the manufacture of sanitary (tissue) paper.


January 16, 2018
By P&PC Staff

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The multinational German group successfully concluded the start-up of two complete double-width XcelLine VTM 4 machines installed in the Brazilian paper manufacturer’s plants in Imperatriz and Mucuri. Each machine has the capacity to manufacture approximately 220 metric tonnes of paper per day at a speed of 2,000 meters per minute.

Voith’s scope of supply includes a range of technologies, such as the MasterJet Pro T headbox, the Crescent Former, the modern NipcoFlex T shoe press, the EvoDry Y steel plate Yankee cylinder, the EcoHood T drying hood, the EcoChange T reel with automatic spool exchange, and complete automation packages.

It supplied both projects in the PLP (Process Line Package) concept, including all auxiliary equipment and services for the machine’s complete operation. The new VTM 4 in Mucuri was put into service in September 2017, while the machine installed in Imperatriz  was started up at the end of November.

Suzano Papel e Celulose describes itself as the world’s second largest producer of eucalyptus pulp and Latin America’s leading printing and writing paper manufacturer. As a subsidiary of Suzano Holding and part of the Suzano Group, it has a tradition of more than 90 years operating with cutting-edge technology in the pulp and paper industry. It runs five paper mills in Brazil, international offices in six countries and a global distribution structure to supply its products to more than 60 countries. Besides pulp, the company produces coated and uncoated printing and writing paper, packaging paper, tissue (sanitary) paper, fluff pulp (used in diapers and sanitary napkins), and lignin.