American specialty paper manufacturer Little Rapids Corp. has signed a contract with Voith Paper Brazil to purchase a new tissue paper machine. This new machine will replace the existing PM3, located in Shawano, Wis.
By Cindy Macdonald
Voith says the new machine with significantly improve paper quality. It will produce 119 tonnes per day at a speed of 1830 m/min. Except for the existing Yankee dryer, which will be reused, all of the other machine components will be new and based on Voith’s machine model VTM 3.
In addition to the new tissue machine and auxiliaries, Voith’s scope of supply includes: stock preparation, approach flow system, steam box, dust and mist removal systems, DCS systems and field services.
The project is scheduled to start in fall of this year, and start-up is expected for the end of 2017.
Little Rapids is a family-owned business. The company’s core product lines serve the medical and beauty market segments, flexographic printing for a variety of packaging markets, and tissue, MG paper, and wet crepe paper for the specialty paper market.