On August 10th, AMS Goma-Camps has started production at the new plant in Vila Velha de Rodao, Portugal. The mill houses an AHEAD 2.0 line from Toscotec with an overall capacity of 110 TPD, as reported by Toscotec. AMS Goma-Camps, a newcomer into the tissue industry, is a private company owned by the Portuguese’s Grupo Mateus and Simao Rocha and the Spanish company Goma Camps.
The plant, designed to operate with virgin pulp and waste paper, will produce both jumbo reels for local converters as well as finished products and will provide the Iberian and North African markets with a wide range of products including facial tissue, napkins, toilet tissue and towels. It will serve both the consumer market as well as the AFH sector. Toscotec’s “turn-key” project includes stock preparation plant for virgin pulp, AHEAD 2.0 tissue machine with 15′ Steel Yankee Dryer TT SYD 15FT, machine auxiliaries, a three ply tissue rewinder (TT WIND-H) with calender, electrification & control system and erection activity. Machine speed will be 1900 mpm with a net trim width of 2820 mm and a daily production of 110 tons.