February 22, 2013
On schedule, December 13, 2012 Clearwater Paper’s new Metso-supplied Advantage THRU-AIR (TAD) tissue machine was successfully started up and produced its first ton of paper in Shelby, North Carolina, USA.
Metso’s delivery comprised a complete production line with stock preparation equipment and an Advantage THRU-AIR 200 TAD machine including a Metso Yankee cylinder, THRU-AIR dryers, and an Advantage WetDust dust management system. The delivery also comprised an extensive automation package including Metso DNA machine and process controls and a Metso IQ quality control system with Metso IQ Scanners and Metso IQ Profilers.
The new production line will produce 70,000 tons a year of Ultra Premium high-quality tissue grades. The raw material for the new line will be virgin pulp.