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Mexico-Based Papel San Francisco Orders Sixth Tissue Production Line from Valmet

The new Valmet tissue-making line will allow Papel San Francisco in meeting additional capacity requirements for standard tissue products.

October 26, 2022

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Papel San Francisco has ordered an Advantage DCT 100TS tissue production machine from Valmet for its site in Mexico. The new production line will be installed at the company’s mill in Mexicali and the start-up is planned for the first half of 2024. The order is included in Valmet’s orders received for the third quarter of 2022.

The new tissue-making line will meet the additional capacity requirements of Papel San Francisco for standard tissue products. In the past, Valmet supplied five tissue machines to the company. Four Advantage DCT machines were started up in 2006, 2009, 2018, and 2020. Moreover, Papel San Francisco was the first to start up an Advantage NTT line in 2013, which fulfills the company’s demand for textured tissue.

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“In today’s business environment it is crucial to consistently operate equipment at maximum productivity and efficiency. Our continued partnership with Valmet has provided us with world class equipment that not only achieves this, but also ensures we have the latest available technology in sustainability standards,” says Dario Palma y Meza Espinoza, Operational Director, Papel San Francisco.

“It has always been a pleasure to work with the Papel San Francisco team that has been the same for all five machines. Papel San Francisco is dedicated to details and demand excellence. Valmet is glad to live up to their high expectations and help them continuously improve. We are grateful to be a part of yet another expansion in a strong and trustful relationship,” says Mr. Jan Larsson, Director of Sales, Tissue Mills business unit, North America, Valmet.

The new tissue machine will have a width of 2.8 m and a design speed of 2,200 m/min. It will add 30,000 TPA of tissue paper to Papel San Francisco’s current production capacities.

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The scope of delivery will comprise an Advantage DCT 100TS tissue machine. The machine will be equipped with an OptiFlo headbox and cast alloy Yankee cylinder. The machine will also feature the well-proven Advantage tissue technology including a ViscoNip press, an AirCap hood, and the WetDust dust system.