Celupaper S.A. to invest in third tissue machine at Nicaragua mill in Argentina

Celupaper S.A., part of Grupo Vual, South American leading regional player producing pulp and tissue, has signed a contract with Toscotec for a new PM3 tissue machine and a rebuilding of the existing PM2 at Papelera Nicaragua in Argentina.

Vual is an Argentinian group, owned by the Speranza family, specialized in the manufacturing and trading of tissue paper products, including napkins, towels and toilet paper, as well as the production of virgin pulp.
Today the group has three manufacturing plants (Jose Juan Yapur, Celupaper and Papelera Nicaragua), one pulp manufacturing plant (Celulosa Alto Vale) and distribution centers located in Santa Fe, Córdoba, Bahia Blanca and Buenos Aires employing more than 700 people.
With these new projects Grupo Vual will reach an annual total tissue production of 75,000 tons.

Based on an intensive energy-saving concept, PM3’s delivery includes the approach flow system featuring ultimate Toscotec technology TT SAF®, a MODULO tissue machine with single-layer headbox, single press configuration and Toscotec steel Yankee dryer TT SYD-2500MM. The supply will also comprise an electrification and controls package, Milltech gas heated hood and steam & condensate system.
Erection supervision, start-up assistance and training services complete Toscotec’s scope of supply.
The new line will enable the optimization of the production cycle, both in terms of flexibility and energy costs, and a production of 50 tons a day of different grades of high-quality tissue. Start-up is foreseen for 2nd half of 2015.

The PM2 rebuild has been designed to reconfigure the existing Fourdrinier machine. The new TT SuctionPressRoll-SPR820 and the steel yankee dryer TT SYD-2500MM, will be installed within the 1st Q 2015. The installation will allow to increase the production speed as well as to guarantee a considerable energy savings and improve paper quality.