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Suzano Papel e Celulose contracts with Voith to deliver two tissue paper machines

Heidenheim/São Paulo
Suzano Papel e Celulose has contracted with Voith to deliver two tissue machines. The machines will be installed at the company's Imperatriz and Mucuri locations. The machine located in Imperatriz is scheduled for start-up in June 2017, whereas the one located in Mucuri is expected to go on-line in September 2017.

Voith will be responsible for supplying the complete tissue lines, which will be equipped with NipcoFlex T shoe presses and the EcoChange system to allow a reliable reel spool change. Within the Process Line Package Voith provides the machines and also the supply of all the auxiliary equipment and services. Once completed each machine will have a manufacturing capacity of nearly 220 metric tons of paper daily, at a speed of 2,000 meters per minute.

"The customer's choice of Voith for this project is extremely important, since it underscores both companies' long-term partnership. There is currently a strategic expansion at Suzano. This is the company's first project in the tissue segment,” said Flávio Silva, President for Voith Paper South America.

Suzano Papel e Celulose is a forestry-based company and one of the largest producers of pulp and paper in Latin America. Its annual production capacity amounts to 4.7 million metric tons of paper and pulp.