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02/20/2012

Major Order for Voith: Complete Tissue Paper Machine

  • SCA Relies on Premium Tissue Technology from Voith
  • Order Volume in Three-Digit Million Range
  • Commissioning in Spring 2013
Heidenheim. SCA Hygiene Products GmbH has placed an order with Voith for a complete tissue paper plant. The new TM 5 production line will be installed at the SCA location Kostheim near Mainz, Germany. The order volume for Voith is in the triple-digit million range.

With 5.5 meters, the new TM 5 will have double the wire-width of a standard tissue paper machine. At a surface weight of 20.5 grams per square meter, it will produce nearly 60,000 tons of high-quality towel papers per year. Commissioning of the new TM 5 is scheduled for spring 2013.

SCA had publicized the decision for this investment already back in April 2011. The order has now gone to Voith.

A decisive factor in favor of the Baden-Württemberg family-owned company was the premium tissue technology offered by Voith, which stands out by its very low energy consumption at simultaneously high quality. This technology contributes significantly to Voith's market leadership in the segment for high-quality hygienic papers and sets a clear milestone in terms of sustainability. Alongside the actual machine, the Voith delivery scope covers the stock preparation plant, the drying technology, as well as the entire electrification and automation system. The delivery is rounded off by a full service package, the complete engineering, as well as the paper machine clothing.

Beyond this major project, the worldwide tissue market offers excellent perspectives for paper machine manufacturers such as Voith. Experts anticipate strong growth in the consumption of hygienic papers, especially in the Asia-Pacific region, led on by China.

SCA is a global hygienic products and paper Group, developing and producing personal care products, tissue, packaging paper, graphic papers and wood products, which are marketed in more than 100 countries.

Voith sets standards in the markets energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, Voith employs almost more than 40,000 people, generates €5.6 billion in sales, operates in over 50 countries around the world and is today one of the biggest family-owned companies in Europe.

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