Start-up of a new tissue paper machine in Argentina
The Italian company GapCon tissue S.r.l. (since 2017 a member of the PAPCEL Group of companies) commissioned a new paper machine EconSOFT™ ERS (Energy and Resource Savings) for production of tissue paper in the paper mill Papelera Samseng S.A. in Argentina.
The paper machine is operated at the company’s pilar plant in Buenos Aires. The paper machine is equipped with unique and innovative concept of Shoe press EconPRESS™ NexT (New Extended nip concept for Tissue).
Papelera Samseng S.A. was founded in 1993 and is one of the leading producers of tissue paper in Argentina. Why has the paper mill decided to choose GapCon? The paper mill outlined that it turned to GapCon mainly due to the offered technology that would bring the customer a significant reduction of production costs (the overall operational energy savings), therefore increasing their competitive position in the market.
The new paper machine width on reel is 3.450 mm and the operating speed is 1.800 m/min., with a production output of 145 tpd. The machine features an advanced type of EconFLOW™ headbox, enabling the machine to operate with higher stock consistencies. The press part solution allows for achievement of considerably higher sheet dryness before Yankee Dryer and thus significant energy savings. The machine concept offers a wide range of tissue papers to be produced.
This unique technical solution will shorten also the maintenance time. It is the best alternative for upgrading of existing paper machines with the aim to raise the production, reduce energy consumption and significantly increase the paper quality.