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First Valmet Advantage NTT machine in Europe successfully started at Renova in Portugal

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In late January Portuguese tissue manufacturer Renova produced its first jumbo roll on the first Valmet Advantage NTT tissue line in Europe. The Renova 2 mill, near Torres Novas, Portugal, will utilize the flexibility of the hybrid machine to produce both plain and textured tissue for their typical tissue products in bold colors.

"We are welcoming the production of a new generation of appealing paper at our new PM 7. Now we are eager to discover what we can achieve with the combination of Renova’s proactive approach to innovation and Valmet’s sustainable Advantage NTT technology. We believe its flexibility can provide us with endless possibilities to produce specially designed textured tissue products," says Mr. Paulo Pereira da Silva, Renova, CEO.

"It’s been an exciting project and we are happy to support Renova in taking their tissue products to the next level. Advantage NTT technology is recognized as providing great opportunities to develop premium products with very high softness. We are excited to follow Renova’s journey forward," says Jan Erikson, VP Tissue Sales, Valmet.

Technical information about the delivery

The new tissue machine has a design speed of 1,800 m/min in textured mode and 2,000 m/min in plain mode. The production line is optimized to save energy and fiber, as well as to add the possibility for product differentiation and increase the capacity for premium-quality products.

Valmet’s scope of delivery comprised a complete tissue production line, including an Advantage NTT tissue machine, with an OptiFlo headbox and a cast alloy Yankee cylinder. It also features Advantage tissue technology, including an AirCap hood with a WetDust system. The delivery also included basic and detailed mill engineering, complete stock preparation, process and a Valmet DNA Automation system.

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