Espoo, Finland 27 June 2014 -- Valmet will supply a complete Advantage ThruAir (TAD) tissue line to First Quality Tissue in their existing Anderson, South Carolina USA site. The new production line is planned to be started-up in the second half of 2015 and will add 70,000 tons of ultra premium quality tissue to the company's annual production.
The value of the order is not disclosed. The order was included in Valmet's first quarter (Q1) 2014 orders received.
About First Quality Tissue
First Quality Tissue (FQT) is a member company of the privately held First Quality group of companies, headquartered in Great Neck, New York. It is a leading manufacturer of nondiscretionary consumer products. The company is a market leader that offers a very diversified and full product offering of high quality private label and branded products. FQT is currently operating four tissue machines in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania and in Anderson, South Carolina.
About Valmet's ThruAir tissue production technology
Valmet has supplied around 50 ThruAir technology tissue making machines worldwide. The Thru-Air technology is one of the most effective drying methods for increasing tissue's bulk and softness as well as strength and absorption. It is particularly suited for production of superior quality tissue papers from virgin or recycled pulp.
Valmet Corporation is a leading global developer and supplier of services and technologies for the pulp, paper and energy industries. Our 11,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day.
Valmet's services cover everything from maintenance outsourcing to mill and plant improvements and spare parts. Our strong technology offering includes entire pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bio-energy production.
The company has over 200 years of industrial history and was reborn through the demerger of the pulp, paper and power businesses from Metso Group in December 2013. Valmet's net sales in 2013 were approximately EUR 2.6 billion. Valmet's objective is to become the global champion in serving its customers.
Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.