Heidenheim, Germany, 20 February 2012 -- 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 Kostheim near Mainz, Germany. SCA announced the decision for this investment in April 2011. The order has now gone to Voith.
At 5.5 meters, the new TM 5 will have double the wire-width of a standard tissue paper machine. With a surface weight of 20.5 g/m2, 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.
Along with tissue machine, the Voith delivery scope covers the stock preparation plant, the drying technology, and the entire electrification and automation system. The delivery is rounded off by a full service package, complete engineering, and the paper machine clothing.
Beyond this major project, the worldwide tissue market offers excellent perspectives for paper machine manufacturers such as Voith. Analysts anticipate strong growth in the consumption of hygienic papers, especially in the Asia-Pacific region, particularly in 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 provides engineering and machinery services to the energy, oil and gas, paper, raw materials, and transport and automotive markets. Founded in 1867, Voith employs almost more than 40,000 people, generates EUR 5.6 billion in sales, operates in more than 50 countries around the world and is today one of the biggest family-owned companies in Europe.