Fine Hygienic Holding is a long-term partner with Valmet dating back to 1988. Over the years, tissue machines have been installed at their mills in Egypt, Jordan and Abu Dhabi. A Valmet Advantage DCT200 equipped with a Symbelt, a traditional shoe press, was started up in Egypt in 2005. The machine with its shoe press performed according to expectations but after some years the Fine mill learned about the next generation of Valmet pressing technology, the ViscoNip press. They observed how Valmet had done several rebuilds in the market replacing traditional shoe presses, offered by all producers, with the unique Valmet Advantage ViscoNip press. Hence, they started wondering about the concrete differences between a traditional shoe press and a ViscoNip press and what that could mean for them. As their own mill in Abu Dhabi installed a Valmet Advantage DCT 200TS machine, Fine’s fourth from Valmet, they could evaluate the significant improvements in detail and the decision was taken to make the replacement.
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When we speak to Eng. Khalid Banat, Egypt Operation Manager at Fine’s mill in Al Bardi, Egypt, the message is clear: the results from installing the Valmet Advantage ViscoNip press is really amazing as speed has increased 150-200 m/min overnight without any vibrations, breaks, snaps or uniformity problems and is now running very smooth at 2000 m/min”.