American specialty paper manufacturer Little Rapids Corporation has signed a contract with Voith Paper Brazil to purchase a new tissue paper machine. This new machine will replace the existing PM3, located in Shawano Wisconsin (USA).
Besides significantly improvement of paper quality, the new machine will produce 119 metric tons per day at a speed of 1830 m/min. Except for the existing Yankee dryer, which will be reused, all other machine’s components will be new and based on Voith‘s machine model VTM 3.
The Voith’s scope of supply
In addition to the new tissue machine and auxiliaries, Voith’s scope of supply includes: stock preparation, approach flow system, steam box, dust and mist removal systems, DCS systems and field services.
The project is scheduled to start in fall of this year, and the start-up is expected for the end of 2017.