Valmet will supply a complete Advantage ThruAir tissue line to First Quality Tissue in its existing Anderson, S.C., site. The new production line is expected 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.
According to the company, Valmet has supplied approximately 50 ThruAir technology tissue making machines worldwide. The drying method is effective 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.