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Valmet to deliver second tissue production line to Faderco in Algeria

Finland-headed forest industry and energy technology major Valmet Oyj has announced that it will supply a complete Advantage DCT 100HS tissue production line to Faderco in Algeria. The order also includes a rewinder and an extensive automation package including process and quality control solutions. The new line will be installed at the company's mill, Warak, in Setif with start-up planned for June 2020.

Valmet Advantage DCT 100HS tissue machine (image courtesy Valmet).

Valmet is to supply an Advantage DCT 100HS tissue machine and line to Faderco in Algeria (image courtesy Valmet).

According to a statement, the new tissue line, the value of which has not been disclosed, will fulfill Faderco’s need for new capacity for tissue products. The Warak mill currently produces baby diapers, sanitary napkins, adult diapers and tissue paper for the domestic market and surrounding countries.

Founded in 1986, Faderco is an Algerian company active in the industrial hygiene field, through cotton derived products and hygiene items with absorbent pads. The company produces baby diapers, adult diapers, and paper products in the industrial Complex at Setif, which opened in July 2012. In addition, the company has another production facility in Algiers.

The new line will support Faderco’s ambition to consolidate its position as the Algerian leader in the sector by reaching 35 percent of market share in 2019. With an addition of 30 000 annual tonnes, Algeria will move from importer to exporter of tissue products.

The investment in Valmet’s Advantage DCT technology, the new complex, will boost our production and support our ambition to reach the position as the 5th exporter in the Mediterranean region. We are already present in Morocco, Tunisia, Libya, Mauritania, Senegal, Togo, Mali, Guinea Conakry and Qatar, among others, said Amor Habes, CEO, Faderco.

Second delivery

Valmet has previously supplied an Advantage DCT100+ tissue line to the mill, started up in 2015. The new tissue machine line will have a width of 2.8 m and a design speed of 2,000 m/min. It will add 30 000 tonnes of tissue paper capacity to Faderco’s current production of tissue products.

The delivery will comprise a complete tissue production line featuring bale handling, stock preparation system, the Advantage DCT 100HS tissue machine, a rewinder, and auxiliaries. The tissue machine will be equipped with an OptiFlo II TIS headbox, a cast alloy Yankee cylinder, the Advantage technologies ViscoNip press, the AirCap hood, and WetDust dust-handling systems as well as an F(O)CUS Rewinder with its unique ENS technology.

The stock preparation line includes OptiSlush pulper, OptiFiner conical refiners and deflaker and OptiScreen technology. The delivery also includes an automation package with the Valmet DNA process controls and Valmet IQ quality controls. Complete installation supervision, training, start-up, and commissioning are also part of the delivery. The supply is based on total mill engineering by Valmet.

With this new, high-quality tissue making installation, we are very pleased to continue the journey together with Faderco; a journey which started in 2013. Valmet’s leading Advantage DCT technology as well as it’s Reelite ENS Winder will support Faderco’s ambition for first class tissue paper production, said Bernhard Glifberg, Sales Manager, Tissue Mills Business Unit, Valmet.

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