Resolute Forest Products announced the successful start-up of its new tissue machine in Calhoun, Tennessee, USA. According to the announcement, the first tissue parent roll was produced on February 28, 2017.
The new machine has 66,000 short tons (60,000 metric tons) annual production capacity of premium private-label tissue, including bath and towel, aimed at the at-home market.
The Calhoun tissue operation was built at Resolute’s pulp and paper mill. Resolute expects that with its state-of-the-art machine, three converting lines and integration of pulp from the existing mill, Calhoun will be one of the most efficient and cost-competitive tissue operations in North America.
The machine is expected to reach the maximum capacity in mid-2018. With its fully operational converting facility, converted tissue products sold from Calhoun are now manufactured entirely from parent rolls produced on-site.
Earlier Atlas Tissue, a business of Resolute Forest Products, introduced the Green Heritage® line of recycled tissue products to the at-home market.
About Resolute Forest Products:
Resolute Forest Products is a global leader in the forest products industry with a diverse range of products, including newsprint, specialty papers, market pulp and wood products. The Company owns or operates nearly 40 pulp and paper mills and wood products facilities in the United States, Canada and South Korea, and power generation assets in Canada.