Alas Dorada rebuilds PM4 at its paper mill in El Salvador. According to the announcement, the company placed an order with Valmet for installation of an Advantage ViscoNip press combined with an Advantage ReDry web heater. The start-up of the rebuilt machine is scheduled for end of the year 2017.
The main target of the rebuild is to raise production capacity by increasing press dryness, and enable improved paper quality as a second stage.
The equipment supplier will replace the current suction press roll with an Advantage ViscoNip press for increased production, improved product quality and decreased energy consumption. A new Advantage ReDry web heater is expected to further enhance the targets by utilizing exhaust air and humidity from the hood, to heat the web and thereby increase post pressure consistency.
About Alas Doradas:
The company is one of the three main manufacturers of tissue paper in Central America. Its uses 100% recycled feedstock, generating annually more than 30kt of paper products: toilet paper, paper towel, kraft paper and napkins.