ICT Iberica invests into a new complete tissue production line with an extensive automation package at its Burgo mill in Spain. According to the announcement, the company placed an order with Valmet for a Advantage DCT 200HS tissue line. The start-up is planned for the third quarter of 2018.
The new line will add 70,000 tons a year of high-quality toilet, towel, facial, and napkin grades for the European market. The raw material for the new line will be virgin fiber.
Riccardo Baccelli, Executive Director, ICT, commented:
“The results from our most recent tissue machine installation in Poland have convinced us that the Advantage DCT with the ViscoNip press technology is the solution also for the Burgo mill. We expect to reach the same high production efficiency and target to supply ULTRA quality tissue products to the Spanish market.”
About ICT Iberica:
The company is a European market leader that specializes in premium products. The group’s range of toilet rolls, kitchen towels, napkins, facial tissues and handkerchiefs is marketed both through its own brand Foxy, and through retailer’s private labels. The business also includes the sales of parent reels to converters and diapers and personal hygiene products. ICT Group operates ten paper machines in four European countries: five in Italy, three in Poland, one in France and one in Spain. The global production capacity currently amounts to about 540,000 tons per annum which will increase to 610,000 tons by the end of 2018, when a new investment that will double capacity in Spain will be completed. The ICT Group, has a revenue approximatively EUR 700 million and employees just over 1,400 people.