Navigator expands tissue production capacity in Portugal

Cacia Industrial Complex
Photo: The Navigator Company

The Navigator Company expands its tissue production capacity at Cacia site in Portugal. According to the announcement, the company placed an order with Voith for a new XcelLine tissue machine. Start-up is scheduled for second half of 2018.

The tissue machine is designed for an operating speed of 2,000 m/min. and will annually produce 70,000 metric tons of high-quality toilet and towel paper from pulp with a working width of 5,600 mm. With this new investment the total tissue production capacity of The Navigator Company will raise to 130,000 tons per year.

The scope of Voith’s  supply includes the latest Voith technologies to minimize energy consumption and achieve maximum efficiency in short fiber usage. Above all, the NipcoFlex T shoe press was a key factor in choosing Voith. With this technology, the need for thermal energy can be substantially reduced.


About the Navigator Company:

The company is one of Europe’s leading producers of pulp and paper. It has a total paper capacity of 1.6Mt per year, largely integrated with pulp production, and more than 3,000 employees. The Group accounts for approximately 1% of Portugal’s GDP, around 3% of the country’s total exports of goods. In 2016, the Company set a new all-time record for paper output, with an annual turnover of approximately EUR 1.6 billion.

Source: Woodbizforum