The machines will be installed at the company's Imperatriz and Mucuri locations. The machine located in Imperatriz is scheduled for start-up in June 2017, whereas the one located in Mucuri is expected to go on-line in September 2017.
Voith will be responsible for supplying the complete tissue lines, which will be equipped with NipcoFlex T shoe presses and the EcoChange system to allow a reliable reel spool change. Within the Process Line Package Voith provides the machines and also the supply of all the auxiliary equipment and services. Once completed each machine will have a manufacturing capacity of nearly 220 metric tons of paper daily, at a speed of 2,000 meters per minute.
"The customer's choice of Voith for this project is extremely important, since it underscores both companies' long-term partnership. There is currently a strategic expansion at Suzano. This is the company's first project in the tissue segment,” said Flávio Silva, President for Voith Paper South America.
Suzano Papel e Celulose (suzano.com.br) is a forestry-based company and one of the largest producers of pulp and paper in Latin America. Its annual production capacity amounts to 4.7 million metric tons of paper and pulp.
Voith Paper is a corporate division of Voith and is one of the leading partners and pioneers in the paper industry. Through constant innovations, Voith Paper is optimizing the paper manufacturing process, focusing on developing resource-conserving products to reduce the use of energy, water and fibers. Furthermore, Voith Paper offers a broad service portfolio for all sections of the paper manufacturing process.
Voith (voith.com) sets standards in the markets for energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials, transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, Voith employs more than 20,000 people, generates €4.3 billion in sales, operates in over 60 countries around the world and is one of the biggest family owned companies in Europe.*
* Excluding the discontinued Group Division Voith Industrial Services.