As a result of thorough planning and market survey done by Algerian company Faderco, Metso’s Pulp, Paper and Power business, the future Valmet company is set to supply a complete tissue line which would be installed on Faderco’s new site at Setif Algeria using state of the art technology.
The Pulp, Paper and Power business, in addition to its supplies, would also include an automation solution for machine, process and quality controls, says a report.
While Metso is a global supplier of technology and services to customers in the process industries, including mining, construction, pulp and paper, power, and oil and gas set to change its name to Valmet in 2014, its partner Faderco is known for producing cotton derivatives in Algeria. According to Faderco owner Amor Habes, after doing thorough investigations and evaluation, the organisation came to the conclusion that Metso is the right partner for Faderco for such an important project which would establish high quality tissue paper production on 80 per cent of the Algerian market.
Indeed, since 1986, Faderco has been active in the industrial hygiene field, through cotton derived products and hygiene items with absorbent pads while producing baby and adult diapers and paper products since last year especially once it became a joint stock company with Metso in 2009. With both whole sale and direct sales, Faderco’s commercial coverage is 80 percent of the Algerian national territory. The company exports products to other countries in Northwest Africa and sub- Sahara.
Thanks to the joint stock partnership, new developments have taken place. Impressed by this year’s well founded investment and technical analysis of the new project, the detailed preparation done in an early stage would most likely contribute to its success, noted Jan Erikson, Vice President Sales, Pulp, Paper and Power Metso.
In terms of logistics and technology, the tissue production line would have a design capacity of around 30,000 tons a year of high-quality facial, toilet and towel grades as the raw material for the new lines will be virgin fiber. Metso’s scope of delivery would include one complete tissue production line featuring stock preparation systems and an Advantage DCT 100+ tissue machine equipped with an OptiFlo headbox, a Metso Yankee cylinder, an Advantage AirCap, an Advantage WetDust dust system and an Advantage SoftReel A reel.
Moreover, the organisation informs the public that the stock preparation line consists of OptiSlush pulper, OptiFiner conical refiners and deflaker and OptiScreen screens. Also an advanced MC20T rewinder with calendar as well as roll transporting and wrapping equipment is included in the delivery. In addition to the paper making process Metso supplies complete electrical systems and effluent treatment of the waste water coming from the process, concurs the organisation.
The delivery also includes an automation package with Metso DNA machine and process controls and Metso IQ quality controls. Complete installation supervision, training, start-up and commissioning are also part of the delivery. The supply is based on total Mill Engineering by Metso. A smooth and successful start-up of the tissue production line is ensured through a one year on-site support, by Metso.
“We are proud to be part of the growth of the Faderco company,” said Jan Erikson, Vice President Sales, Pulp, Paper and Power, Metso, referring to the new developments that are taking place in the company and country. The start-up of the tissue machine is planned for the second quarter of 2015. However, the value of the order has not yet been disclosed