Resolute Forest Products Inc. selects a state-of-the-art tissue machine for the project at its Calhoun mill, in Tennessee. Supplied by Valmet, the Advantage New Tissue Technology (NTT) machine will produce premium quality tissue products for the consumer market, as the company says in the press release received by Lesprom Network.
This machine is part of the previously announced $270 million project to build a facility to manufacture at-home, premium private label tissue paper, including bath and towel. Preparation work has begun at Calhoun, and the machine is expected to start making tissue in the 1Q 2017.
"This is the first time we will produce products directly for the consumer market," stated Richard Garneau, president and CEO. "The selection of the Advantage NTT tissue machine is in line with our promise to retailers to install equipment that will offer the highest quality and the differentiation they seek for their store brands."
The move into the tissue market represents an important step forward in Resolute's corporate growth strategy, and the company will continue to evaluate opportunities to expand its presence in this growing market segment.
Resolute Forest Products is a global leader in the forest products industry with a diverse range of products, including newsprint, specialty papers, market pulp and wood products.