Colombia-based Productos Familia SCA announces 40,000 tonnes/year increase in tissue paper production capacity at its mill in Cajica, Columbia, where the new PM No. 7 from Voith Paper came online in Q2 2012

SAO PAULO, Brazil , January 14, 2013 (press release) –

Productos Familia, the largest Colombian tissue paper manufacturer, has once again selected Voith Paper to increase its production of tissue paper and, in result, to extend its participation in the high-quality toilet paper segment. The new TM 7 was installed in the Cajica plant, Colombia, where another Voith Paper machine is successfully running since 2006.

With the successful start-up of this project, occurred in the second semester of 2012, Productos Familia will duplicate its production of tissue paper at the Cajica plant. The machine is designed for a speed of 2,000 m/min.

Voith was responsible for the supply of the tissue machine with basic and detail engineering, dust extraction system and high-performance hood from Voith Air Systems, designed for reduction of gas consumption; approach flow, vacuum system, complete automation with MCS, DCS and scanner (QCS); installation supervision, commissioning and start-up.

According to Eduardo Gabriel, Project Manager from Voith Paper, it is great to be able to install a new machine that is running efficiently since its start-up. “This shows the commitment of our company to offer high quality technologies and services to our customers.” states the Project Manager. Productos Familia is an important partner of Voith Paper for almost 10 years, and this good relationship has strengthened over the years.

Voith Paper is a division of the Voith Group and the leading partner to and pioneer in the paper industry. Through constant innovations, Voith Paper is optimizing the paper manufacturing process, focusing on developing resource-saving products to reduce the use of energy, water, and fibers.

Voith sets standards in the markets energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transportation & automotive. Founded in 1867, Voith employs almost 42,000 people, generates € 5.7 billion in sales, operates in about 50 countries around the world and is today one of the biggest family-owned companies in Europe.

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