In February 2017, the Italian GapCon tissue S.r.l., member of the PAPCEL Group, signed a contract with the Bolivian paper producer Copelme S.A. to supply a new tissue machine.
The new paper machine will be installed in a new production plant, which is located in a newly established industrial park in Santa Cruz de la Sierra.
The paper mill Copelme S.A., part of Grupo Mendoza de Inversiones, is the leading Bolivian tissue paper manufactures with its brand NACIONAL. GapCon tissue S.r.l. will supply an advanced tissue machine technology with Crescent Former. The machine with a width of 2,760 mm, an operating speed of 1,600 mpm and a capacity of 85 tpd, will produce toilet aper, napkins and kitchen towels.
The new tissue machine start-up is scheduled for mid-2018.