Universal Paper Manufacturers successfully starts up TM5

February 27, 2017

On the 19th of February 2017, TM#5 successfully started-up at UPM’s Ga-Rankuwa mill in South Africa. The supply contract was signed in December 2014 between PMP (Paper Machinery Producer) and Universal Paper Manufacturers (UPM), part of the Universal Paper group, for a turn-key green field tissue mill based on Intelli-Tissue® Advanced 1600 tissue making line.

UPM’s TM5, Intelli-Tissue® Advanced 1600 has a total capacity of 28 000 tpa (operating speed 1600 m/min, reel trim 2670 mm), depending on the tissue grade (basis weight at reel from 13 to 40 gsm).