Cellynne Achieves Record Production Speed with New Paper Mill
Metso-Supplied Tissue Machine Reached 2,000 m/min after 24 Days in Operation
March 5, 2009, Haines City, FL - Cellynne Corporation, the largest independent paper converter in North America, announced that its new paper mill reached an operating speed of 2,000 m/min on February 6, breaking the manufacturer’s record. The Advantage DCT 100HS tissue machine, made by Metso, reached this speed after only 24 days in operation. Cellynne opened its second state-of-the-art production facility on January 12.
"This is the most successful start-up I have witnessed in my more than 30 years in the tissue industry," says Mario R. Maltais, COO/ General Manager of Cellynne Corporation.
With the addition of the Advantage DCT 100HS, Cellynne will add another 130 metric tons daily of high-quality facial, bathroom tissue and towel grades to its production. The new tissue machine has a wire width of 2.7 m and an operating speed of 2,000 m/min.
Just over two years ago, Cellynne launched its first machine of the same model, also supplied by Metso.
Maltais adds, “This was all possible thanks to the professional services supplied by the Metso engineering and support group, the dedication of our paper mill management team, and the hard work of our employees.”
Cellynne & Stefco Announces Launch of Second Paper Mill
New Machine Will Enable Company to Increase Output to 70,000 Tons Annually
January 21, 2009, Haines City, FL - Stefco Industries, a Cellynne Holdings Company a leading supplier of quality bath tissue and towel products, has announced the opening of its second state-of-the-art paper mill at its Haines City plant. The new mill began operations on January 12.
“We had a successful startup that went as planned—and paper was at the reel one day ahead of schedule,” said Mario Maltais, General Manager.
The second paper mill will produce 9 to 16-pound tissue grades and will enable Stefco to reach a total manufacturing output of 70,000 tons per year. According to Maltais, the new mill is identical to the first machine—with a few modifications. "It's the exact same machine, with minor changes such as an added dust control system, small changes in the engineering, changes in sheet handling and improvements with the headbox."
The company's first high-tech paper mill was opened in 2006, marking Stefco's transition from a paper converter to a full-service manufacturer. The expansive, multi-million dollar facility has enabled the company to improve the quality of its paper products and reinforce its reputation as a reliable towel and tissue supplier.
"We gained valuable knowledge from launching the first mill, and began immediately planning for the second machine to be installed," Maltais said. "We have high expectations for the new machine. Its addition is just a natural part of our company’s growth and of our ongoing commitment to meeting the changing needs of our customers.”
The second phase of the paper mill project is the installation of a de-inking facility, scheduled to open at the end of 2009.