Valmet, Georgia-Pacific agree on eTAD technology licence

Valmet and Georgia-Pacific have signed a licensing agreement covering the eTAD™ tissue-making technology under which, Valmet will market, manufacture and install Advantage eTAD machines for tissue customers outside North America.

The eTAD technology was developed by Atlanta, GA-based Georgia-Pacific which has three such machines operating in North America; the latest two were re-built by Valmet in 2012. The machines are running in full eTAD configuration and producing structured tissue and towel with high quality and absorbency.

The eTAD concept provides an ultrapremium product with high bulk:fiber ratio in combination with low energy and water consumption. The concept is also capital efficient.

Valmet and its customers will be able to make trial runs on Georgia-Pacific’s pilot eTAD machine. Customers will also be able to make reference visits at mills with operating eTAD machines.

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