TAD - Thru-Air™ Drying Technology
Every day, millions of people reach for a tissue product. Whatever the use - bathroom, kitchen, clean-up or personal hygiene - consumers look for the same characteristics in tissue products: softness, strength, convenience and absorption.
Metso's Thru-Air Drying technology is one of the most effective drying methods for increasing bulk and softness as well as strength and absorption.
- increased efficiency of fiber use
- increased absorbency with lower basis weight
- improved capital efficiency
- texture options
- increased bulk and softness
- higher loft
Compared to conventional tissue machines which press the water from the sheet onto a Yankee cylinder, the TAD technology removes water by pulling high temperature air through the sheet. The significantly reduced pressing load helps maintain the thickness of the sheet producing a higher loft, more textured web.
- Single or multi-ply products
High drying rates inherent in the "through air" process make it possible to produce a wide range of basis weights at high machine speeds. Produce multi-ply products or reduce the number of plies and increase production rate and capital efficiency.
A robust process design and easily manageable machine speeds translate to high machine efficiencies and low operating costs.
Low installation costs
Metso has simplified machine operation. We evaluated machine design, building requirements and auxillary equipment with an eye on minimizing project time and capital investment.