ABB successfully delivers comprehensive automation and power to new tissue mill in Maine

Integrated electrical and automation systems, equipment and services for St. Croix Tissue; single operations environment provides highest level of efficiency, reliability and product quality

Westerville, Ohio, August 3, 2016 - ABB recently commissioned the electrical and automation systems and equipment for the two new tissue production machines at St. Croix Tissue's newly constructed mill in Baileyville, Maine. The first machine started production earlier this year.

ABB's delivery for both machines at the new mill includes quality control systems, tissue machine drive systems, 800xA control systems, collaborative production management, as well as motors, drives, and electrification equipment and infrastructure, and a resident service contract. The integrated systems will provide a single window into all production activities to ensure the highest levels of process efficiency, product quality, power stability, and equipment reliability.

"Our longstanding relationship with this customer, deep pulp and paper industry knowledge and ability to deliver the comprehensive scope of supply needed are important to the continued success of this project," said Roger Bailey, Managing Director of ABB's Process Industries business. "We are committed to providing our customers with the technology, products, services and support they need to make their operations efficient from the very first day of production. We are excited to be part of these new machine start-ups in the state of Maine."

At the new mill, St. Croix Tissue will produce a full range of products for the growing national and international tissue markets, including paper napkins, paper towels, bathroom tissue and facial tissue. Two automated tissue paper manufacturing machines are expected to produce over 120,000 tons of tissue a year. Tissue paper production on one machine began in Q1 2016, and the second machine is scheduled to be up and running in Q3 2016.

St. Croix Tissue ( is a new, state-of-the art tissue paper manufacturing company being constructed in Baileyville, Maine. The site is located next to its parent company, Woodland Pulp LLC , which will provide pulp for the new production mill. The new site will supply the growing international tissue paper market using the newest, high-tech equipment and environmentally-friendly manufacturing processes.

ABB ( is a leading global technology company in power and automation that enables utility, industry, and transport & infrastructure customers to improve their performance while lowering environ­mental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in roughly 100 countries and employs about 135,000 people.


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