Tissue Products

About Tissue.

Novus Tissue is a subsidiary of the commercial print and manufacturing giant Novus Holdings, which has a proven track record in Africa. As the primary tissue paper manufacturing plant of Novus Holdings, this division allows the Group to expand its manufacturing operations in the paper industry by harnessing the potential of waste paper – currently produced by the extensive printing operations of the Group – in the production of tissue paper

Novus Tissue’s facilities feature an environmentally friendly paper mill, large storage facilities and a convenient national distribution network. Novus Tissue continues to deliver exceptional quality tissue utilising the best available technology in cost-effective formats for an increasing consumer market.

Novus Tissue manufactures quality bulk tissue and jumbo wadding products. These are used by other manufacturers who convert the tissue to produce a complete range of household and consumer products such as toilet paper, facial tissue, kitchen towels and serviettes.

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Capabilities and Equipment.

Paper Mill, De-inking and Hot Disperger Plant

  • Cater for the needs of consumers who seek high quality, branded products at competitive prices
  • Produce single and double-ply toilet rolls, single ply recycled toilet rolls, kitchen towels, serviettes and jumbo tissue wadding
  • Supplies parent reels to other tissue converters
  • Effective use of waste paper from other printing operations
  • Our paper mill utilises a 2.6m wide paper machine, has a capacity of 35 tons per day, and can function at speeds of 900m per minute
  • Independent tissue manufacturing plant with national distribution network
  • Capacity sufficient to convert all output produced by the tissue mill
  • Only independent mill in SA with de-inking and hot disperger plant
  • Supplier to leading retailers

Plant Specifications.

Warehouse and Distribution

  • Total of 22 000m²
  • 13 000m² under-roof

Stock Preparation

  • High Consistency Pulper
  • Capacity 45 tons per day
  • De-Inking Plant – Single Stage
  • Hot Disperger Plant
  • Vario Washing Plant

Water clarification and Effluent Treatment Plant

  • Krofta Supercell DAF (Dissolved Air Floatation) clarifier
  • Sedimentation Tanks 30m3 per hour
  • Pieralisi Decanter Centrifuge 6m3 per hour


Boilers – Gas Fired

  • John Thompson 4 ton per hour
  • Dank 4 ton per hour

Compressed Air

Atlas Copco

  • 2 x GA30
  • 1 x GA37
  • 1 x GA45

Paper Mill

  • Recard Tissue Fourdrinier Machine
  • Tosci Steel Yankee – 10Bar
  • Aerothermic Drying Hood – Gas Fired
  • 2.6m wide paper machine
  • Capacity 35 tons per day
  • Speed 700m per minute

Tissue Converting

  • BS Baosuo YD PL350 2Ply
  • 813 Perini Rewinder 2Ply
  • Delta Perini Rewinder 1Ply
  • Echo Perini Rewinder 1Ply


  • 16gsm to 30gsm