Helsinki, Finland 20 May 2013 -- Metso will supply a complete tissue production line for PT. Suparma, Tbk., in Indonesia. The new tissue machine will be installed at the company’s mill in Surabaya. The start-up of the machine is scheduled for 2014. The value of the order will not be disclosed.
The new tissue line will fulfill PT. Suparma, Tbk’s ambition to produce environmentally friendly products of highest quality in a cost-efficient way.
”As a tissue producer since 2007, we have utilized 96 percent of our existing tissue machine capacity which forces us to install a new machine in order to develop our market. We decided to place an order with Metso because quality is essential for us and we believe that Metso have an advanced technology that will certainly produce a high- quality tissue product,” says Lanny Bernadette, Director, PT. Suparma, Tbk.
“We are impressed by the product performance obtained by the existing tissue production line, also supplied by Metso, in the past. PT. Suparma, Tbk. has highly skilled personnel and well organized production systems and we are happy to support their efforts to supply high-quality tissue to the Indonesian market,” says Ingmar Andersson, Vice President, Sales, Asia, Paper business line, Metso.
The order is included in Metso’s Pulp, Paper and Power second quarter 2013 orders received.
Metso’s delivery will comprise a complete high-speed tissue production line featuring an Advantage DCT 100 tissue machine equipped with an OptiFlo headbox, a Metso cast iron Yankee cylinder and an Advantage AirCap Yankee hood. Metso will also supply a part of the stock preparation equipment. The delivery will include basic engineering for the new tissue machine and services for installation and start-up of the machine.
The new line will have a width of 2.75 m and an operating speed of 1,600 m/min. It will add another 25,000 tonnes per year of bathroom tissue, towel grades and diaper tissue to the company's existing production for the Indonesian market. Raw material for the new production line will be virgin fiber and recycled fiber.
PT. Suparma,Tbk. was founded as a paper and board producer in1976. The company established their first tissue machine in 2007 and are today a well-known supplier of high-quality board, laminated wrapping kraft and tissue paper for the Indonesian market as well as the Asian, Australian and African market. The company employs 1,800 people and produces a total of 190,000 tonnes of paper per year. PT. Suparma, Tbk. is registered on the Indonesian Stock Exchange.
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