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Metso-Supplied Tissue Line Started up in China
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Helsinki, Finland 31 October 2012 -- Xiamen Xinyang Paper’s new Metso-supplied tissue machine came on stream one week ahead of schedule on September 10, 2012, in Xiamen City, Fujian Province, China. Only nine days later, after five days of continuous operation, the machine reached the operating speed of 1,900 m/min.

“We are very satisfied with the new record we have set on the process of commissioning, start-up and speed-up,” says Chen Qi, Chairman of Xinyang Paper Corporation.

“This record fast start-up process is the result of very good cooperation and efficient team work between Xiamen Xinyang Paper and Metso’s personnel. It also proves that our technology is optimized for customer needs, efficient installation and highly efficient production,” says Stefan Ziegel, Project Manager, Metso.

Metso’s delivery comprised a complete production line with stock preparation equipment and an Advantage DCT 200 HS tissue machine including an OptiFlo II TIS multi-layer headbox, a Metso Yankee cylinder, an Advantage AirCap hood, an Advantage WetDust dust management system and an Advantage SoftReel reel. The delivery also featured Metso’s patented Advantage ViscoNip pressing technology and BlackBelt shoe press belt. The production line will be optimized to enhance final product quality and save energy.

The delivery also comprised an extensive automation package including Metso DNA machine, process and integrated drive controls, and a Metso IQ quality control system with a Metso IQ Scanner and a Metso IQ Fiber sensor.

With a width of 5.6 m and a maximum operating speed of 2,000 m/min, the new production line will produce 60,000 tonnes a year of high-quality facial, toilet and towel grades. The raw material for the new line will be virgin pulp.

Xiamen Xinyang Paper Co., Ltd. was established in 2009 by four state-owned companies based in Fujian Province, China: Xiamen Shun-Cheng Asset Management Co., Ltd, Xiamen Haicang Investment Group Co., Ltd, Nanping Paper Co., Ltd and Xiamen Construction & Development Group Co., Ltd. The first phase in the company’s investment plan is a tissue mill for producing 60,000 tonnes a year of facial, toilet and towel grades.

Metso is a global supplier of technology and services to customers in the process industries, including mining, construction, pulp and paper, power, and oil and gas.

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