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Valmet Receives Repeat Tissue Line Order in Turkey
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Espoo, Finland 20 August 2014 -- Valmet will supply the second tissue production line to Aktül Kagit Üretim Pazarlama A.S., Turkey. The new Advantage DCT 200 tissue line will be installed at the company's mill in Pamukova, Sakarya Province, Turkey. The start-up is planned for the first quarter of 2016.

The order is included in Valmet's second quarter orders received 2014. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

Valmet has previously supplied the same mill with an Advantage DCT 200TS tissue line which started up 2011.

"In order to be competitive, we want to operate with cutting edge technology. Valmet's Advantage DCT 200 concept combined with Advantage ViscoNip pressing technology has proven to meet our expectations and provides high quality tissue products appreciated by the Turkish consumers", says Erkan Tirnavali, General Manager, Aktül Kagit Üretim Pazarlama A.S.

"Aktül Kagit was an early adopter of the Advantage ViscoNip pressing technology, which has turned out to be an excellent contributor for improved bulk and softness combined with high press dryness. It is always a pleasure to cooperate with companies heading for the best and Aktül Kagit is an excellent example", says Jan Erikson, VP Sales Manager, Tissue Mills business unit, Valmet.

Information about Valmet's delivery

Valmet's scope of delivery will comprise of a complete tissue production line including a stock preparation system and an Advantage DCT 200TS tissue machine. The tissue machine will be equipped with an OptiFlo headbox, an Advantage ViscoNip press and a cast alloy Yankee cylinder. It will also be featured with the Advantage tissue technology including an AirCap hood, a WetDust dust management system and a SoftReel reel. The stock preparation system will comprise of OptiSlush pulpers, OptiFiner conical refiners and OptiScreen machine screens.

Complete engineering, installation supervision, training, start-up and commissioning are also included in the delivery. The delivery will also include an extensive automation package from Metso, with Metso DNA machine and process controls, a PaperIQ Plus scanner and quality controls.

With a width of 5.6 m and a design speed of 2,200 m/min, the new line will add 60,000 tons a year of high-quality facial, handkerchief, toilet and towel grades to Aktül Kagit's current production. The raw material for the new line will be virgin fiber. The production line will be optimized to save energy and enhance final product quality.

Information about Aktül Kagit

Aktül Kagit Üretim Pazarlama A.S. has a production plant in Pamukova, Sakarya province which covers 140,000 m2 of production area. The mill provides high quality tissue products for consumers and the Away from Home market.

Valmet Corporation is a leading global developer and supplier of services and technologies for the pulp, paper and energy industries. Our 11,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day.

Valmet's services cover everything from maintenance outsourcing to mill and plant improvements and spare parts. Our strong technology offering includes entire pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bio-energy production.

The company has over 200 years of industrial history and was reborn through the demerger of the pulp, paper and power businesses from Metso Group in December 2013. Valmet's net sales in 2013 were approximately EUR 2.6 billion. Valmet's objective is to become the global champion in serving its customers.

Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.


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