Espoo, Finland 03 April 2014 -- Ipek Kagit Tissue Paper has chosen Valmet as supplier for their new tissue line which will be installed at the company's Manisa Plant in Turkey. The new Valmet Advantage DCT 200TS line will play a crucial role in the company's rapid growth in global tissue paper markets. The start-up is scheduled to the second half of 2015.
The order is included in Valmet's first quarter 2014 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed.
"We are convinced that Valmet has the best available technology on the market today. The new Advantage DCT line will support our vision to become a regional powerhouse, by extending our existing leadership in Kazakhstan and the Caucasus to over 20 markets in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Central Asia," says Mr. Sertaç Nisli, General Manager, Ipek Kagit Tissue Paper.
"Ipek Kagit is an experienced tissue producer with long history in the tissue business. We have had a long and fruitful relationship since the installation of their first tissue machine in 1978. We are looking forward to continuing our cooperation, making this a successful project," explains Jan Erikson, Vice President Sales, Valmet. "The Advantage DCT200 machine is our best selling model which is proven by 34 installations worldwide. It is a safe, reliable and highly efficient technology for production of high quality tissue."
The delivery will comprise of a complete tissue production line featuring Valmet stock preparation systems and an Advantage DCT 200TS tissue machine. The machine is equipped with OptiFlo headbox, Advantage ViscoNip press and Yankee cylinder with Advantage AirCap hood. Complete engineering, installation supervision, training, start-up and commissioning are also included in the delivery.
The tissue machine will have a width of 5.6 m and a design speed of 2,200 m/min. The new line will provide high-quality facial, napkin, toilet and towel grades for consumer and commercial use. The raw material of the new line will be virgin fiber. The production line is optimized to save energy and to enhance final product quality.
About Ipek Kagit Tissue Paper
Ipek Kagit Tissue Paper is the pioneer and the leader of the tissue paper industry in Turkey. The company offered the first modern tissue paper products to the Turkish consumers in 1970 and its flagship brand Selpak has become a generic name and a lovemark. Ipek Kagit also provides the consumer brands Solo, Silen and Servis as well as the away-from-home brand Selpak Professional for the fast growing tourism catering and institutional customer segments. Ipek Kagit is part of Eczacibasi Group, which operates in businesses of building materials, healthcare and consumer products as well as finance, information technology, welding technology, mining and property development and facility management.
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.