Four Valmet supplied tissue lines started up within three months at Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing in China
(Helsinki, Finland, January 30, 2017) Four Valmet supplied tissue lines has been successfully started up at Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing’s Chongqing mill in China within three months. The new lines, which are designed for production of high quality tissue products with low energy consumption, were all producing sellable paper from the very start.
Previously Valmet has installed an Advantage DCT 200 tissue line at the same mill in 2015. All five machines are equipped with advanced tissue technology to reach high quality with lowest possible energy consumption.
“The new lines bring a welcome contribution of 240.000 tons of new capacity to our production of consumer products. They will fulfill our requirements for new capacity. The Valmet Advantage DCT Technology’s capability to produce high quality tissue with low energy consumption will also support our targets of environmental efficiency and providing high quality tissue products on the market” says Raymond Lee, Chairman, Lee & Man Paper.
“To start-up four machines in three months was a big challenge and is a record hard to beat. Thanks to the well proven technology, great team work and hard effort from everyone involved the machines started up efficiently and even ahead of schedule,” says Svenerik Olsson, Director China Tissue, Valmet.
Lee & Man tissue line start-up team
Valmet’s scope of delivery comprised four complete tissue production lines featuring stock preparation systems and Advantage DCT 200HS tissue machines. The machines are equipped with OptiFlo headboxes and cast alloy Yankee cylinders. They are also featured with the well proven Advantage tissue technology including ViscoNip press, steam heated AirCap hood, WetDust dust system and a SoftReel P reel. Stock preparation equipment, basic engineering, installation supervision, training, start-up and commissioning were also included in the delivery. The delivery also included an automation package with Valmet DCS and QCS process control systems.
The new tissue machines have a width of 5.6 m and a design speed of 2,000 m/min. They will have an annual production of 60.000 tons each of toilet and facial tissue per year, using virgin wood pulp and bleached bamboo fiber as raw material. (Source: press release)