Syktyvkar Tissue to Install New 30,000 tpy Tissue Machine in Russia

The Advantage DCT 100 HS tissue machinewill add another 30,000 tonnes per year of bathroom tissue, napkin and towel grades to Syktyvkar Tissue's existing production.

March 15, 2013 - Metso said that it has received an order for a complete tissue production line for Syktyvkar Tissue Group in Russia.

The value of the order was not disclosed.

The new tissue machine will be installed at the company's new site in Semibratovo, located some 220 km from Moscow.

Metso's delivery includes a complete high-speed tissue production line featuring an Advantage DCT 100 HS tissue machine equipped with an OptiFlo headbox, a Metso cast iron Yankee cylinder and an Advantage AirCap Yankee hood.

Metso will also supply stock preparation equipment including an OptiFiner conical refiner, OptiScreen cleaning and screening technology and converting broke equipment.

In addition, Metso's scope of supply includes an electrification package, pumps, agitators, instruments, a vacuum system and white water handling, along with basic and detail engineering for the new tissue machine and services for installation and start-up of the machine.

Metso's DNA automation for process, machine and drive controls and Metso IQ quality controls will also be part of the deal.

The new tissue line will have a width of 2.7 meters and an operating speed of 2,000 meters/min and it will add another 30,000 tonnes per year of bathroom tissue, napkin and towel grades to the company's existing production.

Start-up of the machine is scheduled for mid-2014.

Syktyvkar Tissue Group is a leading tissue producer in Russia with a market share of about10%. The company currently employs 385 people and produces approximately 45,000 tonnes of tissue.

The company's headquarters and existing production facilities are located in Syktyvkar, the capital of the republic of Komi, in the northwestern region of Russia.