Metso to Supply PT. Suparma in Indonesia with New Tissue Machine

PT. Suparma, Tbk will install a new Metso Advantage DCT 100 HS tissue machine that will add another 25,000 tonnes per year of bathroom tissue, towel grades and diaper tissue to the company's capacity.

May 20, 2013 - Metso said that it will supply a complete tissue production line for PT. Suparma, Tbk., in Indonesia. The new tissue machine will be installed at the company’s mill in Surabaya.

The value of the order will not be disclosed.

"As a tissue producer since 2007, we have utilized 96 percent of our existing tissue machine capacity which forces us to install a new machine in order to develop our market," said Lanny Bernadette, Director, PT. Suparma, Tbk.

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

Metso will also supply a part of the stock preparation equipment.

The delivery will include basic engineering for the new tissue machine and services for installation and start-up of the machine, Metso said.

The new line will have a width of 2.75 metres and an operating speed of 1,600 m/min. It will add another 25,000 tonnes per year of bathroom tissue, towel grades and diaper tissue to the company's existing production for the Indonesian market.

Raw material for the new production line will be virgin fiber and recycled fiber.

Start-up of the machine is scheduled for 2014.

PT. Suparma,Tbk. was founded as a paper and board producer in 1976. The company established their first tissue machine in 2007 and are today a well-known supplier of high-quality board, laminated wrapping kraft and tissue paper for the Indonesian market as well as the Asian, Australian and African market. The company employs 1,800 people and produces a total of 190,000 tonnes of paper per year.

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