Metso to Supply New Tissue Production Line to Yunnan Yun-Jing in China

A Metso-supplied Advantage DCT 100+ tissue machine will add another 30,000 tpy of bathroom tissue to Yunnan Yun-Jing Forestry and Pulp Mill Co.'s existing production.

May 29, 2013 - Metso said that it will supply a complete tissue production line for Yunnan Yun-Jing Forestry and Pulp Mill Co. Ltd in China. The new tissue machine will be installed at the company’s mill in Jinggu County, Yunnan Province. The start-up of the machine is scheduled for mid 2014.

The value of the sale was not disclosed.

“This will be the most advanced tissue machine with highest capacity and product quality and lowest energy consumption in the Yunnan Province," said Chen Xueping, Deputy Manager, Project Management, Yunnan Yun-Jing Forestry and Pulp Mill Co. Ltd.

"The new tissue line will integrate tissue making to Yunnan Yun-Jing’s current business and will supply high-quality tissue to the Yunnan market. We are convinced that the new line will improve our competitiveness and support our market expansion,” Xueping added.

Metso’s delivery will include a complete high-speed tissue production line featuring an Advantage DCT 100+ tissue machine equipped with an OptiFlo II TIS headbox, an Advantage ViscoNip press for improved press dryness, and a Metso special alloy cast iron Yankee cylinder with an Advantage AirCap Yankee hood.

Metso will also supply stock preparation equipment and Metso DNA automation and Metso IQ quality control systems.

Metso will also provide basic engineering, installation, operator training and start-up services for the machine.

The new line will have a width of 2.85 metres and an operating speed of 1,870 m/min. It will have a yearly production of 30,000 tonnes of bathroom tissue for the Chinese market.

Raw material for the new production line will be virgin fiber from the company’s own pulp mill.

Yunnan Yun-Jing Forestry and Pulp Mill Co. Ltd is a leading agricultural enterprise in Yunnan Province. The company operates in the forestry and coal mine businesses and is the holder of one million acres of forestry land. Their 1,300 employees produce 100,000 tonnes of pulp and 90,000 tonnes of coal per year.

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