Future Valmet to Supply Tissue Production Line for Tezol Tutun in Turkey

A Metso-supplied Advantage DCT 100+ tissue machine will add another 30,000 tpy of bathroom tissue to Tezol Tutun's existing production.

Dec. 6, 2013 - Metso's Pulp, Paper and Power business, the future Valmet, will supply a complete tissue production line to Tezol Tutun Kagit in Turkey. The new tissue machine will be installed at the company's new mill site in the city of Mersin.

The value of the order was not disclosed.

The new line will have a width of 2.85 meters and will increase the company's existing production for the Turkish market by another 30,000 tonnes per year of bathroom tissue, towel grades and diaper tissue. The raw material for the new production line will be virgin fiber and recycled fiber.

"The new tissue line will fulfill Tezol's ambition to produce environmentally friendly products of highest quality in a cost-efficient way," said Ersin Tezol, CEO of Tezol Tütün ve Kagit San ve Tic A.S

The delivery will include a complete high-speed tissue production line featuring an Advantage DCT 100+ tissue machine equipped with an OptiFlo headbox, a cast iron Yankee cylinder, an Advantage ViscoNip press and an Advantage AirCap Yankee hood.

The delivery will also include part of the stock preparation equipment.

Start-up of the machine is scheduled for 2015.

The family owned company Tezol Tutun, established in 1932, entered the tissue market in 2000. Over the past nine years the company has invested in a tissue machine in Torbali, 2004, a deinking line, 2007, and a second tissue mill, 2009. The company is a major manufacturer in the Turkish tissue market, supplying towel, napkin and toilet paper products under the brands Softy, Mare and Ecco as well as private label products. It also exports recycled tissue and finished products to Europe, the Middle East, Russia and Central America. Tezol Tutun has 400 employees.

Metso's pulp, paper and power professionals specialize in processes, machinery, equipment, services, paper machine clothing and filter fabrics. The company's offerings and experience cover the entire process life cycle including new production lines, rebuilds and services. For additional information, visit: www.metso.com

NOTE: Metso's Pulp, Paper and Power business will become Valmet on Jan. 1, 2014.