Metso to Supply HengAn with Four New Tissue Machines in China

A Metso Advantage DCT 200 tissue machine.

Nov. 12, 2012 - Metso said that it has been awarded an order for four complete tissue production lines for HengAn Group in China. Two of the lines will be located at Shandong HengAn Paper Co., Ltd, in Weifang City, Shandong Province, and two at HengAn Wuhu Paper Co., Ltd, in Wuhu City, Anhui Province.

The value of the order was not disclosed.

Metso's delivery includes four tissue production lines featuring Metso's stock preparation equipment and Advantage DCT 200 tissue machine.

The new machines will have a width of 5.6 meters and an operating speed of 1,900 m/min and will add another 240,000 tonnes a year of high-quality facial, toilet and towel grades to HengAn Group's total production.

Raw material for the new machines will be virgin pulp.

Machine start-ups are planned to be successive with the first in December 2013 in Weifang, Metso said.

HengAn is a leading Chinese consumer product company with a nationwide sales and distribution network. It is a fully owned subsidiary of HengAn International. Their turnover in 2011 was approximately EUR 1.7 billion and they have 20,000 employees.