Valmet to Supply New Tissue Machine to Lee & Man Paper in China

A Valmet Advantage DCT 200 tissue machine.

Oct. 31, 2014 - Chinese paper producer Lee & Man Manufacturing Ltd. has decided to invest in an Advantage DCT 200HS tissue line from Valmet. The new tissue line will be installed at the company's Chongqing mill in Zhutuo Town, Yongchuan City, China.

The line is designed for production of high quality tissue products and the start-up is planned to be in late 2015.

The value of the order was not disclosed.

"We are excited to work with Lee & Man in this project, supporting their environmental targets. Our Advantage Visco Nip press is specially designed for very high linear loads which combined with a cast alloy Yankee cylinder makes it possible to increase the paper dryness after press and reach significant drying energy savings," says Svenerik Olsson, Director, Tissue Mills Business Unit, Valmet China.

The new tissue machine will have a width of 5.6 metres and a design speed of 2,000 m/min. It will produce 60,000 tons of toilet and facial tissue per year, using virgin wood pulp and bleached bamboo fiber as raw material.

Valmet's scope of delivery will comprise a complete tissue production line featuring stock preparation systems and an Advantage DCT 200HS tissue machine. The machine will be equipped with an OptiFlo headbox and a cast alloy Yankee cylinder.

Basic engineering, installation supervision, training, start-up and commissioning are also included in the delivery.

The delivery will also include an automation package from Metso with Metso DCS and QCS process control system.

About Lee & Man
Established in 1994, Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing Ltd has grown from a small company into a leading paper and pulp manufacturer. Their 6,500 employees are located at the company's five production sites in China. The Group has a capacity of up to 6.05 million tons of container board, duplex board and tissue paper as well as 180,000 tons of pulp in 2012. The production capacity for paper is expected to increase to 7.05 million tons in 2014.

Valmet Corporation is a leading global developer and supplier of services and technologies for the pulp, paper and energy industries. To learn more, please visit: www.valmet.com.

SOURCE: Valmet