Syktyvkar Tissue Starts Up New Valmet-supplied Tissue Machine in Semibratovo, Russia

Syktyvkar Tissue's new Valmet Advantage DCT 100HS tissue machine will add 30,000 tonnes per year of tissue to the company's capacity.

Jan. 12, 2015 - A Valmet-supplied tissue line recently started up at Syktyvkar Tissue Group's new site in Semibratovo, Yaroslavl region, Russia. The new Advantage DCT 100HS machine adds 30,000 tons of tissue per year to the company's current production of bathroom tissue, napkin and towel grades.

Valmet has previously delivered an Advantage DCT 100 production line to Syktyvkar's mill in the republic of Komi, which started up in 2008, as well as a major rebuild of their PM1 at the same mill in 2011.

The tissue machine has a width of 2.7 m and a design speed of 2,000 m/min and is optimized to save energy and to enhance final product quality.

Valmet's delivery included a complete tissue production line featuring an Advantage DCT 100HS tissue machine. The tissue machine is equipped with an OptiFlo headbox and a cast alloy Yankee cylinder and an AirCap hood. The project scope also included basic and detailed engineering, process equipment, as well as the supervision of the installation and training of the new tissue line. Metso delivered an automation package with a process control system.

Syktyvkar Tissue Group is today one of the best known companies on the Russian market for tissue products with a market share of around 10%. Today the company employs 385 people and produces approximately 45,000 tonnes of tissue. Headquarters and existing production facilities of the company before this new site in Semibratovo are located in Syktyvkar, capital of the republic of Komi in the northwestern part of Russia.

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SOURCE: Valmet