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Two new Metso-supplied tissue machines started up at Shanghai Orient Champion Paper in China

Published 5/29/2012, 2:00 PM EET

On September 14, 2011, Shanghai Orient Champion Paper started up their new Metso-supplied tissue production line, TM 7, at their facility in Jinshan outside Shanghai, China. Now, less than eight months after the start-up of the first Advantage DCT machine, a second Advantage machine was even more successfully started up on April 26, 2012 at the same site. Due to the excellent cooperation between Shanghai Orient Champion Paper and Metso the TM 8 machine started up smoothly on schedule.

Metso’s scope of delivery included two complete tissue production lines, featuring one Advantage DCT 100+ and one Advantage DCT 135+ tissue machine. Each of the lines includes stock preparation systems, comprehensive Metso DNA automation systems and Metso IQ quality control systems with steam profiler and auxiliaries. Each of the machines is equipped with an OptiFlo headbox, a Metso Yankee cylinder, an Advantage AirCap hood, an Advantage WetDust dust management system for enhanced working environment and a ValReel reel.

The Advantage DCT tissue machine concept is developed for fast installation and start-up. These two installations were no exception. The TM 7 performance test was carried out two months after start-up. Within 10 days of the start-up the machine was up to guaranteed speed. The machine is designed for a production speed of 1,800 m/min. The start-up of TM 8 exceeded all expectations and the machine started up smoothly and timely. It is now operating with ease producing high-quality tissue paper.

“It has been a privilege for the Metso site crew to work together with the Shanghai Orient Champion Paper employees. The start-up crew led by Metso’s Niklas Ryman showed great professionalism when the “paper on” order was given. Without the skill and hard working attitude of the Shanghai Orient Champion Paper employees and the Metso crew the outcome would not have been this successful,” says Stefan Ziegel, Project Manager, Metso.

Just like for the start-up of TM 7, for the start-up of TM 8, too, a traditional inauguration ceremony was held to celebrate the new family member in Shanghai Orient Champion Paper’s machine park in Jinshan, Shanghai.

The rapidly growing Shanghai Orient Champion Paper currently operates six smaller tissue machines and converting lines at the Jinshan mill. The two new Metso machines add another 70,000 tonnes to the mill’s production capacity.

Shanghai Orient Champion Paper Co., Ltd. is part of the CIMIC Group which operates companies in various businesses. The CIMIC Group has operations in consumer goods, real estate, building materials, education, electronics and communications industries.

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For more information, please contact:

Jan Erikson, Vice President, Sales, Paper business line, Metso Tel. +46 70 517 14 90, jan.erikson(at)metso.com Ingmar Andersson, Vice President, Asia, Paper business line, Metso Tel. +46 705 17 13 90, ingmar.andersson(at)metso.com