Fujian Hengan Group in China to produce premium tissue with hybrid technology from Valmet

Mar 4, 2022

The Chinese tissue market is developing, and a growing number of consumers are looking for tissue products with premium or even ultra-premium quality. To meet the increasing demand from the market, Fujian Hengan Group has decided to invest in two Advantage QRT tissue lines with Valmet Automation solutions.

The two new lines will be installed at the mills, in Hunan province and Hubei province and will mainly produce high quality facial and kitchen towel. It will add around 70,000 tons of tissue to their current production of facial, toilet and towel tissues. Both machines are planned for start-up during the first half of 2023.

Hengan has previously installed eight Valmet Advantage DCT 200HS tissue production lines to its mills in China.

“Since the installation of the first Advantage DCT machine more than 15 years ago, HengAn Group has grown into a leading national hygiene product company. Today we see a growing demand of high-quality products in China and have decided to invest in new technology to produce tissue products close to ultra-premium quality to the market. We strongly believe that Valmet’s Advantage QRT machines will bring a great experience for us and our customers” says Xuan Liu, Vice Chief Engineer of Tissue Segment, Hengan Group

“Many years ago, HengAn was the first to install the Advantage DCT concept and the Advantage ViscoNip press in China. We are very happy that they once again decided to be the pioneers and install two Advantage QRT machines to enable cost- and energy efficient production of high premium tissue products. We are looking forward to collaborate again and are convinced that this will be a differentiating factor on the Chinese market” says Kai Zhang, Tissue Sales Director, Valmet China


Technical information

These new tissues machines TM33 and TM34 will have a width of 3.65 m and a design speed of 1,800 m/min.

The raw material to be used in the tissue production will be virgin baled pulp. The new production lines are optimized to save energy and to produce premium quality tissue products.

Valmet’s scope of delivery includes two Valmet Advantage QRT135 tissue machines. The machines will be equipped with an OptiFlo headbox and a 18 feet cast alloy Yankee cylinder. It will also be featured with a Symbelt press, a gas fired Advantage AirCap hood, sheet transfer system and an Advantage SoftReel L reel. Furthermore, a steam and condensate system as well as air knives and heat exchanger are included in the delivery.

Furthermore, the delivery will include a Valmet DNA Automation System, Steambox. Complete engineering, installation supervision, training, start-up and commissioning as well as a spare parts package are also included in the delivery.


Information about Hengan

Fujian Hengan Group, founded in 1985,is a manufacturer of household paper, maternal and child hygiene products.

Hengan International Group Co., Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited.

They have 25,000 employees, 35 production companies and 535 sales branches established in the country, as well as production bases and sales organizations overseas. Their products are exported to 63 countries and regions around the world.


Further information, please contact:

Jan Erikson, Vice President, Sales, Tissue Mills business unit, Paper business line, Valmet, tel. +46 70 517 14 90

Kai Zhang, Sales Director, Tissue Mills business unit, Paper business line, Valmet, tel. +8613801256035