Second Metso-supplied tissue line to Cellynne started up in the USA

Published Feb 10, 2009 13.00.00 +2 GMT

The Metso-supplied Advantage DCT 100HS tissue line delivered to Cellynne Paper Converter in Haines City, Florida, USA, came on stream successfully on January 12, 2009 as planned. On February 6, after only 24 days, the machine reached the operating speed of 2,000 m/min.

“This is the most successful start-up I have witnessed in my more than 30 years in the tissue industry. This was all possible thanks to the combination of the professional services supplied by the Metso engineering and support group, the dedication of our paper mill management team and the hard work of our employees”, says Mario R. Maltais, COO/ General Manager, Cellynne Corporation.

The new line will add another 130 metric tons daily of high-quality facial, bathroom tissue and towel grades to the company’s production. Only two and a half years ago Cellynne Paper started up their first machine of the same model, supplied by Metso.

The Advantage DCT 100HS tissue machine has a wire width of 2.7 m and an operating speed of 2,000 m/min.

Metso’s scope of delivery comprised a complete tissue machine equipped with an OptiFlo headbox, 18-foot Metso Yankee cylinder, Advantage AirCap Yankee hood, sheet control and tail threading equipment, SoftReel reel, roll handling systems and stock preparation equipment. The tissue line automation also comprised QCS and DCS systems by Metso.

Cellynne Holdings, headquartered just south of Orlando, Florida, is the largest independent paper converter in North America. The actively growing company is primarily engaged in the conversion of jumbo parent rolls into smaller, more commercially usable paper products, such as toilet tissue and paper towels. The Company serves both the Away-From-Home and the At-Home market segments.

Metso is a global supplier of sustainable technology and services for mining, construction, power generation, automation, recycling and the pulp and paper industries. We have over 28,000 employees in more than 50 countries.

For further information, please contact: Jan Erikson Vice President, Sales, Tissue business line, Metso Tel. +46 54 17 14 90, mobile phone +46 70 517 14 90