Advantage DCT tissue line supplied by Valmet successfully started up at Wuhan Chenming's mill in China

Valmet Corporation's press release on January 13, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. EET

A new tissue line delivered by Valmet (previous Metso Pulp, Paper and Power) successfully came on stream at Wuhan Chenming Hanyang Paper Co. Ltd's mill in Wuhan, China, in November 2013. This is the customer's first tissue line.

The new Advantage DCT 200HS tissue line started up ten days before the estimated time and is now producing high quality tissue at high speed. With a width of 5.6 m and an operating speed of 1,900 m/min, the new production line will produce 60,000 tons a year of high-quality facial, toilet and towel grades. The raw material for the new line is virgin pulp.

"Demand for tissue is growing and advanced tissue production technologies are one of our strengths. In 2013, in total eight tissue machines supplied by us were started up. Valmet's Advantage DCT technology has been very well received by our customers", says Jari Vähäpesola, President of Paper business Line.

"Valmet met our expectations for a fast delivery, smooth installation, commissioning and start-up, and we are looking forward to further expand our co-operation", says Mr. Liu Junhua, project responsible of Wuhan Chenming TM1. 

"The installation work has been characterized by very good collaboration and team spirit between Valmet and the mill team which has facilitated the successful start-up. The Advantage DCT concept enables fast start-up, easy operations and high efficiency", says Stefan Ziegel, project manager, Valmet.

The delivery comprised a complete production line with stock preparation equipment and an Advantage DCT 200 HS tissue machine including an OptiFlo II TIS multi-layer headbox, a cast alloy Yankee cylinder, an Advantage AirCap hood, an Advantage WetDust dust management system and an Advantage SoftReel reel. The delivery also featured Valmet's patented Advantage ViscoNip pressing technology. The production line is optimized to enhance final product quality and save energy.

Wuhan Chenming Hanyang Paper Co. Ltd. is part of the Shandong Chenming Paper Group which is one of the leading paper manufacturer groups in China, with activities ranging from afforestation to pulp making and paper manufacturing. Chenming Paper Group has more than 10 production sites located all over China.

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Further information, please contact:
Stefan Ziegel, Project Manager, Valmet, tel. +46 705 17 12 31
Svenerik Olsson, Director, Valmet, China, tel. +86 139 1017 1872

Valmet Corporation is a leading global developer and supplier of services and technologies for the pulp, paper and energy industries. Our 11,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day.

Valmet's services cover everything from maintenance outsourcing to mill and plant improvements and spare parts. Our strong technology offering includes entire pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bio-energy production.

The company has over 200 years of industrial history and was reborn through the demerger of the pulp, paper and power businesses from Metso Group in December 2013. Valmet's net sales in 2012 were approximately EUR 3 billion. Valmet's objective is to become the global champion in serving its customers.

Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.

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