Valmet to supply new tissue line to Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing in China

Valmet Corporation's press release on October 30, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. EET

One of China's leading paper and pulp producers, Lee & Man Manufacturing Ltd, has decided to invest in an Advantage DCT 200HS tissue line from Valmet. The new tissue line will be installed at the company's Chongqing mill in Zhutuo Town, Yongchuan City, China. The line is designed for production of high quality tissue products and the start-up is planned to be in late 2015.

The order was included in Valmet's third quarter 2014 orders received. The value of the order is not disclosed.

Lee & Man employs the most effective technology and the new tissue line will fulfill their high demands on sustainability.  Valmet's Advantage DCT concept is well established on the market and has proven to bring high flexibility, energy- and fiber efficient production as well as tissue products with high bulk and softness.

"We are excited to work with Lee & Man in this project, supporting their environmental targets. Our Advantage Visco Nip press is specially designed for very high linear loads which combined with a cast alloy Yankee cylinder makes it possible to increase the paper dryness after press and reach significant drying energy savings," says Svenerik Olsson, Director, Tissue Mills Business Unit, Valmet China.

Technical information about the delivery

The new tissue machine will have a width of 5.6 m and a design speed of 2,000 m/min. It will produce 60.000 tons of toilet and facial tissue per year, using virgin wood pulp and bleached bamboo fiber as raw material.

Valmet's scope of delivery will comprise a complete tissue production line featuring stock preparation systems and an Advantage DCT 200HS tissue machine. The machine will be equipped with an OptiFlo headbox and a cast alloy Yankee cylinder. It will also be featured with the well proven Advantage tissue technology including ViscoNip press, a steam heated AirCap hood, WetDust dust system and a SoftReel P reel. Basic engineering, installation supervision, training, start-up and commissioning are also included in the delivery.

The delivery will also include an automation package from Metso with Metso DCS and QCS process control system.

About Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing

Established in 1994, Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing Ltd has grown from a small company into a leading paper and pulp manufacturer. Their 6,500 employees are located at the company's five production sites in China. The Group has a capacity of up to 6.05 million tons of container board, duplex board and tissue paper as well as 180,000 tons of pulp in 2012. The production capacity for paper is expected to increase to 7.05 million tons in 2014.

Corporate Communications

For further information, please contact:
Svenerik Olsson, Director, Tissue mills, China area, Valmet, Tel. +86 139 10171872

Krister Harnesk, Sales Manager, Tissue mills, Valmet, Tel. + 46 766 397543

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 2013 were approximately EUR 2.6 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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