Valmet Advantage DCT tissue line successfully started up at Syktyvkar Tissue Group in Russia

Valmet Corporation's trade press release on January 12, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. EET

A Valmet-supplied tissue line recently started up at Syktyvkar Tissue Group's new site in Semibratovo, Yaroslavl region, Russia. The new Advantage DCT 100HS machine adds 30,000 tons of tissue per year to the company's current production of bathroom tissue, napkin and towel grades.

Valmet has previously delivered an Advantage DCT 100 production line to Syktyvkar's mill in the republic of Komi, which started up in 2008, as well as a major rebuild of their PM1 at the same mill in 2011.

"Valmet and Syktyvkar Tissue Group have developed a strong relationship during our previous deliveries. Excellent teamwork and big efforts from both sides combined with our well proven technology made the start-up very smooth and efficient. We are looking forward to continuing our long-term partnership in future projects," says Björn Magnus, Sales Director EMEA, Tissue Mills Business Unit, Valmet.

Technical information about the delivery

The tissue machine has a width of 2.7 m and a design speed of 2,000 m/min and is optimized to save energy and to enhance final product quality.

Valmet's delivery included a complete tissue production line featuring an Advantage DCT 100HS tissue machine. The tissue machine is equipped with an OptiFlo headbox and a cast alloy Yankee cylinder and an AirCap hood. The project scope also included basic and detailed engineering, process equipment, as well as the supervision of the installation and training of the new tissue line. Metso delivered an automation package with a process control system.

Information about Syktyvkar Tissue Group

Syktyvkar Tissue Group is today one of the best known companies on the Russian market for tissue products with a market share of around 10%. Today the company employs 385 people and produces approximately 45,000 tonnes of tissue. Headquarters and existing production facilities of the company before this new site in Semibratovo are located in Syktyvkar, capital of the republic of Komi in the northwestern part of Russia.

Corporate Communications

For further information, please contact:
Björn Magnus, Sales Director, Tissue Mills business unit, Valmet, tel. +46 703 17 79 83      
Hans Englund, Project Manager, Tissue Mills business unit, Valmet, tel. +46 705 17 40 00

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.

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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