Valmet to rebuild Turkish Hayat Kimya's tissue machine for improved product properties and runnability

Valmet Corporation's trade press release on March 30, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. EET

The Turkish tissue producer Hayat Kimya has previously ordered five tissue machine lines from Valmet in the past eight years. Valmet-supplied tissue machines TM 2, 3, 4 and 5 are already producing high quality paper with high capacity and speed, while TM 6 will start-up in 2016.

Hayat Kimya has decided to rebuild their first tissue machine TM1 with the well performing Valmet Advantage DCT technology. This means that all production assets in their machine fleet will be equipped with Valmet's technology. The rebuild will increase energy efficiency, improve product properties as well as performance, runnability and work environment. TM1 is located at Hayat Kimya's mill in Yeniköy, near the city of Izmit in Turkey. The start-up of the rebuild machine is scheduled for November 2015.

The order is included in Valmet's first quarter, 2015 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

"We are very satisfied with the operations of our previous Valmet machines so it was a natural decision to go with Valmet also this time" says Lütfi Aydin, Director, Paper Group, Hayat Kimya.

"Through the years Hayat Kimya has achieved excellent results with the Advantage DCT technology. We are proud to continue our good relationship and convinced that also this project will be a success," says Björn Magnus, Sales Director, Tissue Mills Business Unit, EMEA, Valmet.

Technical information

The machine rebuild includes the replacement of existing press section with an Advantage ViscoNip press for improved product quality and decreased energy consumption. To further increase energy efficiency the tissue line will be equipped with a new Advantage AirCap hood as well as an upgrade and optimization of the Cogen Airsystem. The existing dust system will be upgraded to Advantage WetDust to improve the work environment and safety. A new tail threading system and sheet transfer including Advantage Run will further advance runnability and performance.

Information about Hayat Kimya

Hayat Kimya A.S. is part of the Hayat Group. The Hayat Group primarily operates in the chemicals, hygienic products, paper and wood-based industries. The Hayat tissue facilities today have a paper production capacity of 350,000 tonnes and a converting capacity of 200,000 tonnes per year. Through the new investment and ongoing project the total production capacity of Hayat Kimya will reach 420,000 tonnes.

Corporate Communications

For further information, please contact:
Jan Erikson, Vice President, Sales, Tissue Mills business unit, Valmet, tel. +46 70 517 14 90

Björn Magnus, Sales Director, Tissue Mills business unit, Valmet, tel. +46 703 17 79 83

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