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Lee & Man Orders Two New Valmet Tissue Lines

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Valmet, Finland, will supply two Advantage DCT tissue production lines and related automation systems to one of China's leading paper and pulp producers, Lee & Man Manufacturing Ltd. Startup of the two new lines is planned for late 2016. The value of the order was not disclosed.
The Advantage DCT 200HS tissue lines to be delivered are designed for production of high quality tissue products. The new tissue lines will fulfill the high requirements for effective technology and sustainability set by Lee & Man. In 2014, the company ordered an Advantage DCT 200HS tissue line, which is scheduled to start up at the Chongqing mill later this year. 
"We see Valmet as strategic partner in the development of our tissue business. Their position as market leader in tissue machinery made us confident to repeat our previous order with Valmet", said Raymond Lee, chairman of the board, Lee & Man.

"We are very pleased that Lee & Man have decided to extend the cooperation we started with the delivery of the first tissue machine to Chongqing mill. As seen from earlier installations, it is possible to reach significant drying energy savings and highest paper quality by combining the Advantage ViscoNip press with a cast alloy yankee cylinder and steam heated Advantage AirCap hood. We also see this order as confirmation of the winning concept," said Svenerik Olsson, director, Tissue Mills Business Unit, Valmet China.

The new tissue machines will have a width of 5.6 meters and a design speed of 2,000 m/min. Each machine will produce 60.000 metric tpy of toilet and facial tissue, using virgin wood pulp and bleached bamboo fiber as raw material.

Valmet's scope of delivery will include complete tissue production lines featuring stock preparation systems and Advantage DCT 200HS tissue machines. The machines will be equipped with OptiFlo headbox and cast alloy yankee cylinders. The machines will also feature Advantage tissue technology including ViscoNip press, steam heated AirCap hood, WetDust dust system, and a SoftReel P reel. Basic engineering, installation supervision, training, startup, and commissioning are also included in the delivery.
The delivery will also include an automation package from Valmet with Valmet DCS and QCS process control system. 

Established in 1994, Lee & Man has grown from a small company into a leading paper and pulp manufacturer. The company's 6,500 employees are located at the company's five production sites in China. The company had a capacity of 7 million metric tpy of containerboard, duplex board, and tissue paper, as well as 180,000 metric tons of pulp in 2014.

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