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Hengan Starts up Valmet Tissue Machine Ahead of Schedule at Wuhu, China Mill

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Hengan's (China) 19th tissue machine, an Advantage DCT 200HS tissue line supplied by Valmet (Finland), successfully started up in August at the company's mill in Wuhu, Anhui province in China. The installation and commissioning were performed in record time and the startup went smoothly, the company reports. The new tissue machine adds another 60,000 metric tpy of tissue products to Hengan's current production of more than one million metric tpy. 

PM 19 is Valmet's fifth tissue machine delivery to Hengan. The previous four Valmet Advantage DCT machines are located at Jinjiang, Changde, and Weifang mills, and were installed in 2006, 2007, 2009, and 2010. Currently, the installation of a sixth Valmet delivered tissue machine, PM 20, is ongoing, and it will start up later in 2016.   

 "Joint effort and great work from the joint Valmet and Hengan team ensured a successful startup of our new PM 19 at exactly 10:48 a.m. on August 8. The new machine will raise Hengan Group's total production capacity to 1,080,000 metric tpy of tissue and reduce the current production shortage," said Cui Jiantong, project manager, Hengan Group. 

"This startup is a good example of what can be achieved by the efficient combination of the well-proven Valmet Advantage DCT technology and excellent team work. Thanks to very good and transparent cooperation and joint efforts from the teams involved, we finalized the installation and commissioning in record time. It has been a pleasure to work with Hengan's project and production team and we are looking forward to the next startup," said Svenerik Olsson, director, China Tissue Business from Valmet.

Valmet's scope of delivery included a complete tissue production line featuring stock preparation systems, an Advantage DCT 200HS tissue machine, and an automation package from Valmet with Valmet DCS and QCS process control system. The tissue machine has a width of 5.6 meters and a design speed of 2,000 m/min., and is equipped with OptiFlo headbox and cast alloy yankee cylinder. The machine also features Advantage tissue technology, including gas heated AirCap hood, WetDust dust system, and a SoftReel P reel. Basic engineering, installation supervision, training, startup, and commissioning were also included in the delivery. 

Hengan International Group is an investment holding company mainly engaged in the trading of personal hygienic products. The company and its subsidiaries are principally engaged in the manufacturing, distribution, and sale of personal hygiene products, including sanitary napkins products, disposable diapers products, tissue paper products, food and snacks products, and others in the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong, and certain overseas markets.


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