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Lee & Man Makes Two More Successful Tissue Startups in China

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Valmet, Finland, recently made two successful Advantage DCT 200 tissue line startups at Lee & Man's tissue mill at Chongqing, China. The first machine in the startup queue was TM13, which started producing high quality paper right from the start on Jan. 18, 2018. The second startup was on March 3, 2018, when just as good tissue paper hit the reel on TM15.
"Valmet has sold a total of nine tissue machines to Lee & Man since 2014. All startups have been characterized by good collaboration, efficient installations, and steady startup curves. Efficient project execution and tissue lines that deliver good results right from the first roll have become the trademarks of Valmet's and Lee & Man's winning co-operation," said Valmet's project manager Tomas Eklund. A big part of a successful delivery is trustworthy technology. Valmet's well proven Advantage technology has been designed with the success of tissue makers in mind, the company noted. 
Efficient teamwork forms another great part of the success that has been achieved by Valmet and Lee & Man in Chongqing. "We work as one to reach our mutual aims. At this point, we know each other so well that the machines, more or less, start with a push of a button," said Eklund.
Valmet will start two more Advantage DCT 200 tissue production lines for Lee & Man during 2018. All at the same mill in Chongqing and with the same scope of deliveryŚcomplete tissue production lines featuring stock preparation systems and Advantage DCT 200HS tissue machines. 
All nine machines are equipped with OptiFlo headbox and cast alloy yankee cylinders. The Advantage tissue technology includes ViscoNip press, steam heated AirCap hood, WetDust dust system, and a SoftReel P reel. Basic engineering and site services are also included in the delivery. Valmet's automation package is also included, with Valmet DNA machine and process control system (DCS), as well as Valmet IQ quality control system (QCS) and Valmet IQ Dilution Profiler.
The tissue machine has a width of 5.6 meters and a design speed of 2,000 m/min. Each machine has the capacity to produce 60,000 metric tons of toilet and facial tissue per year. Lee & Man uses virgin wood pulp and bleached bamboo fiber as raw material.
Established in 1994, Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing 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 tons of container board, duplex board, and tissue paper as well as 180,000 tons of pulp in 2014. 
For further information, contact Svenerik Olsson, director, Tissue mills, China area, Valmet, Tel. +86 139 10171872, or Tomas Eklund, project manager, Tissue mills, Valmet, Tel. + 46 703 171043.
For more information about the Lee & Mann projects, view Valmet online.

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