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Hebei Xuesong Starts up First Intelli-Tissue EcoEc Machine in China

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On April 28, Hebei Xuesong Paper Co. (Baoding, China), successfully started up its first PMP (Poland) EcoEc tissue machine named Intelli-Tissue® 1200 EcoEc. Hebei Xuesong produces 80,000 metric tpy of tissue, producing brands such as Xuesong, Jiabei, and Haorenjia.
The PMP Intelli-Tissue 1200 EcoEc at Baoding is 2,850 mm wide at the reel, has a maximum working speed of 1,200 m/min, and has a production capacity of 60 metric tpd (basis weight range of 12.5 – 20 gsm). The Intelli-Tissue 1200 EcoEc is equipped with: a modern single-layer hydraulic Intelli-Jet® V headbox; a four-roll crescent former Intelli-Former®; a double nip Intelli-Press®; a 12-ft-dia, ribbed steel, yankee dryer Intelli-YD™; a steam-heated Intelli-HoodTM; and a reel Intelli-Reel®. In addition, PMP provided a stock approach system, mechanical drives, electrical drives, a lubrication system, a steam and condensate system, and DCS. The PMP team also provided erection supervision and technological startup.
The machine reached maximum production capacity just five days after startup, PMP reports, adding that it met the strategic goal of implementing Optimum Cost Solutions by executing the tissue machine full design in Europe (PMPoland), manufacturing of the key components such as a hydraulic headbox and a steel yankee in Europe (PMPoland), and completing the remaining manufacturing, tissue machine pre-assembly, and tests at the Center of Excellence PMP IB in Changzhou (China). This combination has allowed a lower cost investment for the customer, while maintaining the quality of the equipment supplied.
PMP notes that a key feature of the EcoEc line is ultra-low energy consumption levels. Currently, the machine at Hebei Xuesong operates at 2.5 T/T steam consumption. Optimization to reduce the energy consumption to the target level of 2.0 T/T is continued. Thus, PMP adds, Hebei Xuesong is producing soft tissue at attractively low production costs.  
PMP points out that the Intelli- Tissue 1200 EcoEc machine is able to replace up to 15 machines that were designed and manufactured in China with outdated technology (narrow and slow machines), saving floor space, replacement parts, and resources. The estimated ROI for the Hebei Xuesong project is 1.5 - 2 years. 


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