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Hayat Kimya Contracts Valmet to Rebuild TM 1 at Mill in Turkey

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The Turkish tissue producer Hayat Kimya has ordered five tissue machine lines from Valmet, Finland, 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, TM 1, with Valmet’s Advantage DCT technology. This means that all production assets in the company’s machine fleet will be equipped with Valmet's technology. The rebuild will increase energy efficiency and improve product properties as well as performance, runnability, and work environment. TM 1 is located at Hayat Kimya's mill in Yeniköy, near the city of Izmit in Turkey. Startup of the rebuilt machine is scheduled for November 2015. The value of the order was not disclosed.
"We are very satisfied with operations of our previous Valmet machines, so it was a natural decision to go with Valmet also this time" said 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 this project also will be a success," said Björn Magnus, sales director, Tissue Mills Business Unit, EMEA, Valmet.

The machine rebuild includes replacement of the 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.

Hayat Kimya A.S. is part of the Hayat Group, which 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 metric tpy and a converting capacity of 200,000 metric tpy. Through the new investment and ongoing project, total production capacity of Hayat Kimya will reach 420,000 metric tpy.


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