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Two Valmet Tissue Lines Start up at Hayat Kimya in Turkey, Russia

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Hayat Kimya's new Advantage DCT 200TS tissue line, PM 5 (photo below), was started up in March 2015 by a joint Valmet (Finland) and Hayat Kimya (Turkey) team. The new line, at the Mersin mill in Turkey (photo), came smoothly on stream according to schedule and produced sellable paper from the very start. 

This was the second startup for the same team in three months, as Hayat Kimya's PM 4 at the new Alabuga mill in Tartarstan, Russia, was started up in December 2014. The time schedule was very tight but the paper was on reel as expected with good paper properties.
"This was, for most of us, the third and fourth tissue line installation we have started together. During the years, we have developed a mutual respect and high confidence in each other, which makes the coordination of the assembly and all commissioning activities very smooth, and together we make things happen," said Rolf Tellack, project manager, Valmet.

"We share the same excitement with everyone who has contributed with patience and determination to make these projects successful. Even though the conditions were very different between the Russian and the Turkish installations, both machines started up on time and are now producing top quality paper at high speed," said Lütfi Aydin, director Paper Group, Hayat Kimya.
Hayat Kimya now has four tissue lines supplied by Valmet in itsr machine fleet and one more to start up in 2016. Recently, the company announced the rebuild of its PM 1, which means that all of their tissue lines will be operating with the Advantage DCT technology from Valmet.
Both tissue machines have a width of 5.6 meters and a design speed of 2,200 m/min. The design capacity for each machine is 70,000 metric tpy. Both machines will produce high-quality facial, toilet, and towel grades from virgin fiber and are optimized to save energy and enhance final product quality.

The two tissue production lines feature stock preparation systems and Advantage DCT 200TS tissue machines. The machines are equipped with OptiFlo headboxes and Valmet cast alloy yankee cylinders as well as the Advantage technology including ViscoNip press, AirCap hood prepared for co-generation, WetDust sytem, sheet transfer system, and SoftReel reel. The delivery also included an extensive automation package with Valmet DNA, process controls, and Valmet IQ quality controls. Complete engineering, supervision, training, startup, and commissioning was also included in the delivery. 

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 new investment and ongoing projects, the total production capacity of Hayat Kimya will reach 420,000 metric tpy.


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