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PT Suparma Brings New Valmet Tissue Line on Stream in Indonesia

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PT Suparma Tbk's new tissue line came on stream in Surabaya, Indonesia, two days ahead of the schedule. The Advantage DCT 100 tissue machine, supplied by Valmet (Finland), increases the company's production of bathroom tissue, towel, and diaper tissue for the Indonesian market, by 25,000 metric tpy. The new tissue line fulfills the company's ambition to produce sustainable products of high quality in a cost-efficient way. 

"Working together with Valmet has been a priceless experience, and we learned a lot during the project. Valmet is known to be the leader in paper machinery and we are proud to own one of their machines. It is undeniable that Valmet managed to deliver a state of the art machine. During the initial run, we managed to produce commercial grade tissue on the second day. It was a pleasure to work together with Valmet's team and we are pleased with the result," said Edward Sopanan, director, PT Suparma.

"It is a pleasure to work with PT Suparma. The PT Suparma's team is skilled and determined, and they take pride in what they accomplish. The good interaction between our teams, from project start to installation and start-up, was the key to success," said Stefan Ziegel, project manager, Valmet Tissue Mills business unit. 
Valmet's delivery included a complete, high-speed tissue production line featuring an Advantage DCT 100 tissue machine equipped with an OptiFlo headbox, a cast iron yankee cylinder, and an Advantage AirCap yankee hood. Valmet has also supplied part of the stock preparation equipment as well as basic engineering, installation services, and startup of the machine.
The new line has a width of 2.75 meters and an operating speed of 1,600 m/min. Raw material for the new production line is virgin fiber and recycled fiber.
PT SuparmaTbk was founded as a paper and board producer in1976. The company established its first tissue machine in 2007 and is today a well-known supplier of high-quality board, laminated wrapping kraft, and tissue paper for the Indonesian market as well as the Asian, Australian, and African markets. The company employs 1,800 people and produces more than 200,000 metric tpy of paper.


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