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Valmet Receives an Order for Tissue Line from Arkhbum Tissue Group, Russia

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Valmet will supply Arkhbum Tissue Group LLC with a complete tissue production line. The delivery includes pulp handling, an automation system and a Focus rewinder. The new Advantage DCT 200 tissue line will be installed at the company's Vorsino industrial plant in the Kaluga region of Russia. The launch is scheduled for the first quarter of 2023.

The order is included in Valmet's orders for the third quarter of 2021. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The value of a project of this size and scope is typically EUR 20-40 million.

The new tissue production line supplied by Valmet is part of Arkhbum Tissue Group's development project, which aims to achieve a total capacity of 210,000 metric tpy in the production of high-quality tissue and towel products made from its own pulp.

“We are very pleased to have received this valuable order and are excited to continue our joint journey with Arkhbum Tissue Group. Our collaboration began with the delivery of the Focus Reelite rewinder for the company’s first tissue line. Now we continue with the delivery of the entire line. The Advantage DCT200 represents a reliable and highly efficient technology, and we are confident that it will contribute to Arkhbum Tissue Group's success in a highly competitive market,” says Jan Erikson, sales director, Tissue Mills, Valmet's Paper business line.

Technical information

The new tissue machine TM 2 will have a width of 5.6 m and a design speed of 2,000 m/min. It will add 70.000 tons a year of high-quality napkin, toilet, and towel grades to Arkhbum’s current production. The raw material to be used in the tissue production will be virgin fiber from the owner’s own pulp mill. The new production line is optimized to save energy and to enhance the quality of the final product.

Valmet’s scope of delivery will comprise of a complete tissue production line including stock preparation systems and a Valmet Advantage DCT 200 HS tissue machine. The machine will be equipped with an OptiFlo TIS II headbox, the Advantage ViscoNip press combined with Advantage ReDry and a steel Yankee dryer. It also features other Advantage tissue technology including an AirCap Heli hood, WetDust dust system and a SoftReel, and complete clothing packages with Valmet Forming Fabric GMs, Valmet Press Felts STMs and Valmet Black Belt R ViscoNip belts. The stock preparation line will consist of OptiSlush pulpers, OptiFiner conical refiners, Valmet DX protection screens and OptiScreen machine screens. In addition, a Focus Reelite R25 ENS rewinder as well as a roll handling system will be installed.
Furthermore, the delivery will include a Valmet DNA Automation System with process controls, machine controls and drive controls. Valmet IQ Quality Control System (QCS) with IQ Fiber sensor, MD Controls and IQ Dilution profiler with CD Control ensure high end-product quality.

Project execution services like complete engineering, shipping, installation supervision, training, start-up and commissioning are also included in the delivery.


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