May 2010
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AK GIDA SAN ve TİC A.Ş to Install New Tissue Line at Mill in Turkey

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AK GIDA SAN ve TİC A.Ş, Turkey, has ordered a tissue line from Metso Paper, Finland, to be installed at the company's new mill in Pamukova, which is located in Sakarya province. Startup is planned for the second quarter of 2011. The value of the order was not disclosed, but Metso notes that the market value of a tissue production line of this type ranges from EUR 15 million to 20 million, depending on the scope of delivery and production output.

Metso will deliver the complete tissue production line, including a stock preparation system and a tissue machine. The tissue machine will be equipped with a headbox, a press, a yankee cylinder, a hood adapted for co-generation, a dust management system, and a reel. The stock preparation system includes pulpers, conical refiners, and machine screens. The delivery also includes an extensive automation package with machine and process controls, and quality controls. Complete engineering, installation supervision, training, startup, and commissioning are also included in the delivery.

The new line will produce 60,000 metric tpy of facial, handkerchief, toilet, and towel grades. The raw material will be virgin fiber. The production line will be optimized to save energy and enhance final product quality.

AK GIDA SAN ve TİC A.Ş aims to expand its operations into the field of tissue products with the new mill in Pamukova. With 140,000 m2 of production area, Athe company currently produces some 400 different dairy products at the Pamukova facilities.



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