November 2012
Over The Wire Tissue Edition
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HengAn Group Orders Four New Metso Tissue Production Lines

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The HengAn Group in China has awarded Metso, Finland, a repeat order for four complete tissue production lines. Two of the lines will be located at Shandong HengAn Paper Co. in Weifang City, Shandong Province, and two at HengAn Wuhu Paper Co. in Wuhu City, Anhui Province. Startups are planned to be successive, with the first in December 2013 in Weifang. The value of the orders were not disclosed.

The new lines will add another 240,000 metric tpy of facial, toilet, and towel grades to HengAn Group's total production. This will consolidate the company’s position as China's leading tissue producer. The raw material for the new machines will be virgin pulp. The order follows the successful startups of four similar tissue lines at the company’s Anhai mill in Fujian Province and Weifang mill in Shandong Province in 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009.

Metso’s delivery will include four tissue production lines featuring Metso’s stock preparation equipment and Advantage DCT 200 tissue machine. Each machine will include an OptiFlo II TIS multi-layer headbox, a Metso yankee cylinder with deep rib for highest energy efficiency, an Advantage AirCap hood, an Advantage WetDust dust management system, and an Advantage SoftReel P reel. The tissue lines will also feature Metso’s new MicroBar refiner segments for short fiber refining and VacuFox polyurethane roll covers for tissue machine press sections.

The new lines will have a width of 5.6 meters and an operating speed of 1,900 m/min.

HengAn is a fully-owned subsidiary of HengAn International, whose turnover in 2011 was approximately EUR 1.7 billion. It has 20,000 employees.



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