November 2012
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Xiamen Xinyang Brings New Tissue Machine Online in China

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Xiamen Xinyang Paper Corp. has brought its new Metso (Finland)-supplied tissue machine online at its mill in Xiamen City, Fujian Province, China, one week ahead of schedule. Only nine days later, after five days of continuous operation, the machine reached the operating speed of 1,900 m/min.

"We are very satisfied with the new record we have set on the process of commissioning, startup, and speedup," says Chen Qi, chairman of Xinyang Paper.

Stefan Ziegel, Project Manager, Metso, added that "this record fast startup process is the result of very good cooperation and efficient team work between Xiamen Xinyang Paper and Metso’s personnel. Metso’s delivery included a complete production line with stock preparation equipment and an Advantage DCT 200 HS tissue machine with an OptiFlo II TIS multi-layer headbox, a Metso yankee cylinder, an Advantage AirCap hood, an Advantage WetDust dust management system, and an Advantage SoftReel reel. The delivery also featured Metso’s Advantage ViscoNip pressing technology and BlackBelt shoe press belt. The production line will be optimized to enhance final product quality and save energy.

The delivery also included an extensive automation package with Metso DNA machine, process and integrated drive controls, and a Metso IQ quality control system that has a Metso IQ Scanner and a Metso IQ Fiber sensor. With a width of 5.6 meters and a maximum operating speed of 2,000 m/min, the new production line will produce 60,000 metric tpy of high-quality facial, toilet, and towel grades. The raw material for the new line will be virgin pulp.

Xiamen Xinyang Paper Co., Ltd. was established in 2009 by four state-owned companies based in Fujian Province, China: Xiamen Shun-Cheng Asset Management Co., Xiamen Haicang Investment Group, Nanping Paper Co., and Xiamen Construction & Development Group. The first phase in the company’s investment plan is a tissue mill for producing 60,000 metric tpy of facial, toilet, and towel grades.



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