December 2013
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Abu Dhabi Paper to Install Advantage NTT Tissue Line at Mill in UAE

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Abu Dhabi National Paper Mill (ADNPM) will install a complete Metso (the future Valmet) Advantage NTT tissue line at its mill in the United Arab Emirates. The Advantage NTT solution represents the latest state-of-the-art tissue making technology in the industry. The future Valmet (Finland) has previously sold two solutions of this kind. The first Advantage NTT machine started up in Mexico earlier this year. 

In addition to the tissue machine, the order includes automation solutions for machine, process, and quality controls. The new line is planned to start up in the second quarter of 2015.

"The flexibility of the Advantage NTT technology provides us the means we need to develop new products with unique qualities with either conventional or textured tissue, to meet constantly changing market needs. The tailored automation solutions will enhance total performance and keep production in peak condition. This is a significant milestone for local tissue production in the UAE," says Helmut Berger, GM, ADNPM.

"The Advantage NTT technology provides unique flexibility as it produces both conventional tissue as well as textured products with premium-quality softness and bulk, and absorbency capability. We are delighted to see that the functionalities enabled by this technology are valued in the market and the reception has been very positive. We are very proud to support ADNPM in their expansion into the premium quality segment," said Jan Erikson, VP Sales, Paper business line, future Valmet.

The delivery will comprise one complete tissue production line featuring stock preparation systems, an Advantage NTT 100 tissue machine, as well as project execution services. The machine is equipped with an OptiFlo II TIS headbox, a yankee cylinder, an Advantage AirCap yankee hood, an Advantage WetDust dust system, and an Advantage SoftReel L reel. The stock preparation line consists of an OptiSlush pulper, OptiFiner conical refiners, and an OptiScreen screen.

The delivery also includes an automation package with MetsoDNA machine, drive, and process controls, as well as Metso IQ Quality Controls with a Metso Scanner and Metso steam profiler. Metso consistency measurements and Neles control valves are also included. Complete installation supervision, training, startup, and commissioning are also part of the delivery. 

The new tissue line will boost ADNPM’s current production capacity of 63,000 metric tpy to 93,000 metric tpy of high-quality facial, toilet, and towel grades. The raw material for the new lines will be virgin fiber.

The Abu Dhabi National Paper Mill is a subsidiary of the private investment group Abu Dhabi National Industrial Projects Co. The company was established in 2001 and has two tissue machines with a capacity of approximately 63,000 metric tpy. Aside from the different pulp products, ADNPM is able to run its machine with 100% recovered paper. The mill houses a pulp store, machine house, stock preparation facilities, tissue machines, deinking plant, warehouse, and offices. 



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