Shanghai Orient Orders Two New Tissue Lines for Mill Near Shanghai

Shanghai Orient Champion Paper Co., Shanghai, China. has ordered two complete tissue production lines from Metso, Finland. The first line is scheduled to startup in the second quarter of 2011 and the second in the fourth quarter of 2011. The value of the order was not disclosed, but Metso notes that the combined market value of two tissue production lines of this type is about EUR 15-25 million, depending on the scope of delivery and production output.

Metso’s scope of delivery will include two complete tissue production lines, featuring two tissue machines with stock preparation systems and auxiliaries. Each of the machines will be equipped with a headbox, a yankee cylinder, a hood, a dust management system for enhanced working environment, and a reel. The stock preparation systems will include pulpers, conical refiners and deflakers, and machine screens. Both machines will be delivered with a Metso automation package that includes machine, process, and integrated drive controls, as well as a quality control system and a steam box for energy saving and moisture profile control.

Both production lines will be installed at Shanghai Orient’s mill in Jinshan, outside of Shanghai. After installation of the two lines, total capacity at the mill will double from 70,000 to 140,000 metric tpy. The company currently operates the Jinshan mill with six smaller tissue machines and converting lines and notes that it is now prepared to grow further, utilizing the latest technology.

Shanghai Orient Champion Paper Co. is part of the CIMIC Group, which operates companies in various businesses. The CIMIC Group has operations in consumer goods, real estate, building materials, education, electronics, and communications industries. Shanghai Orient Champion Paper has a sponsorship agreement with the Shanghai World EXPO, 2010, to provide tissue paper made from recycled milk packaging during the event.