Ningxia Bauhinia Starts up New Toscotec Tissue Line in China

Ningxia Bauhinia Paper Co., Yinchuan, China, has started up on-schedule a new Toscotec (Italy) Ahead 1.5M tissue line. Ningxia Bauhinia was founded in 1989 and is part of the Ningxia Zijinghua Group. The company started as a township enterprise and with this new tissue line investment, has increased its annual production capacity up to 100.000 tpy. The company has 2,000 employees and ranks among the Top 10 tissue producers in China.

The Toscotec supply included an Ahead 1.5M crescent former tissue machine with a single-layer headbox and a double press configuration, a 15-ft Steel Yankee Dryer (TT SYD 15FT), a Milltech steam heated hood, machine auxiliaries, approach flow system, electrification, and control system. Maximum machine speed is 1,500 m/min, with a net trim width of 3,450 mm.

The startup curve was very smooth, the mill reports, noting that the machine reached a stable speed of 1,300 m/min a few days after startup with a 13 gsm product despite difficult outside weather conditions.