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Metso-supplied tissue machine sets world speed record

Photo: Metso
Photo: Metso
Published by
Simon Matthis - 18 Jun 2012

With a skilled crew and through dedicated hard work Hayat Kimya A.S. in Turkey have succeeded in their efforts to break the world speed record for tissue machines. The record of 2,210 m/min was set on June 1, 2012 during a 24-hour production run by their TM 2 tissue machine at the company’s mill in Yeniköy near the city of Izmit in Turkey. The machine, which was started up on December 18, 2010, is an Advantage DCT 200 TS supplied by Metso.

The Advantage DCT 200 TS machine is equipped with an OptiFlo headbox with a Metso IQ Dilution Profiler, a Metso IQ Steam Profiler, a Metso Yankee cylinder, an Advantage AirCap hood for co-generation, an Advantage WetDust dust management system, an AdvantageRun sheet transfer system and an Advantage SoftReel L reel. The process is controlled with a Metso DNA system. Stock preparation equipment and engineering were also supplied by Metso.

The world speed record was achieved through excellent management and operational skills in combination with Best Available Technology (BAT).

Lütfi Aydin, Paper Group Director, Hayat Kimya, says: “The cooperation with Metso has been beyond excellent and both parties did their utmost to make the project successful. The results clearly show that the efforts were worthwhile on both sides. This cooperation will extend to cover new projects in the future.”

“We are not surprised that Hayat Kimya managed to break the world speed record. Our confidence in the capability of the Hayat team has been high since our project started in 2009. We certainly know our machine in detail, its stability, production efficiency and speed capability. However, in order to reach the very top performance a machine needs to be in the hands of a skilled crew willing to push the boundaries. We have certainly seen that at Hayat,” Jan Erikson, Vice President, Sales, Metso states.

The new world speed record for tissue set by Hayat Kimya’s Metso-supplied TM 2 is 2,210 m/min.

Hayat Kimya A.S. is part of the Hayat Group. The Hayat Group primarily operates in the chemicals, hygienic products, paper and wood-based industries. The Hayat tissue facilities have a paper production capacity of 135,000 tonnes and a converting capacity of 100,000 tonnes per year.