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Valmet receives repeat order from Lee & Man Paper

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Image courtesy: Valmet
Published by
Simon Matthis - 15 Mar 2016

Valmet will supply two Advantage DCT tissue production lines and related automation systems to one of China's leading paper and pulp producers, Lee & Man Manufacturing Ltd. The new lines will be installed at Lee & Man's mill in Chongqing and start-up is planned to take place in late 2016.

The order is included in Valmet's first quarter 2016 orders received. The value of the order is not disclosed.

The Valmet's Advantage DCT 200HS tissue lines to be delivered are designed for production of high quality tissue products. The new tissue lines will fulfill the high requirements for effective technology and sustainability set by Lee & Man. Previously the company has ordered three Advantage DCT 200HS tissue lines of which one started up at the Chongqing mill 2015 and two will start up this year.

"Our first installation in Chongqing is running very well and we are convinced that the Advantage DCT technology and the partnership with Valmet will support our market expansion in China," says Raymond Lee, Chairman of the Board, Lee & Man.

"It's an honor that Lee & Man have again decided to extend the cooperation which already includes three tissue machine deliveries to the Chongqing mill. As seen from the earlier installations, it is possible to reach significant drying energy savings and highest paper quality by our innovative combination of flexible pressing, casted Yankee and steam heated hood. With this combination we are able to bring concrete benefits to our customers and to take their performance forward," says Svenerik Olsson, Director, Tissue Mills Business Unit, Valmet China.

Valmet's Advantage DCT concept is well established on the market and has proven to enable cost- and energy-efficient production of high quality tissue products.

The new tissue machines will have a width of 5.6 m and a design speed of 2,000 m/min. Each machine will produce 60.000 tons of toilet and facial tissue per year, using virgin wood pulp and bleached bamboo fiber as raw material.

Valmet's scope of delivery will comprise complete tissue production lines featuring stock preparation systems and Advantage DCT 200HS tissue machines. The machines will be equipped with OptiFlo headbox and cast alloy Yankee cylinders. The machines will also be featured with the well proven Advantage tissue technology including ViscoNip press, steam heated AirCap hood, WetDust dust system and a SoftReel P reel. Basic engineering, installation supervision, training, start-up and commissioning are also included

The delivery will also include Valmet's proven automation package including Valmet DNA machine and process control system (DCS) as well as Valmet IQ quality control system (QCS) and Valmet IQ Dilution Profiler. The automation package provides a single source solution, utilizing only one system to perform all the essential measurements and controls for tissue production.