Universal Paper Manufacturers starts up greenfield tissue line

Photo: PMP

PMP (Paper Machinery Producer) signed a contract with Universal Paper Manufacturers (UPM), part of the Universal Paper Group, for a turn-key green field tissue mill based on Intelli-Tissue® Advanced 1600 tissue making line. On the 19th of February 2017, TM#5 successfully started-up at UPM’s Ga-Rankuwa mill in South Africa.

PMP’s scope of delivery covered: collaboration with the building design engineers, a tissue making line (starting from stock preparation, a broke line, stock approach, baseplates, a tissue machine itself and a shaft puller), all auxiliary systems (a lubrication system, a steam & condensate system, a dust removal system, DCS, QCS, mechanical drives), field installations (pre-piping and pre-conduit) as well as a rich scope of engineering services (pre-erection, erection and start-up supervision).

UPM’s Intelli-Tissue® Advanced 1600 has a total capacity of 28 000 tpa (operating speed 1600 m/min, reel trim 2670 mm), depending on the tissue grade (basis weight at reel from 13 to 40 gsm). An applied technology (PMP Intelli-Jet V® single layer hydraulic headbox, a Crescent Former Intelli-Former®, Intelli-Press® with a single press configuration, equipped with a 16’ steel Yankee Dryer - Intelli-YD® a steam heated hood and PMP Intelli-Reel®) is focused to ensure the best quality of the final product - softness at a premium level and excellent hand feel to open the door to new market niches.

Universal Paper Manufacturers (UPM) is one of Universal Paper’s business units and is the sister company to Universal paper & Plastics (UPP).

PMP is a global provider of tissue, paper & board technology, has been supporting pulp and paper industry.