C&S Paper signs for two tissue PMs
C&S Paper has signed up Toscotec to supply two tissue machines with a combined capacity of 58,000tpy.
The deal was struck after the Chinese tissue producer brought online another Toscotecsupplied tissue PM at its Tangshan city mill.
The machines will be installed in its Chengdu mill located in Sichuan and are expected to be online in the second half of 2013.
One of the machines, an AHEAD-1.5M, will have a trim width of 3,550mm, speed of 1,650mpm, steam heated hood, Steel Yankee Dryer TT SYD-16FT and capacity of some 32,000 tpy.
The second, an AHEAD-1.5S, will have a trim width of 2,850mm, speed of 1,700mpm, gas fired hood, Steel Yankee Dryer TT SYD- 12FT and capacity of some 27,000 tpy.
Toscotec’s scope of supply for both machines includes crescent former TM, machine auxiliaries, a hood and dust removal system provided by Toscotec associated company Milltech, electrification and control system.
C&S Paper owns six mills in China operating 80 machines, including the new Toscotec units at the Jiangmen and Tangshan sites with a total tissue capacity of around 350,000 tpy at the end of 2012.
Three more Toscotec units will come on stream in the next few months.
Hengan Group starts up ninth tissue machine
Chinese producer Hengan Group has completed a total of four tissue machine start-ups planned for this year and now operates nine Andritz tissue machines.
The supplier said two of the machines are fitted with the largest Steel Yankees in operation.
Two PrimeLine W8 tissue machines have started up at the Chongqing mill and two PrimeLine TM W6 tissue machines were started at the Jinjiang mill, all ahead of schedule.
These four machines also include complete stock preparation and machine control systems from Andritz.
A spokeswoman for Andritz said: “The Steel Yankees of PM15 and PM16 are the largest in the world for tissue applications.
“With a diameter of 4.9m and a shell length of 6.2m, they provide for safe and energy-efficient machine operation.”
China’s Hebei Yihuocheng Commodity to up production capacity
China’s Hebei Yihuocheng Commodity is to start up an Andritzsupplied PrimeLineCOMPACT II tissue machine with Steel Yankee.
The tissue machine has a design speed of 1,650m/min and a width of 2.85m, and start-up is scheduled for the end of 2013.
The Steel Yankee has a diameter of 3.65 m, and the scope of supply also includes the complete stock preparation plant, automation, and drives.
Xiamen Xinyang starts up 60,000tpy tissue PM in China
China’s Xiamen Xinyang Paper has fired up a 60,000tpy tissue unit at a greenfield mill in Xiamen city, Fujian province.
The PM, supplied by Metso Paper, has a width of 5.6m and an operating speed of 1,900m/min.
The Finnish supplier’s delivery scope included a headbox, a cylinder, a hood, a dust management system, a reel and an automation system.
The machine was originally scheduled to start up in the fourth quarter of 2011, but its construction hit a delay. Civil engineering did not start until early 2011, and installation commenced last December.
The unit is the first PM for the firm, which was established in 2009.
Fujian Nanping Paper currently holds a 16.80% stake in it, with the rest held by three state-owned local Xiamen companies.
Fujian Nanping operates a mill that can produce 480,000tpy of paper and 50,000tpy of dissolving pulp in Nanping city, Fujian province.
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Nanning Phoenix delays 30,000tpy tissue unit in China
China’s Nanning Phoenix Pulp & Paper is pushing back the startup of a new 30,000tpy tissue unit at its mill in Nanning city, Guangxi autonomous region to October.
A contact from the firm said that the installation is ongoing. The PM was previously stated to come on stream earlier this year.
The machine, being supplied by Andritz, has a trim width of 3.65m, and a design speed of 2,000m/min.
The scope of the Austrian firm’s supply also included a stock preparation plant, a headbox, a hood and a Steel Yankee drying cylinder.
In May, the mill restarted a 20,000tpy Kawanoe Zoki tissue machine after an explosion on its iron dryer last November. The accident injured a worker.
The machine has a trim width of 3.4m and a design speed of 1,000m/min.
In addition, the mill currently operates another 12 tissue units with a total capacity of 25,000tpy, including a 10,000tpy KawanoeZoki unit and 11 domestic machines with a combined capacity of around 15,000tpy.
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Yuen Foong Yu starts up Intelli-Tissue™ 1500
Yuen Foong Yu (YFY) has boosted its production after it started up the first of two PMP-supplied Intelli-Tissue™ 1500 machines. The two 2.8m-wide Crescent former machines have a maximum operating speed of 1,600mpm and a capacity of 75tpd for PM5 and PM6 at the Yangzhou-based site.
PMP said the machines are designed as “Eco-Tissue machines”, which it said “maximises quality and minimises media consumption”.
They produce virgin fibre-based tissue with a basis weight range of 13 – 31.3 gsm for conversion into facial tissue, bath tissue and kitchen towels.
Mill spokesman Ming-Fa Tang said: “It was the fastest assembly and start-up in the history of the YFY Corporation.”
The scope of supply covered stock preparation, the tissue machine (Intelli-Jet VTM Headbox, Intelli-FormerTM Crescent Former, Intelli-PressTM, 16’ Yankee Dryer with a high efficiency steam hood and Intelli- ReelTM) as well as auxiliary systems such as mechanical drives, lubrication system, steam and condensation system and dust removal.
PMP received an order for two Intelli- TissueTM 1500 machines from Yuen Foong Yu located in Yangzhou, China, in July 2011.
YFY consists of three business units, and the Household Products Business Unit has three major brands of tissue paper: Mayflower, Tender and Delight. Its production lines cover toilet paper, tissue paper, facial tissues, paper towels and napkins.