Tissue World Magazine
Alexandra Stuthridge, Technical Business Manager, BioProducts Institute (BPI)

(News from RISI) – China’s C&S paper has decided to move a 10,000tpy PM located at a mill in Zhongshan city, Guangdong province to another mill in Jiaxing city, Zhejiang province.

The PM, which started up in 2004, is the only one at the Zhongshan site, which also runs several converting lines.

It has a width of 2.66m and a design speed of 600m/min, and was supplied by Kawanoe Zoki.

The destination Jiaxing mill in the eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang presently operates two Kawanoe Zoki tissue machines with a combined capacity of around 22,000tpy.

A specific timeline for the move has not been announced yet.

After the relocation, jumbo rolls from the firm’s other mills in the southern province of Guangdong will be shipped to the Zhongshan plant for processing.

The firm explained that its capacity in South China increased greatly in 2014, while its tissue supplies have been short in East China.

Last year, it started up two 60,000tpy tissue PMs at a new mill in Guangdong province’s Luoding city, boosting the company’s total tissue capacity to around 450,000tpy.

Each of the identical PMs has a width of 5.6m and a design speed of 1,900m/min. The first came online in May, followed by the second in November.

C&S also runs tissue plants in Guangdong, Sichuan, Hubei, and Hebei provinces with a combined capacity of around 298,000tpy.