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

(News from RISI) – Guangdong Shaoneng Group has placed an order for a new 27,000tpy tissue machine for its pulp and paper mill in Nanxiong city, Guangdong province.

A.Celli has been signed up to provide the unit, which will have a trim width of 2.85m and an operating speed of 1,600m/min.

It will be equipped with a 12-foot Steel Yankee dryer, according to the Italian supplier. Capable of processing both wood pulp and bamboo pulp, the TM is scheduled to start up in the second half of this year.

The plant is run by the company’s subsidiary Shaoguan Nanxiong Zhuji Paper and currently has a capacity of 65,000tpy of bamboo pulp, 35,000tpy of uncoated printing and writing paper and 25,000tpy of tissue paper.

The company diversified into the tissue sector in 2014, selling its bamboo pulp to tissue paper manufacturers and then marketing the final converted products under the brand Shaoneng Unbleached.

In August last year, its first tissue machine came on stream at the Nanxiong mill. The Andritz-supplied unit is partly integrated with the on-site bamboo pulp line.