Tissue World Magazine, World News

(News from RISI) – Hwagain Paper kicked off trial runs on five new tissue PMs with a combined capacity of 18,000tpy in the first half of August at its mill in Ganzhou city, Jiangxi province, in eastern China.

Provided by an unnamed Chinese supplier, each unit is 3.9m wide and has an operating speed of 200m/min.

The Ganzhou mill operates several other PMs with a combined capacity of around 60,000tpy of printing and writing paper and 140,000tpy of tissue, including two 60,000tpy Andritz tissue machines, which started up in 2013 and 2014 respectively.

They are partly integrated with a 170,000tpy bamboo pulp line at the same site.

The company used to run another mill in Nanning city, Guangxi autonomous region, in south-western China.

The plant housed a combined capacity of around 20,000tpy of tissue and 35,000tpy of uncoated fine paper; it was shut down in August 2014 to make room for commercial developments.