(News from RISI) Shandong Dongshun Group has started up three new tissue PMs in China, adding a combined capacity of 48,000tpy.
All three units, provided by Kawanoe Zoki, are identical. Each has a trim width of 2.76m and a design speed of 1,000m/min and can produce tissue at a rate of 16,000tpy.
Two are located at the firm’s flagship mill in Taian city, Shandong province. The other is at a site in Zhaodong city, Heilongjiang province.
Shandong Dongshun will bring six more tissue PMs online at the Taian site by 2015.
Four will be co-supplied by the Japanese supplier and by Valmet.
Each unit, with a capacity of 25,00tpy, will have a trim width of 2.85m and a design speed of 1,300m/min.
The first two PMs will be delivered to the site this month and in September. Their startups are scheduled for the end of this year. The other two units will be fired up in the second half of 2015.
Meanwhile, Shandong Dongshun is diversifying into the hand towel segment. It has signed up Kawanoe Zoki to supply two PMs to produce the grade.
Each PM will be 2.85 m wide and have a design speed of 450m/min. The output of the PMs will be in the basis weight range of 32-50g/m².
The first unit is planned to be delivered around November 2014, followed by the second in November 2015.