(News from RISI) – A fire has hit tissue maker C&S Paper’s mill in Jiangmen city, Guangdong province, China, but was extinguished without casualties.
The blaze went through a tissue converting workshop on the morning of 18 January, and was soon put out.
The firm said that normal production has been resumed at the mill, besides in the workshop itself.
The cause of the accident is being investigated and damages are still being calculated.
The mill has a total tissue capacity of around 180,000tpy.
A major tissue producer, C&S currently runs five plants in China, and boasts a national tissue capacity of around 380,000tpy.
New PMs delayed: The firm is pressing ahead with the construction of a new site in Luoding city, Guangdong province.
Two 60,000tpy Andritz tissue units are planned to start up there this year.
Each PM will have a trim width of 5.56m and a design speed of 1,900m/min.
They were originally scheduled to come online by the end of 2013.
However, according to a source close to the project, civil engineering at the new facility hit a delay.
The first PM may kick off production in March, followed by the second in May or June.
Moreover, two new Toscotec PMs with a combined capacity of 59,000tpy which will run at the firm’s site in Chengdu city, Sichuan province, have also been delayed.
One will have a trim width of 3.55m and a design speed of 1,650m/min. It will make tissue at a potential rate of 32,000tpy.
The other one will have a trim width of 2.85m and a design speed of 1,700m/min. Its capacity will be around 27,000tpy.
The two machines were originally planned to get fired up in 2013. Their new timeline has not been announced.