Tissue World Magazine, World News

Turkey’s Hayat Kimya has boosted its presence in the Middle East after it started-up a PM at its new mill in Egypt.

The Valmet-supplied line will produce 70,000tpy of high quality facial, toilet and towel tissue.

It has a width of 5.6m and a design speed of 2,200m/min and is part of the company’s expansion plan in the region, where it also has tissue mills in Turkey, Iran and Russia.

Valmet’s scope of delivery comprises a complete tissue production line featuring stock preparation systems, an Advantage DCT 200 TS tissue machine and two Valmet Focus Rewinder systems.

The tissue machine is equipped with an OptiFlo headbox and a cast alloy Yankee cylinder. It is also featured with the Advantage tissue technology including a ViscoNip press, an AirCap hood prepared for co-generation, a WetDust dust system, sheet transfer system and a SoftReel L reel.

Hayat Kimya is part of the Hayat Group which operates in the chemicals, hygienic products, paper and wood-based industries.

The Hayat tissue facilities today have a paper production capacity of 210,000 tonnes and a converting capacity of 135,000tpy.

Through the new start-up the total production capacity of Hayat Kimya will reach 420,000 tonnes.