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

China’s Hebei Xuesong Paper has successfully started up its first EcoEc tissue machine, the Intelli-Tissue® 1200 EcoEc.

The company produces 80,000tpy of tissue and its brands include Xuesong, Jiabei and Haorenjia.

Based in Baoding, the PMP Group-supplied machine has reached maximum production capacity – 60tpd and the maximum working speed of 1,200mpm just five days after start-up.

It has a width of 2,850mm at the reel and PMP also provided a stock approach system, mechanical drives, electrical drives, a lubrication system, a steam and condensate system and DCS.

PMP said: “The key feature of the EcoEc line is ultra-low energy consumption levels. Currently, the machine at Hebei Xuesong operates at 2.5 T/T steam consumption.

“Optimisation to reduce the energy consumption to the target level of 2.0 T/T is continued and so Hebei Xuesong can produce soft tissue at attractively low production costs.”