Tissue World Magazine

Turkey’s Ipek Kagit Tissue Paper has invested in a new Advantage tissue production line.

The Valmet Advantage DCT 200TS line will be installed at the company’s Manisa plant in Turkey and start-up is scheduled for the second half of 2015.

The value of the order will not be disclosed.

Sertaç Nisli, general manager, Ipek Kagit Tissue Paper, said: “The new Advantage DCT line will support our vision to become a regional powerhouse, by extending our existing leadership in Kazakhstan and the Caucasus to over 20 markets in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Central Asia.

“Ipek Kagit is an experienced tissue producer with a long history in the tissue business.”

The tissue machine will have a width of 5.6m and a design speed of 2,200m/min.

It will provide high-quality facial, napkin, toilet and towel grades for consumer and commercial use.

Delivery will comprise of a complete tissue production line featuring Valmet stock preparation systems and an Advantage DCT 200TS tissue machine.

The machine is equipped with OptiFlo headbox, Advantage ViscoNip press and Yankee cylinder with Advantage AirCap hood.

Complete engineering, installation supervision, training, start-up and commissioning are also included in the delivery.

Ipek Kagit is part of Eczacibasi Group, which operates in the businesses of building materials, healthcare and consumer products as well as finance, information technology, welding technology, mining and property development and facility management.