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

Lee & Man has started-up its XcelLine TM 10 tissue machine at its Jiangxi-based tissue site.

Supplied by Voith, TM10 has a wire width of 5,600mm and is designed for a maximum operational speed of 2,000m/min.

It will produce 60,000tpy of household tissue from virgin fibre. The scope of supply includes the BlueLine stock preparation, approach flow system, broke handling, a white water system and the tissue machine.

The supplier said the 5.5-metre Steel Yankee dryer cylinder will enhance drying efficiency through optimised heat transfer, while a high-performance steam-heated hood will provide the required tissue quality with lower energy consumption.

Products from the Jiangxi site are sold into the East coast market in China.

Established in 1994, Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing is a leading paper manufacturers, mainly producing packaging paper and tissue paper with different grades and specifications. The company’s annual production volume in 2016 was up to 5.63 million tonnes.

It has five production locations in China, with a total of 6,500 staff.