Metso and Kawanoe Zoki have announced a new license agreement covering the supply of Advantage DCT 40 and DCT 60 technology to China.
Under the new license agreement, Kawanoe Zoki will market, manufacture and install Advantage DCT 40 and 60 machines that will be produced at the company’s workshop in Zhejiang, China.
Metso will supply key components including OptiFlo II TIS headboxes, Metso Yankee cylinders and suction pressure rolls, to form part of Kawanoe Zoki’s deliveries.
The first joint delivery to China will be four Advantage DCT 60 tissue machines to Shandong Dongshun Group Co.
Shandong Dongshun Group Co placed an order for four Advantage DCT 60 tissue machines in July, 2013.
Two of the machines will be installed at the Dongping mill in Taian City, Shandong Province in the second half of 2014 and the other two at the same mill in the first half of 2015.
Chen Shu Ming, chairman of the board, Shandong Dongshun, said the move helps the business to “become more competitive with higher production and quality products in the Chinese market”.
Shandong Dongshun Group Co is one of the leading tissue makers in China in terms of production and business scale.
It has expanded its product range to include baby diapers and sanitary napkins in addition to toilet and tissue paper.