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Indonesian tissue producer PT. Suparma has signed for a new Metso-supplied tissue line that targets cost-efficient high-quality tissue production.

It will be installed at the company’s mill in Surabaya and start-up is scheduled for 2014. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

The new line will have a width of 2.75m and an operating speed of 1,600m/min.

It will add another 25,000 tonnes per year of bathroom tissue, towel grades and diaper tissue to the company’s existing production for the Indonesian market.

Raw material for the new production line will be virgin fibre and recycled fibre.

Lanny Bernadette, director at PT. Suparma, said: “Since 2007 we have used 96% of our existing tissue machine capacity and this has forced us to install a new machine in order to develop our market.

“We decided to place an order with Metso because quality is essential for us and we believe that Metso have an advanced technology that will certainly produce a high-quality tissue product.”

Delivery will comprise a complete high-speed tissue production line featuring an Advantage DCT 100 tissue machine equipped with an OptiFlo headbox, a Metso cast iron Yankee cylinder and an Advantage AirCap Yankee hood.

Metso will also supply a part of the stock preparation equipment.

The delivery will include basic engineering for the new tissue machine and services for installation and start-up of the machine.

PT. Suparma was founded as a paper and board producer in 1976. The company established its first tissue machine in 2007.

It supplies high-quality board, laminated wrapping kraft and tissue paper to the Indonesian market as well as the Asian, Australian and African market.

It employs 1,800 people and produces a total of 190,000 tonnes of paper per year.

The signing ceremony at PT Suparma’s mill in Surabaya, Indonesia