PT Suparma Tbk has started up a new tissue line at its site in Surabaya, Indonesia.
The Valmet-supplied Advantage DCT 100 TM increases the company’s production of bathroom tissue, towel and diaper tissue for the Indonesian market by 25,000 tonnes per year.
It fulfils the company’s ambition to produce sustainable products of high quality in a cost-efficient way.
Edward Sopanan, PT Suparma Tbk director, said during the initial run the company managed to produce commercial grade tissue on the second day.
Valmet’s delivery included a complete high-speed tissue production line featuring an Advantage DCT 100 tissue machine equipped with an OptiFlo headbox, a cast iron Yankee cylinder and an Advantage AirCap Yankee hood.
It also supplied part of the stock preparation equipment as well as basic engineering, installation services and start-up of the machine.
The new line has a width of 2.75m and an operating speed of 1,600m/min.
Raw material for the new production line is virgin fibre and recycled fibre.
PT Suparma Tbk was founded as a paper and board producer in 1976.
It established its first tissue machine in 2007 and now supplies high-quality board, laminated wrapping kraft and tissue paper for the Indonesian market as well as the Asian, Australian and African markets.
The company employs 1,800 people and produces over 200,000 tonnes of paper per year.